Events preview: 2017 in development cooperation

A scene during the 2016 Devex Career Forum held in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Jeff Mauritzen


Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker
Jan. 11, 2017

Considering a humanitarian career? Join us for a special Devex webinar with the authors of the recently published book, “Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker,” Chen Reis and Tania Bernath.

Reis and Bernath, both veteran aid workers, will discuss some of the key findings from their research and experience working in this demanding field. From the realities of the job to soft and hard skills required of this career, the authors will provide tips for breaking into and succeeding in the humanitarian sector whether you are just getting started or a mid- to senior-level professional.


First United Nations World Data Forum
Jan. 15-18
Cape Town, South Africa

World Economic Forum
Jan. 17-20
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

U.S. Presidential Inauguration
Jan. 20
Washington, D.C., United States

The United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum
Jan 30-31
New York, United States

Mobile World Congress
Feb. 2 - March 2
Barcelona, Spain

The Future of Global Health
March 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development
March 1-3
Bonn, Germany

17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
March 14-18
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Education & Skills Forum
March 18-19
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bond Annual Conference
March 20-21
London, United Kingdom

Devex Global Development Career Forum
March 24
Washington, D.C., United States

Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corp. Annual Meeting
March 30 - April 2
Asunción, Paraguay

Land and Poverty Conference
March 20-24
Washington, D.C., United States

Skoll World Forum
April 4-7
Oxford, United Kingdom

World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings
April 21-23
Washington, D.C., United States

Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting
May 4-7
Yokohama, Japan

OECD Forum 2017June 6-7
Paris, France

European Development Days
June 7-8
Brussels, Belgium

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
June 16-18
Jeju Island, South Korea

InterAction Forum
June 20-22
Washington, D.C., United States


World Cancer Day
Feb. 4

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Feb. 6

International Women's Day
March 8

World Water Day
March 22

World Tuberculosis Day
March 24

World Health Day
April 7

World Malaria Day
April 25

World No Tobacco Day
May 31

World Environment Day
June 5

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Refugee Day
June 20

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