Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A woman and a child ride past a wind turbine in Peru. The Second Latin American and Caribbean dialogue on climate finance will be held from July 29 to 30 in El Salvador. Photo by: Daniel Bachhuber / CC BY-NC-ND

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 July 29:2nd Latin American and Caribbean dialogue on climate financeSan Salvador, El SalvadorJuly 29-30China summit on caring for climateBeijing, ChinaJuly 29-31Connecting community: Workshop for conveners and citizen leadersDurban, South AfricaJuly 29-31UNFCCC: LDC Expert Group regional training workshop on adaptation for African Anglophone least developed countriesKigali, RwandaJuly 29-August 2Future of Our Cities roundtableJohannesburg, South AfricaJuly 30Launch: Report on keeping the lifeline open - Remittances and markets in SomaliaWashington, D.C., United StatesJuly 31The new frontier: Including mHealth in strengthening South African health systemsJohannesburg, South Africa July 31-August 1Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – Eastern Europe regional consultation meetingBudapest, HungaryJuly 31-August 2Learning to Adapt 5Sydney, AustraliaAugust 1Asian development review conferenceManila, PhilippinesAugust 1-2International celebrations


  • Pakistan (Presidential) – July 30

  • Zimbabwe (Parliamentary, presidential) – July 31

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  • Johanna Morden

    Johanna Morden is a community development worker by training and a global development journalist by profession. As a former Devex staff writer based in Manila, she covered 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.