Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A teacher with her students in Tibar, East Timor. World Teachers' Day is on Oct. 5. Photo by: Joao dos Santos/ World Bank / 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 September 30:

First International Conference on Global Food SecuritySept. 29 - Oct. 2Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

First World Irrigation ForumSept. 29 - Oct. 5Mardin, Turkey

19th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife CommissionSept. 30 - Oct. 4Windhoek, Namibia

Lessons from the United States African Development FoundationSept. 30Washington, D.C., United States

Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum 2013Oct. 1 - 4Manila, Philippines

4th World Congress of United Cities and Local GovernmentsOct. 1 - 4Rabat, MoroccoWTO Public Forum 2013 — Expanding Trade through Innovation and the Digital EconomyOct. 1 - 3Geneva, Switzerland

Democracy and Development: Perspectives of the new USAID DRG StrategyOct. 2Washington, D.C., United States

U.N. General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and DevelopmentOct. 3 - 4New York, United States

Pay-for-Performance and Anemia Reduction: Evidence from Rural China Oct. 4Washington, D.C., United States

Publication and book launches

  • The Rebirth of Education: Schooling Ain’t Learning September 30

  • FAO: ‘The State of Food and Agriculture’Oct 1

International celebrations

  • International Day of Older PersonsOct. 1

  • International Day of Non-ViolenceOct. 2

  • World Teachers’ DayOct. 5


  • Israel Parliamentary Election Oct. 1

  • Ethiopia Presidential ElectionsOct. 1

Independence Day

  • Independence Day NigeriaOct. 1

  • Independence Day IraqOctober 3  

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