Events preview: This week in development cooperation

The theme of the fifth African Union–European Union Summit to be held on Nov. 29-30 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, is “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Future.” Photo by: Sommet UA - UE 2017

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Nov. 28:

FEATURED EVENTS

Office Hours with Kate: How to innovate your recruitment with talent pools
Nov. 28

Hiring the right people takes time, and in humanitarian response, lengthy hiring processes can be a matter of life or death. Watch our Facebook live conversation with careers guru Kate Warren on streamlining hiring processes, diversifying your talent pool, and finding the right candidates for the job.

Engaging with the European Fund for Sustainable Development
Dec. 1, 9 a.m. EST (2 p.m. GMT)

As the European Fund for Sustainable Development — worth up to 4 billion euros — comes into sharper focus, development professionals across the globe are strategizing the best ways to engage with it.
Join us for an online discussion with a panel of experts from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and Devex's Data team. You will get an in-depth look at the essentials of the fund — including its purpose, priorities, and structure — how the EFSD fits into broader trends in the funding landscape, and insider tips for tapping into the fund.

EVENTS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS

6th EU-Africa Business Forum
Nov. 27-28
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Catch up on our takeaways from the forum: Private sector seeks better jobs, better candidates in EU-Africa Business Forum

3rd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa
Nov. 27-28
Accra, Ghana

RCI Week 2017: Accelerating Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific for Economic Growth, Shared Prosperity, and Sustainability
Nov. 27-29
Manila, Philippines

6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy
Nov. 27-29
Incheon, South Korea

Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism
Nov. 27-30
Montego Bay, Jamaica

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017
Nov. 27-30
Scotland, United Kingdom

ESCAP SDG Week
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Bangkok, Thailand

Engineering a Solution for Disasters: The Promise of Resilient Infrastructure
Nov. 28
Sendai, Japan

SwitchPoint Virtual Reality Lab
Nov. 28
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Capacity building seminar: A workforce for the future - Designing strong local strategies for better jobs and skills
Nov. 28-29
Venice, Italy

4th Global Science Conference On Climate Smart Agriculture
Nov. 28-30
Johannesburg, South Africa

Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2018
Nov. 28-30
Brussels, Belgium

Markets Matter Advocacy Webinar: Expanding Access to Health Products
Nov. 29
Online

5th African Union – European Union Summit
Nov. 29-30
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Here are Devex’s top 6 things to watch at the 2017 AU-EU Summit

Second Asia-Pacific Forum on Low-Carbon Technology: Transitioning Towards Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development
Nov. 29-30
Hunan Province, China

Divorce, Widowhood, and Women's Welfare in Africa
Nov. 30
Washington, D.C., United States; Online

Adapt: The Climate Has Changed|
Nov. 30
Washington, D.C., United States

High Water Women's 2017 Investing for Impact Symposium
Nov. 30
New York, United States

World AIDS Day Reception
Dec. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

UN Global Science - Policy - Business Forum on the Environment
Dec. 2-3
Nairobi, Kenya

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2017: Technology and Innovation for Impact
Dec. 4-5
Washington, D.C., United States

4th Annual Global Digital Health Forum
Dec. 4-6
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Forum on Just Transition
Dec. 5
Geneva, Switzerland

FT Investing for Good USA
Dec. 5
New York, United States

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Nov. 29

World AIDS Day
Dec. 1

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec. 2

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec. 3

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec. 5

World Soil Day
Dec. 5

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