Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Children fetching water in Tajikistan. The High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation will commence on August 20 to 21 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to promote dialogue and cooperation in addressing Water management policies and sustainable development. Photo by: Christophe Chenevier / CC BY-NC-SA

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 August 19:

First Africa Food Security ConferenceAugust 20 - 21Nairobi, Kenya

High-Level International Conference on Water CooperationAug 20 - 21Dushanbe, Tajikistan

International Disaster and Risk ConferenceAugust 24 - 28Davos

UNWTO General Assembly 2013    August 24 - 29Livingstone town (Zambia) and Victoria Falls town (Zimbabwe)

International celebrations

  • World Humanitarian DayAugust 19

  • Afghan Independence DayAugust 19

  • World Mosquito DayAugust 20


  • Madagascar (Presidential and Parliamentary)August 23

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