Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A child wears a face mask in Brazil. The Global Health Security Agenda, which aims to address the threat of emerging global pandemics, will be launched on Feb. 21. Photo by: Xavier Donat / 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 February 16:

Social entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!Feb. 16–17Strasbourg, France

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

Online citizens’ dialogueFeb. 16Online

Regional training courses on “Investigative journalism, corruption, transparency and right to information” Feb. 20–23 Tunis, Tunisia    

Fifth Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum Feb. 17–18 Roma, Italy

Gender-based violence in emergencies Feb. 18 ODI/Online

UN-Water Technical Advice on Possible Water Goal Side EventFeb. 18New York, United States

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!Feb. 18-19New York, United States

Water, Sanitation and Sustainable Energy in the Post-2015 Development AgendaFeb. 18-19New York, United States

Signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between IFC and three microfinance institutionsFeb. 19World Bank Group Office, Yangon, Myanmar

Jumping into the Future: How Leapfrog Technologies will Change AgricultureFeb. 19Online

Gender, Water and Development Conference 2014 “The untapped connection”Feb. 19–21East London, South Africa

37th session of IFAD’s Governing CouncilFeb. 19–20Rome, Italy

Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund BoardFeb. 19-21Bali, Indonesia

Seminar: How Important Are Wealth-Based Poverty Traps? Evidence from a 19th-Century Land LotteryFeb. 20Washington D.C., United States

First Japan-U.S. Development DialogueFeb. 20Washington, D.C., United States

Agricultural Outlook Forum: The Changing Face of AgricultureFeb. 20–21 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Conference on Products Policy: International Trends in Ecodesign and Energy LabellingFeb. 20–21Brussels, Belgium

Insufficient evidence? The quality and use of evidence in humanitarian action Feb. 21ODI/Online

The Launch of the Global Health Security AgendaFeb. 21Online

Food Otherwise: Towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systemsFeb. 21-22Wageningen, The Netherlands

International celebrations:

  • World Day of Social JusticeFeb. 20

  • International Mother Language DayFeb. 21

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