Event preview: This week in development cooperation

This year's World Economic Forum annual meeting will be held from Jan. 23 to 27 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Photo by: Benedikt von Loebell / World Economic Forum / 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 January 20:

European Union high-level meeting on Central African Republic humanitarian aid             Jan. 20 Brussels, Belgium

Presentation of the UNIDO Industrial Development Report, Vienna Austria Jan. 20 Vienna, Austria

Inclusion matters: the foundation for shared prosperity Jan. 20Washington D.C., United States

Misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions: China’s engagement with AfricaJan. 20Washington D.C., United States

Does Aid Undermine Accountability? Evidence from Bangladesh Jan. 21 Washington, DC

The science of delivery and the art and politics of institutional change Jan. 22 Online

IREX Tech Deep Dive: Drones for Development Jan. 22 Washington, DC                               

Bi-Coastal Meeting on Social Enterprise - Hype and Promise Jan. 22 Washington, DC

Scaling-up Re-greening Solutions in Africa to Boost Smallholder Yields     Jan. 22 Washington, DC                               

AgriBusiness Congress East Africa             Jan. 22–23 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania                               

The Power of Numbers and the Role of Targets in Driving the Gender Equality Agenda Jan. 23 Washington, D.C.                            

Beyond the Buzzwords: Examples of Sustainable Local Ownership Jan. 23 Washington, D.C.

Humanitarian Interventions in Situations of Urban Violence Jan. 23                          

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Jan. 23–27 Davos-Klosters  Switzerland       

The Economic Costs of Low Caloric Intake: Evidence from India Jan. 24 Washington, D.C., United States

2020 Conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” Jan. 24–31 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International celebration:

  • National Girl Child Day of IndiaJan. 24

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