Events preview: January 2017 in development cooperation By Devex Editor 20 December 2016
As civilian casualties mount in war-torn Mosul, Luigi Pandolfi, a technical expert with EU Humanitarian Aid in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, discusses healthcare strategy with staff from ECHO's partner International Medical Corps. Photo:
Peter Biro / EU / ECHO / CC BY-ND
Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Jan. 2:
FEATURED EVENT Becoming an International Humanitarian Aid Worker Jan. 11, 2017 Online
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.
EVENTS IN JANUARY 2017 First Meeting of the Global Tracking Framework Consortium Jan. 11 Washington, D.C., United States Rethinking urban transportation: How can cycling and public space contribute to better cities? Jan. 11 Washington, D.C., United States USAID Private Sector Engagement Training for Implementing Partners Jan. 12 Washington, D.C., United States Global Land Indicators Initiative Expert Group Meeting Jan. 12-14 Cape Town, South Africa UN World Data Forum Jan. 15-18 Cape Town, South Africa People at the Center: OECD Policy Forum on the Future of Health Jan. 16 Paris, France Enhancing the Quality of Service Delivery Jan. 16-17 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Jan. 17-20 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland Making Trade Inclusive: Symposium on SMEs and Trade Adjustment Jan. 18 Tokyo, Japan Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Jan. 19-21 Berlin, Germany Creating Opportunities for Economic Empowerment and Employment for Young Women Jan. 24 Online ADB Recruitment Outreach Event Jan. 30 London, United Kingdom Sixth ECOSOC Youth Forum Jan. 30-31 New York, New York, United States Know of an upcoming event that might be of interest to the international development community? Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.