Events preview: January to March 2018 in development cooperation

Devex will hold a career webinar in January on crafting effective cover letters. Photo by: Devex

Below are some of the most noteworthy events happening in the first quarter of 2018:


Cover Letters 101: What to (and not to) include
Jan. 18, 12 p.m. EST

During this Devex Career Webinar, we will take a deep dive into how to write an effective cover letter and share tips to make the process a less daunting part of your search. Cover Letters 101 will help you decide what to include in your cover letter; how to find a balance between CV highlights and personal content; how to structure your message; effectively tailor keywords; and top cover letter do’s and don’ts.

Participants will also get a special discount on Devex CV Writing after the event.


Understanding refugee and migrant journeys to Europe
Jan. 15
London, United Kingdom; Online

WHO Executive Board Meeting
Jan. 22-27
Geneva, Switzerland

28th AU Summit
Jan. 22-31
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Jan. 23-26
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Follow Devex’s Adva Saldinger and Catherine Cheney for their on-the-ground coverage at Davos.

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum
Jan. 30-31
New York, United States

5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
Feb. 20-23
New Delhi, India

2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals
March 9-18
Austin, Texas

World Economic Forum on Latin America
March 13-15        
São Paulo, Brazil

9th ADB Business Opportunities Fair 2018
March 14-15
Manila, Philippines

Advocacy Summit 2018
March 18-20
Washington, D.C., United States

Land and Poverty Conference 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World
March 19-23        
Washington, D.C., United States

Devex Global Development Career Forum
March 23
Washington, D.C., United States

World Literacy Summit 2018
March 25-27
Oxford, England


World Cancer Day
Feb. 4

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

International Women’s Day
March 8        

World TB Day
March        24        

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This article was last updated on 3 January 2018

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