Virtual Event: Transformational Disruptions to the Global Development Aid Industry
How is the business of changing the world changing? And what is the future of (global development) work?
The $200B global development sector is undergoing a radical disruption. This industry shift shakes up the traditional aid models of big budget projects run by select government aid agencies and implementing NGOs. In replacement, new development aid actors led by multinational corporations, Silicon Valley tech startups, and billionaires; data-driven results-oriented development models; and next gen social entrepreneurs are leading a tectonic shift. Launching Devex during his Kennedy School years, co-founder Raj Kumar draws upon two decades of experiences sitting at the intersection of global development industry trends, to share not only the evolution of the global development sector, but also pictures of the future of global development work. Given future scenarios of the evolving development sector, Raj will share requisite skills, relational networks, and career strategies to navigate an effective long-term career in global development.
Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.
11:00AM Tue 16 Jun 2020, Eastern timezone
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