Events preview: Jan-June 2021 in development cooperation

We round up the major events and gatherings for the global development community in 2021. Photo by: Olya Kobruseva from Pexels

FEATURED EVENTS

USAID - Devex Career Fair
Feb. 17
Online
Devex will host a career fair in partnership with USAID, as part of a broader initiative. The USAID - Devex Career Fair is geared specifically towards development professionals and USAID's open Foreign Services positions.

Prescription for Progress
Feb. 25
Online
Devex will host the third edition of Prescription for Progress — this year, a series of virtual conversations diving into learnings about global health partnerships over the past year — bringing together activists, investors, futurists, and other change-makers working on technology and innovation to advance global health.

EVENTS FROM JANUARY TO JUNE 2021

January

IFAD at the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity
Jan. 11
Paris; online

Speed, Safety and Equity: Deploying Vaccines for COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Jan. 12
Online

Deploying COVID-19 Vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean
Jan. 12
Online

A Partnership With Purpose: Celebrating 14 Years of Positive Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean
Jan. 12
Online

VEF Virtual Series: Equity, Gender and Youth
Jan. 13
Online

Changes in Global Income Distribution and Their Political Implications
Jan. 13
Online

Global Reset: Inequality and a New Social Contract
Jan. 13
Online

Climate Resilient Food Systems for Africa: From Evidence to Action
Jan. 13-18
Online

Trade Integration, Global Value Chains, and Capital Accumulation
Jan. 14
Online; Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia

Water and Beyond: EU Transformative Approaches for International Partnerships
Jan. 18-21
Online

Climate Adaptation Week Groningen
Jan. 19-25
Groningen, Netherlands

Mobile Broadband Internet and Confidence in Government
Jan. 20
Online

Leave No One Behind: Moving the Agenda Forward
Jan. 21
Online

Climate Adaptation in Food Systems: Lessons From Youth Led Science-Based Social Movements
Jan. 22
Online

D.C. Political Economy Seminar: Caffeinated Development: Export Sector, Human Capital, and Structural Transformation in Colombia
Jan. 22
Online; Washington

Health Benefits Plan: The Guarantee To Leave No One Behind
Jan. 25
Online

Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
Jan. 25-26
Online

From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia
Jan. 27
Online

Virtual Policy Dialogue on Taxation in the Digital Economy: New Models in Asia and the Pacific
Jan. 27-29
Online

February

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20)
Feb. 2-4
Rome

VEF Virtual Series: Agro-Industry
Feb. 3
Online

Conference on Strengthening Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment Under the COVID-19 Crisis
Feb. 8-10
Online

47th Session of the Committee on World Food Security
Feb. 8-11
Online

59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD59
Feb. 8-17
New York

VEF Virtual Series: Industry Decarbonisation - Hard To Abate Sectors
Feb. 10
Online

From Micro to Macro: Entry Barriers, Misallocation, and Aggregate Productivity
Feb. 23
Online

March

VEF Virtual Series: Digitalisation
March 3
Online

Second Gender in Oil, Gas and Mining Conference: Getting to Equal in a Changing World
March 3
Online

Facilitating Remote Participatory Filmmaking in Times of Covid-19
March 3
Online

Getting to Equal in a Changing World: Second Global Gender in Oil, Gas and Mining Conference
March 3-4
Online

7th South Asia Economic Policy Network Conference on Vaccinating South Asia
March 3-4
Online

Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IIC
March 17-21
Barranquilla, Colombia

Civil Society Policy Forum
March 22-April 11
Online

Trade, Robots, and Industrial Development
March 23
Online

Virtual Conference on Fintech and COVID-19
March 30-April 1
Online

April

VEF Virtual Series: Investment and Partnership Needs
April 7
Online

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021
April 7-8
New York

VEF Virtual Series: Inclusive Infrastructure Development for Driving Low Carbon Industrialisation
April 14
Online

Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests
April 26-30
New York

May

ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2021
May 3
New York

United Nations Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goal
May 4-5
New York

United Nations Development Cooperation Forum 2021
May 6-7
New York

VEF Virtual Series: Galvanising Political Action - Food Systems Track
May 12
Online

Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
May 17-30
Online

2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement
May 28-29
Bogota, Colombia

June

Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development - Africa 2021
June 16-18
Nairobi

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2021: Global Unrest
June 24-25
Washington

Online ADB Sanitation Dialogue 2021
June 30-July 2
Online

PAST EVENTS

January

Technology Innovation Challenge for Transport
Jan. 8
Online

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES

International Day of Education
Jan. 25

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

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Feb. 11

World Day of Social Justice
Feb. 20

International Mother Language Day
Feb. 21

Zero Discrimination Day
March 1

International Women's Day
March 8

International Day of Happiness
March 20

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21

International Day of Forests
March 21

World Down Syndrome Day
March 21

World Water Day
March 22

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
April 6

World Health Day
April 7

International Mother Earth Day
April 22

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21

This article was last updated on 11 January 2021

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