Event preview: This week in development cooperation

58-year-old Ley Leup, originally a rice farmer in Battambang, Cambodia has started to learn how to grow crops and other vegetables through the Asian Development Bank's community empowerment program. Women farmers all over the world are celebrated in the upcoming International Day of Rural Women this October 15. Photo by: Asian Development Bank / CC BY-NC

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 October 14:

Fall 2013 AILA International Fellows ProgramOctober 13 - 18Washington, D.C., United States

Advanced course on crisis, recovery and transitionsOctober 13 - 19  Beijing, China

Book Launch: Energy Statistics in Asia and the Pacific (1990–2009) and Energy Outlook for Asia and the PacificOctober 14Daegu, Korea

Training Workshop on Maximizing Environmental Benefits and Climate Proofing Transport ProjectsOctober 14 - 15Philippines

ACSS: African Crop Science Society ConferenceOctober 14-17Yaounde, Cameroon

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning OpportunityOctober 14-18 South Africa

Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Takatoshi Ito - Abenomics - Controversy, Progress, and ProspectsOctober 15Tokyo, Japan

USAID Fall Semester: Gallaudet Fall Internship & Job Fair    October 15 South Africa

Audit and Ethics Committee MeetingOctober 15-16Geneva, Switzerland

Workshop on Ecosystem-based Approaches to Biodiversity ConservationOctober 15 - 16 Hanoi, Vietnam

Growth and Development in Peru: The Elusive PathOctober 16Washington, D.C., United States

The Counter Child Trafficking Global Online Conference October 16 - 18

Do cash transfers improve schooling outcomes?October 17London, United Kingdom

Live Online Chat - Beyond the MDGs: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development AgendaOctober 17Manila, Philippines

Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) conference 2013October 17 - 18Copenhagen, Denmark

Strengthening Policies and Practices for Low-Carbon Green Growth in South Asia and Central AsiaOctober 17-19Bangalore, India


International celebrations


Yemen, constitutional referendumOctober 15

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