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:


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 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

ADB Recruitment Outreach Event
Jan. 30
London, United Kingdom

Sixth ECOSOC Youth Forum
Jan. 30-31
New York, New York, United States

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