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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    December 7

    Goalmakers Annual Conference 2023

    The Goalmakers annual conference – now in its 14th year – is the premier event for global development practitioners, funders, companies, and partners on the West Coast.

    Global Washington’s annual conference gathers top international development practitioners, business executives, corporate social responsibility leaders, academic researchers, philanthropists and others who are seeking ways to tackle immense challenges.

    The theme of our conference this year is Advancing Transformative Philanthropy. This reflects recent trends in funding for global development to create more equity and stronger partnerships in philanthropy. We will examine the funder and recipient relationship, and test our theory that co-creation creates stronger, more effective partnerships and yields better outcomes.

    Examples to be discussed at the conference include U.S. based foundations that support community-based organizations in a low- or middle-income countries, U.S. NGOs that subcontract to other organizations, and giving circles that give to grassroots organizations outside the U.S.

    We will unpack the inherent power dynamics between funder and recipient and then apply our co-creation process to determine better, more equitable relationships. This builds on last year’s theme of co-creation – a timely and relevant issue applicable to all who work in global development.

    The conference is two days, with a virtual day on Nov. 30 and an in-person day in Seattle on Dec. 7. You can register for one or both days; see below.

    Global Washington will convene “Goalmakers” whose work is critical to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalmakers are those who are singularly focused on building a more equitable, healthy, and prosperous world for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you, and look forward to your participation and viewpoints in these important discussions!

  • Virtual & Dubai - 1 Day
    December 7

    Climate +: A Devex Summit at COP 28

    Devex will again be on the ground in Dubai for COP 28 to host a series of live media interviews, conversations, and collaborative workshops.

    This year’s summit, Climate +, will bring together visionaries, change-makers, and thought leaders from across the globe to explore the interconnected relationship between climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. With a focus on critical areas such as health, food, energy, and finance, Climate + aims to uncover solutions that drive climate action while promoting equitable, sustainable development.

    While the official COP 28 will break for a day of rest, Climate + will be held at Warehouse Four, an event space in the trendy arts district of Dubai, Al Quoz. The day will include interviews with key leaders, panel discussions and debates with diverse stakeholders, and opportunities to collaborate and network with other leaders tackling climate and development challenges.

    Devex will also host a series of exclusive, invite-only dinners and side events. Registering for the summit will include you in a list for consideration for these other, more intimate gatherings.

    Register now to join us in person in Dubai or for the online broadcast!

    Conference, Webinar
  • Lloys Ellis Avenue Johannesburg, GP 2198 South Africa - 1 Day
    December 7

    Tech Connect Johannesburg

    Join us for a day of discussions, celebration and connection with Tech Connect Africa in Johannesburg, Where Tech Meets culture

    This tech festival and conference will welcome tech founders, business leaders, startups, and investors, key players in South African innovation.

    We will be celebrating the innovation, progress and resilience of the African tech scene.

    Hosted in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa has a rapidly emerging tech ecosystem. According to the startup Genome, Joburg’s startup scene is worth $962 million with more than 70% of South African companies located in Johannesburg.

    We’ve gathered a tremendous lineup of speakers who will share their insights on the latest trends, innovation, challenges, and opportunities on the continent.

    We want you to join us for party after party, networking, discussions led by professionals paving the way in tech, and the chance to connect with recruiters from global tech companies and local startups.

    Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect and networking with like-minded individuals

    Dress code:

    Celebrating African Excellence! We invite you to wear your best African Attire / Business Casual

    Who is Tech Connect Africa?

    Tech Connect Africa is a global social enterprise. Our mission is to unify the global African diaspora and build a future of tech that embodies our culture, connection, and community. We are creating a world where the African diaspora is leading technological innovations in their communities. We welcome you to our flagship conference in Johannesburg

    To join our community and for more info:

    Please note, this ticket provides you with access to the location and dinner

    Note: By attending our event, you acknowledge and consent to the potential sharing of non-personal data with our sponsors and partners for analytical and promotional purposes.

    Time: 5pm SAST / 10:00 AM ET
  • 138 Rivonia Road Sandton, GP 2196 South Africa - 1 Day
    December 7

    Beyond the Hype: the Future of Fintech in Africa

    Fintech is the most funded sector in Africa, but the once-unlimited supply of venture capital flowing into fintech startups around the continent has begun to dry up and many companies are struggling. So, what’s actually going on? For those that aren’t struggling, what is the secret to success?

    This event will feature a series of panels on the hottest fintech-related topics on the continent — mobile payment solutions, e-currencies, loan apps, cryptocurrency, etc. — concluding with a keynote fireside chat hosted by our Editor-in-Chief and a leading voice in African fintech.

    Check out our virtual event program, which offers the most up-to-date information on the agenda and speaker roster.

    Time: 3 – 8pm SAST

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