Often referred to as the capital of Africa, Addis Ababa is home to the African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and hundreds of international development organizations and professionals.
According to Global Humanitarian Assistance, Ethiopia received $3.6 billion in aid in 2011, making the country the fifth largest recipient of official humanitarian assistance. A priority country for donors and implementers alike, Ethiopia has a wealth of deeply experienced local organizations and experts working in areas like education, health, food security, climate change and governance.
Since space is limited, participation is by invite only. Participants selected to attend will be able to maximize this opportunity to meet and network with a highly experienced group of development practitioners and employers, allowing for more intimate discussions and collaboration.
Devex partnership and career Forum is "the" platform for the development professionals located in Addis Ababa or East Africa, to
1. Build connections to dozens of major international development players
Major international development organizations like RTI International, Catholic Relief Services, Engility, Oxfam and UNICEF sent recruiters and senior representatives from their local and global offices to attend this event with the express purpose of meeting experienced professionals who can help their aid efforts in Ethiopia and East Africa.
2. Learn about industry insights and trends that could impact the development environment
The agenda included panels and breakout sessions to explore the current trends in international development. Discussions on how localization, private sector engagement and monitoring and evaluation is changing were held by NGO leaders, social workers and donor agencies.
3. Network with colleagues from across the region
The Devex Forum is not only a great opportunity to network with employers, but also like-minded professionals in Addis Ababa and the surrounding area. We were in the company of some of the most accomplished development workers in the region. The closing networking reception was an opportunity to meet and forge relationships with this select group.
For more information on the Devex Forum in Addis Ababa, including sponsors, exhibitors and developing agenda, check out the event website here
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