Jump to the main content block

About Gro Brundtland Week

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 
- The Brundtland Report 1987 
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland has been a global leader in promoting sustainable development for the benefit of humanity for more than 30 years. She was awarded the 2014 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development for her innovation, leadership and implementation of sustainable development that laid out the scientific and technical challenges for the global community to achieve a better balance of economic development, environmental integrity, and social equality for the benefit of all humanity.
Dr. Brundtland provides part of the rewards to promote the sustainable development, especially for public health, in the developing countries. She aims to promote the involvement of younger women researchers from developing countries in the issues of sustainable development and equitable health systems. President Huey-Jen Su from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is committed to best manage this budget to achieve the goal through a 3-year project under the agreement of Dr. Brundtland and Tang Prize Foundation.
One-week science activity in Taiwan - including plenary sessions, symposiums, panel discussions and exhibitions - about global issues related to sustainable development in public health, will be held annually for a total of three years. Each year, five qualified female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan will be invited and subsidized to present their work during the week. Building a network and support system among female scientists from different countries will be emphasized and promoted throughout the event.
  • Health and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable and Equitable Health Systems
  • Sustainable Development Challenges in Developing Countries
  • To promote and encourage interest of general population in the areas of sustainable development, and communication of the relevance in everyday life
  • To promote sustainable and equitable health systems in developing country
  • To build capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability in public health
  • To network young female scientists between Taiwan and other developing countries in the field of sustainable development, and further establish the support system for tackling critical issues globally or in their respective countries.