Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Syrian children take a walk around the refugee camp at Darashakran in northern Iraq. The second humanitarian pledging conference for Syria will take place on Jan. 15 in Kuwait. Photo by: L. Veide / UNHCR

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 January 13:

Cracking the nut Africa Jan. 13-15 Kigali, Rwanda

U.N.-Water Annual International ConferenceJan. 13-16Zaragoza, Spain

Powering Africa’s Economic Development: A Conversation with Andrew Herscowitz Jan. 13 Washington D.C., United States

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sixty-fifth session Jan. 13-31 Geneva, Switzerland

Public Hearing: The effects of social investment on employment and public budgetsJan.  14 Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

2nd Syria pledging conferenceJan. 15Kuwait City, Kuwait

Live Online Chat: Powering Myanmar’s Growth Jan. 15 Online

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s Gobernarte: the Art of Good Government Awards Jan. 15 Washington, D.C., United States

Powering Africa — A Conversation about Progress and Prospects Jan. 15 Washington, D.C., United States

How is climate change affecting migration — and how should policy-makers respond? Jan. 15 Washington, D.C., United States

Hearing on the Role of Civil Society in the EU-Japan FTA: European Stakeholders’ Perspectives Jan. 15 Brussels, Belgium

Expert group meeting on sexual health and reproductive rights of indigenous peopleJan. 15-17New York, United States

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2014 Jan. 16-18 Berlin, Germany

How Social Movements Succeed: Lessons from HIV/AIDS Jan. 16 Washington, D.C., United States

Social entrepreneurs: Have Your Say! Jan. 16 Palais des Congrès, Strasbour

Infoday on ERA-NET Cofund under Horizon 2020Jan. 16 Brussels, Belgium

Transforming Transportation 2014: Better Cities, Better BusinessJan. 16-17Washington D.C., United States

Integrating Sustainable Development Goals and Post-Millennium Development GoalsJan. 17Tokyo, Japan

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