Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Doussou Konate helps spread awareness about the harmful effects of female genital cutting and forced marriage in Senegal. Feb. 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation or Cutting. Photo by: James Fulker / DfID / CC BY

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 Feb. 3:

Special Symposium on the Occasion of the Official Launching of Japan-World Bank Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Joint ProgramFeb. 3Tokyo, Japan

International Fund for Agricultural Development’s first meeting of Convenors and FriendsFeb. 3

Combating global corruption: Shared standards and commong practice?Feb. 3-4Chatham House, London, United Kingdom

Global forum for innovations in agricultureFeb. 3-5Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, United Arab Emirates

43rd meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism small-scale working groupFeb. 3-5Bonn, Germany

Investing in African Mining IndabaFeb. 3-6Cape Town, South Africa

8th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development GoalsFeb. 3-7United Nations headquarters, New York, United States

Workshop on the Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social ChallengesFeb. 4-5Geneva, Switzerland

Evaluating and Monitoring Apprenticeship and Traineeship Schemes seminarFeb. 4-5Brussels, Belgium

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors SummitFeb. 4-6Johannesburg, South Africa

Second Dialogue of the Aspen Institute Food Security Strategy GroupsFeb. 5-7Rome, Italy

14th Delhi Sustainable Development SummitFeb. 6-8New Delhi, India

International celebrations

World Interfaith Harmony WeekFeb. 3-9

World Cancer DayFeb. 4

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation/CuttingFeb. 6

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