Events preview: This week in development cooperation

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Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Dec. 5:


#AidToo Twitter chat
Dec. 6, 12 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CET)

86% of aid workers know a colleague who has experienced work-related sexual harassment or assault. How should our industry respond? This Wednesday, join us on Twitter for a conversation about responding to sexual violence in the global development industry.

#Vision4SDGs Twitter chat
Dec. 11, 10 a.m. EST (4 p.m. CET)
Join @devex + @Essilor for a Twitter chat on Monday, December 11. Tweet questions using #Vision4SDGs

How to get job search ready for 2018
Dec. 13, 12 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CET)

The holiday season provides an opportunity to step back, reflect on your career goals, and consider whether you will be aiming for a job change in 2018. It’s important to use this time wisely to prepare, and Devex career and recruitment guru Kate Warren is here to help answer your job search questions live on air. She will also share tips on how to create an effective strategy for your job search, present a recruiter-friendly profile, and craft a CV that gets you noticed.

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


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

Aid and multilateralism in an era of populist politics
Dec. 7
London, United Kingdom; Online

The Third Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women: Reproductive Choices to Life Chances: The Links between Contraception and Women’s Economic Empowerment
Dec. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Addressing SDG 5: How to incorporate gender into your investment strategy
Dec. 7
Zurich, Switzerland

International Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy: Riding the Waves of Technological Change: The Way Forward to Drive Productivity and Alleviate Inequality
Dec. 7-8
Bali, Indonesia

Pre-Forum Youth Workshop - Stepping up the pace on NCDs: Making 2018 count
Dec. 7-8
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

9th Sankalp Global Summit 2017
Dec. 7-8
Mumbai, India

GHC's Annual Member Meeting: Coffee with Loyce
Dec. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

Cities Research Seminar Series: Urban Informality as a Way of Life
Dec. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

2017 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week
Dec. 10-14
Swakopmund, Namibia

Conference on Globalization, Development, and Economic and Financial Stability
Dec. 11-12
Tokyo, Japan

Water Governance in Asia: A Comprehensive Approach
Dec. 11-13
Yangon, Myanmar

Better Decisions, Better Health: Practical Experiences Supporting UHC from around the World
Dec. 12
Washington, D.C., United States

Debate: Should the Private Sector Always Have a Role in Achieving UHC?
Dec. 12
Tokyo, Japan

Investing in Research – new evidence showing how a nutrition-sensitive agriculture program improves children’s nutritional status
Dec. 12
Washington, D.C., United States

Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment — A Workshop
Dec. 12-13
Washington, D.C., United States

7th ADB International Skills Forum: Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs
Dec. 12-14
Manila, Philippines

UHC Forum 2017
Dec. 12-15
Tokyo, Japan


International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Dec. 5

World Soil Day
Dec. 5

International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec. 9

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims  of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
Dec. 9

International Migrants Day
Dec. 18

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