Events preview: This week in development cooperation

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Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting May 16:


Preparing for Trump's aid budget? What you need to know.
May 23, 9 am EST

With uncertainty over President Trump's agenda for international engagement — and how the White House’s latest proposal for deep cuts to U.S. foreign assistance and the dismantling of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation will perform in Congress going forward — questions continue to loom over the future of U.S. aid.
As development organizations and practitioners around the globe brace for what's likely to be a major funding shift, Devex is here to help you navigate through what's ahead for Trump's aid budget.

On Tuesday, May 23 at 9 am EST (2 pm GMT) Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar and Washington insider and Kyle House Group Founding Partner Porter Delaney will discuss what's next for the U.S. budget process and what you can do now to prepare.


Challenge of Change: Harnessing University Discovery, Engagement, and Learning to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security
May 16
Washington, D.C., United States

2017 Challenge of Change: Harnessing University Discovery, Engagement, and Learning to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security
May 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Reaching the fifth birthday: Empowering community health workers to save lives Evidence from the IRC's research in DRC, South Sudan, and Kenya
May 16
Washington, D.C., United States

The Conservative Case for OPIC: Harnessing the Private Sector for Development
May 16
Washington, D.C., United States

World Social Marketing Conference
May 16-17
Washington, D.C., United States

Bertelsmann Stiftung and EFC roundtable on the role of religious communities in refugee aid
May 17
Brussels, Belgium

Technology: Powering Change and Empowering Women
May 17
New York, United States

IDAHOT 2017: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17
Bangkok, Thailand; Salzburg, Austria; Washington, D.C., United States; Online

Human Rights Due Diligence and the supply chain – in practice
May 18
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Webinar: Awareness Raising and Campaigning: What and How Does Social Media Contribute?
May 18

Tuberculosis: New Insights from the Field
May 18

Sustaining Social Marketing for Health: Perspectives from Asia and AfricaMay 18
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa: 1st Partners Meeting
May 18-19
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

European Environmental Rights and their Enforcement: The Right to Clean Air
May 19
Paris, France

Third Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development
May 19-20

World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa
May 19-21
Dead Sea, Jordan

Global Symposium on Microfinance: Revolutionizing Microfinance: Insight, Innovation, InclusionMay 22-23
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings
May 22-26
Ahmedabad, India

Innovate4Climate: Finance and Markets Week
May 22-26
Barcelona, Spain

ODI at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
May 22-26
Cancun, Mexico

70th World Health Assembly
May 22-31
Geneva, Switzerland

City Solutions Platform: Sydney Project Workshop
May 23-24
Sydney, Australia


World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
May 17

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May 18

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 21

International Day for Biological Diversity
May 22

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