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
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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