Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Polling stations in Kenya. Photo by: Sara Jerving / Devex

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Aug. 8:


World Pitch Summit
Aug. 7-11
Silicon Valley, California, United States

Webinar Series: Internet of Things for Agriculture
Aug. 8

Migration and Health Webinar One: True stories – effective advocacy for health and migration
Aug. 8

A Brief History of Tuberculosis Transmission Research Between 1880 and 1940: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Aug. 9

ADB-ADBI Forum on Governance and Institutions
Aug. 9-11
Seoul, South Korea

USAID’s 2017 Acting on the Call report
Aug. 10

Implementing Clinical Trials During Epidemics: The Ebola Experience
Aug. 10
Washington, D.C., United States

Feed the Future DATATHON
Aug. 11
Washington, D.C., United States

EA Global 2017: San Francisco
Aug. 11-13

Singularity University Global Summit
Aug. 13-15

2017 CDC National Cancer Conference
Aug. 14-16
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

ODI in conversation with Rajiv Shah
Aug. 16
London, United Kingdom; Online

Frontline stories: risks faced by health workers
Aug. 17
London, United Kingdom; Online


Kenya 2017 general election
Aug. 8

Follow Devex’s East Africa Correspondent Sara Jerving @sarajerving for on-the-ground reporting from Nairobi, and catch up on Devex’s coverage of the Kenyan election:

Kenya election: NGOs lean on local influencers to temper risk of violence
Monitors grapple with how to measure social media's role in Kenyan election
Q&A: Dr. ​Alex Awiti on how the Kenyan elections could impact development

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug. 9

International Youth Day
Aug. 12

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