Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A scene from the Financing for Development Forum of the Economic and Social Council Session. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / U.N.


How funders can support local solutions
April 23, 10 a.m. ET (4 p.m. CET)

Localizing philanthropic efforts was a major topic of conversation at this year's Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship. How are donors shifting their funding strategies to close the distance between themselves and the solutions they support? Devex is convening a one-hour webinar — hosted by Senior Reporter Catherine Cheney and featuring a panel of experts from the global philanthropic space — to provide insights and more.

Innovation and doing good
April 25, 12 p.m. EST (5 p.m. GMT)

This event will provide you with an insider perspective on what it means to apply a tech, engineering, analytics, and product development background to roles focused on doing more good for more people. Our panelists will share insights from their own experience to help you succeed.


World Conference on Health and Climate Change: Taking Care of Humankind at +2°C
April 15-16
Cannes, France

ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum)
April 15-18
New York, United States
Devex Associate Editor Adva Saldinger is on the ground.

ADBI-Central Bank of Turkey Conference: Innovative Finance for Growth – The Role of Credit Guarantee Funds
April 16-18
Istanbul, Turkey

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2019
April 16-18
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Climate Change Adaptation for International Transport: Preparing for the Future
April 16-17
Geneva, Switzerland

How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development
April 17
Washington, D.C., United States

Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) West Africa Regional Summit
April 17
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Devex reporter Sara Jerving will be on the ground.

ADBI Dialogue on Energy Insecurity in Asia: Challenges, Solutions, and Renewable Energy
April 20-21
Xi'an, China

Sixth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference: Professionalization of Public Procurement for Better Performance
April 22-24
Thumphu, Bhutan

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2019
April 22-26
Santiago, Chile

18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII)
April 22-May 3
New York, United States

Distinguished Speaker Series: Design-led Nexus Approach for Food, Energy, and Water Innovations in Cities
April 23
Tokyo, Japan

Distinguished Speaker Series: Trends and Attitudes Towards Migration Globally
April 23
Tokyo, Japan


World Creativity and Innovation Day
April 21

International Mother Earth Day
April 22

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