The future of international development cooperation is not just hashed out in dusty field offices and ramshackle schools and hospitals, but also at a variety of events, celebrations and other gatherings.
Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting May 13:
2013 Humanitarian Action SummitMassachusetts, United StatesMay 13-14
Harvard University assembles leaders in climate sciences, humanitarian aid and global development to discuss ways to address the human and material costs of climate change.
5th meeting of High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on post-2015 development agendaNew York, United StatesMay 13-15
Panelists meet for the last time before submitting to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by the end of the month their recommendations on what should be included in a planned post-2015 global development framework, which is meant to succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
UNICEF international conference against child undernutritionParis, FranceMay 14-15
UNICEF is calling a high-level meeting to promote awareness and opportunities for “bridging the nutrition security gap in sub-Saharan Africa as a pathway to strengthen resilience and development.” Key attendees include representatives from the European Union, France, the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Donor conference for development in MaliBrussels, BelgiumMay 15
This high-level event organized by the European Union, French and Malian governments seeks to mobilize and coordinate support from the international aid community for Mali’s development priorities this year and next.