Counterpart convenes

Our mission to build inclusive, sustainable communities around the world involves engaging with partner organizations, government, private sector, and citizens in order to achieve lasting change. We convene diverse stakeholders across disciplines and geographies to co-design collaborative and inclusive solutions. Check out our latest events to get involved.

April 24-26, 2024

International Conference on Disability Rights

Counterpart is co-sponsor of this hybrid international conference in partnership with the University of the Free State Center for Universal Access and Disability Support and the School of Law in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Keynote speakers:

  • Michael Stein, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
  • Toyin Falola, University of Texas, Austin

Closing panel discussion:

  • Alicia Arias Salgado, Chief of Party, New Partnerships in Open Government, Counterpart international
  • Shuaib Chalklen, African Disability Forum
May 21, 2024

USAID Global Gender Equality Conference

Counterpart is hosting a session during the 2024 USAID Global Gender Equality Conference titled “Catalyzing the Leadership and Decision-making Power of Women and LGBTQI+ Networks Through Locally Led Development.” The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 20-23.

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May 2, 2024

International Food Aid Showcase

American-grown commodities provide critical foreign humanitarian assistance through international food aid programming such as USDA McGovern-Dole and Food for Progress projects, and USAID’s Title II emergency food aid. These programs support both U.S. farmers and suppliers, as well as populations around the world in need of food security and disaster response.

Join us on Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon as we bring together diverse stakeholders from all segments of the U.S. food assistance value chain—from farmers to NGO implementing partners and government agencies—for a day of learning and connecting. The International Food Aid Showcase will feature a panel discussion voicing the perspectives of both program implementers and U.S. producers and suppliers, and interactive display tables designed to encourage networking and collaboration.

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March 5, 2024

Catalyzing Women's Leadership in the Green and Blue Economy

Join Counterpart International, EnCompass LLC, and Saudat Salami Foundation for two virtual panel discussions on how to advance global women’s leadership in the green and blue economies. We will begin with experts setting the stage on current trends and gender-related opportunities in the green and blue economies. Global women leaders from Africa and Asia will then share their stories on climate-smart economic initiatives and what they think is needed to support more equitable partnerships and inclusive co-design processes with global women-led NGOs and businesses.

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December 11, 2023

Celebrating Human Rights Day

Join Counterpart International and the Global Democracy Coalition for a series of panel discussions in celebration of Human Rights Day. The hybrid event will bring together prominent panelists who have dedicated their lives to defending and promoting human rights. These panels serve as a testament to the indomitable spirit of those on the front lines of human rights advocacy and celebrate the courage and resilience of human rights defenders.

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September 21, 2023

Rising Together: Women's Empowerment Reception

Mingle with colleagues and friends, and connect with women leaders at a special reception celebrating women’s empowerment. This event aims to ignite a spirit of collaboration and support, creating an environment where experiences are shared, ideas are exchanged, and alliances are formed.

Camille Richardson, minister counselor for commercial affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will give remarks.

August 15, 2023

Conceptualizing Gender Apartheid: Apartheid Context in International Law

Join us for an all-day seminar in partnership with the Afghanistan Policy Lab at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. The seminar will bring together experts, activists, and stakeholders to explore gender apartheid and its impacts on women’s rights, fostering discussions, interactive sessions, and exercises to formulate recommendations for combating gender apartheid in Afghanistan, inspiring worldwide efforts.

July 31, 2023

Counterpart Summer Mixer

Looking to build your network in the international development industry? Join Counterpart International for a Summer Mixer on July 31! We are bringing together Counterpart colleagues and alumni, along with professionals from other international development organizations. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get the latest scoop on international development hot topics and trends. Let’s get the conversation started!

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