The buzz from European Development Days 2015

By Richard Jones, Adva Saldinger 04 June 2015

Three key themes emerged from discussions and debate on the first day at European Development Days in Brussels — the flagship event of the European Year of Development 2015.

This year's forum comes at a key moment, in advance of the third International Conference on Financing for Development in July in Addis Ababa, the post-2015 agenda setting in September in New York and December's climate negotiations in Paris.

What was the buzz among the 6,000 global development professionals gathered in Brussels this week? Here’s an insider look.

What’s happened at European Development Days 2015 so far? Richard Jones and Adva Saldinger share the highlights.

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About the authors

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Richard Jones@richard_devex

Richard oversees editorial content for campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, supervising a team of correspondents and writers, penning articles and conducting high-level video interviews at events across the EMEA region. Currently based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 12 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. His development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador.


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Adva Saldinger@AdvaSal

As a Devex Impact associate editor, Adva leads coverage of the intersection of business and international development. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, she enjoys exploring the role the private sector and private capital play in development. Previously, she has worked as a reporter at newspapers in both the U.S. and South Africa. Most recently, she has been ghostwriting a memoir for a former child slave and NGO founder in Ghana.


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