What to know before your next international development conference

Conferences give development professionals an opportunity to learn more about the work they do and network with different stakeholders in the field. Devex shares tips and reminders to keep in mind before heading to your next international development conference. Photo by: Jacob Bøtter / CC BY

Nearly 100 actors working in global health gathered in Geneva last month to discuss how they can all work better together in the midst of a global push for universal health coverage. This July, meanwhile, more than 18,000 delegates around the world will be heading to South Africa to assess progress and find new ways to work together to address HIV.

Development meetings and conferences take place almost every week if not every day around the world. These events give development professionals an opportunity to learn more about the work they do and network with different stakeholders in the field.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.