Working in Development Forum 2018 Working in Development Forum 2018

Working in Development Forum 2018

Thursday 22 February | 2-6pm | Julian Study Centre



All DEV students are welcome to join this year's Working in Development Forum, an opportunity to meet development practitioners and UEA graduates working in various sectors, including climate change and the environment, media and communications, gender, impact evaluation, humanitarian work and health. 

The forum is the main annual careers and employability event here in the School of International Development and offers an opportunity for students to hear speakers from DFID, the United Nations, The Red Cross, BBC Media Action, WWF, UNEP-WCMC, itad, The Girl Effect and more, who will share their insights on their career paths and trends relevant to the sectors they work in.

Our keynote speakers for this event are Kevin Merkelz, a DEV Masters graduate currently working for the United Nations in Somalia running emergency camps for people displaced by conflict, and Dr Sarah Park, a DEV graduate and External Research Associate who has a wealth of experience working with WorldFish and other organisations on climate change, resilience, food security and sustainable agriculture.

Timings for the day will be as follows. Rooms and speakers for each panel will be released nearer the day.

2-2.55pm: Introduction and keynote speakers

3-3.45pm: Panel sessions

3.45-4.15pm: Coffee and tea

4.15-5pm: Panel sessions

5-5.50pm: Reception - an opportunity for speaker and students to meet.

This is a great opportunity for all students to meet practitioners, including recent DEV graduates, working in international development and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please book into this session in advance, so that we can provide enough refreshments on the day. 

Register your place on the UEA Careers Central Event page