December 18, 2017: AFD hosts conference on politics and citizenship

The French Development Agency AFD hosts a conference on the occasion of International Migrants Day on November 18, 2017. Institutions, associations, and researchers will exchange with AFD on the link between migration, development, and public policy. Speakers include David Khoudour, an economist from the OECD Development Center and Agata Sobiech, AFD’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.

Location: Paris, France

Website - Eventbrite


December 18-20, 2017: ACP-EU meets to discuss economy and security

The Joint Parliamentary Assembly for Africa, the Carribbean, the Pacific and the EU (ACP-EU) meet to discuss economic trends and security. Topics of focus include improving access to healthcare systems, resilience against climate shocks and natural disasters, and challenges to the field of development and security.

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Publication: European Parliament


December 19, 2017: Korean Ministry of Education hosts discussion on careers in international development

Korea's Ministry of Education, in partnership with the National Research Foundation and the Korea Education Development Institute (KEDI), organizes a conference on career paths in international development cooperation. Panelists include representatives of start-ups working on corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in developing countries, and representatives from international organizations who will share the reality of their on-the-ground experiences in international development.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Webpage - KEDI (in Korean)

South Korea

December 19, 2017: AECID hosts round table discussion on state of Spanish development policy

Spanish development agency AECID and the General Secretariat for Ibero-America (SEGIB) organize a round-table discussion entitled “What kind of country do we want to be? The future of Spain’s development policy”, which examines the present and future trajectories of Spanish development cooperation.  The event includes the participation of Spanish journalist and historian Miguel Ángel Villena, who presents his new book, 'España Solidaria' ('Solidary Spain'), and former prime minister José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Website - AECID (in Spanish)


December 19, 2017: Red ONGD Madrid organizes workshop on SDGs and local governance in Madrid

Spanish development NGO umbrella organization Red ONGD Madrid organizes a workshop to discuss about the connections between the 2030 Sustainable Agenda and local governance, both in developing and developed countries. Geared towards NGOs, politicians, and development professionals, this workshop aims at offering innovative solutions for strengthening and achieving an integrated, coherent development policy.

Location: Madrid, Spain

Website - Red ONGD Madrid   


January 15, 2018:  French think tanks host conference on development, climate, and security

French think tanks IDDRI and FERDI, in cooperation with the CERDI research centre and the Initiative for Development and Global Governance (IDGM), host a conference entitled 'Development, climate, security: challenges for a new cooperation policy'. Participants include policymakers and public authorities from around the world, as well as stakeholders and experts in international relations and sustainable development. Discussions will focus on strengthening cooperation on the issues of development, and social and environmental sustainability and security.

Location: Paris, France

Website - IDDRI


January 19-20, 2018: WUSC and CECI host 7th annual International Forum on global development

The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and International Center for Studies and Cooperation (CECI) host the 7th annual International Forum on global development in Ottawa. The Forum explores the theme ‘Global Solutions in a Fragmented World’ and encourages conversation around Canada’s role in meeting complex global challenges. The conference brings together academics, professionals, CSOs, and government actors to share ideals and practices for promoting inclusive global development. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website - International Forum


February 8, 2018: Global Partnership for Education financing conference

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) holds its 2018-2020 replenishment conference in Dakar, Senegal. The event, co-hosted by Senegal and France, was announced during a high-level event on education financing at the United Nations. GPE, the only multilateral fund devoted solely to education, aims to raise US$3.1 billion for 2018 through 2020 to support the education of 870 million children across 89 countries that are home to 78% of the global out-of-school population.

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Press release – Global Partnership for Education

Global Education

February 10, 2018: University of Toronto hosts annual student-run International Development Conference

The University of Toronto hosts its annual International Development Conference (IDC), a student-organized and led conference that encourages critical thinking and innovation through discussion. This year's IDC explores the theme of 'Movements', examining changes to the international development landscape and the histories of people who have been excluded from mainstream development. The event includes thematic discussions on migration, citizen engagement and grassroots activism, the future of development, and the role of social media in transforming social activism.   

Location: Toronto, Canada

 Website - International Development Conference


February 13-14, 2018: Australasian Aid Conference 2018 takes place in Canberra

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University has announced details of the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, held in partnership with The Asia Foundation. Over 500 people are expected to attend, including researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond, as well as students and practitioners working on international development policy. Australia's Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, is the opening speaker. The keynote address will be made by Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Centre for Global Development in Washington.

An early bird discount on registration is available until December 1, 2017.

Location: Canberra

Event website - Crawford University