Preparing the Next Generation of African Development Professionals
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
In a recent Devex survey of global development recruiters, they named the continent of Africa as the region where they expect the most hiring to take place in 2016. At least half of those positions, if not significantly more, are expected to be filled by national, rather than international, candidates.
As the gravity of foreign aid further shifts to the Global South, more and more opportunities are opening up for young professionals to take a leadership role in the development of their home countries. But what kinds of opportunities are available and what skills, education and training should aspiring professionals seek to qualify for these positions today and in the future?
In this Devex exclusive webinar, we will discuss development hiring trends across Africa and how budding development workers can prepare for these new opportunities. Speakers:
- Ericka Copening, World Bank
- Kate Vivian, Sciences Po, PSIA
- Kate Warren, Devex