Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Diango Cissokol, prime minister of Mali shakes hands with José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. Photo by: EU

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.

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    Johanna Morden is a community development worker by training and a global development journalist by profession. As a Devex staff writer based in Manila, she covers the Asian Development Bank as well as Asia-Pacific's aid community at large. Johanna has written for a variety of international publications, covering social issues, disasters, government, ICT, business and the law.