The buzz from European Development Days 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

  • Richard Jones

    In his role as Editorial Director Richard oversees content for digital series, reports and events, leading a talented team of writers and editors, conducting high-level video interviews and moderating panels at events. Previously partnerships editor and an associate editor at Devex, Richard brings to bear 15 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. Based in Barcelona, his development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador, as well as extensive work travel in Africa and Asia.
  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.