Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A man teaches schoolchildren about malaria and mosquitoes. This year’s World Health Day theme is, ‘Vector-borne diseases — small bite, big threat.’ Photo by: S. Hollyman / World Health Organization

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 April 7:

ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar for the South American Region
April 7-8
Lima, Peru

Live online chat: Small bite, big threat — vector-borne diseases in Asia
April 7
Online

Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Genomics Congress 2014
April 7-8
London, United Kingdom

Development of the SADC aquaculture strategy
April 7-8
Gaborone, Botswana

Commissioner Hahn shares the lessons learnt in Europe’s cities at World Urban Forum
April 7-8
Medellin, Colombia

Strengthening early childhood education systems: Investing early to ensure effective learning
April 7-8
Bucharest, Romania

The Future of Energy Summit 2014
April 7-9
New York, United States

10th meeting of the Liaison Group on Capacity Building for Biosafety
April 7-9
Budapest, Hungary

Southern African Development Community’s supply and sanitation project steering committee Meeting and subcommittee for WSS and water quality and aquatic weeds
April 7-9
Gaborone, Botswana

International forum on payments for environmental services of tropical forests
April 7-10
San Jose, Costa Rica

Youth consultative and stakeholders forum on food and nutrition security strategy — Mainstreaming youth and women empowerment issues
April 7-10
Malawi

First Annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum
April 7-11
Incheon, South Korea

47th session of the Commission on Population and Development
April 7-11
New York City, United States

Second working session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils
April 7-11
Rome, Italy

47th session of the Commission on Population and Development
April 7-11
New York City, United States

Energy Training Week 2014
April 7-11
Paris, France

APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative: Regional seminar on corporate governance and compliance
April 7-11
Male, Maldives

Intergovernmental working group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and program of action
April 7-17
New York

High-level conference 'Youth Guarantee: Making It Happen'
April 8
Brussels, Belgium

Executive training on foundations of government information leadership in Uganda
April 8-9
Kampala, Uganda

Agricultural transformation in Central Asia
April 8-9
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

13th Working Conference of the CEO Water Mandate
April 8-10
Lima, Peru

Food Integrity and Traceability Conference 2014
April 8-10
Belfast, Ireland

Adoption of the European Commission’s green paper on mobile health
April 9
Brussels, Belgium

Property rights: The missing key to eradicating poverty
April 9
Brussels, Belgium

UNECE Water Convention joint bodies workshop
April 9-10
Geneva, Switzerland

ECOSOC Partnerships Forum
April 9-10
New York City, US

The situation of older and disabled Syrian refugees
April 9
London, United Kingdom, and online

CBD second dialogue seminar on scaling up finance for biodiversity
April 9-12
Quito, Ecuador

Seminar by Richard Barichello Determinants of rural wage rates in Java: How to reduce rural poverty
April 10
Tokyo, Japan

Low‐Carbon Livable Cities (LC2) Initiative: Getting cities ready and finance flowing for climate action
April 10
Medellin, Colombia

Procurement planning and execution: USAID grants and cooperative agreements
April 10-11
Dakar, Senegal

Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean ministers
April 10-11
San José, Costa Rica

World Bank spring meetings Africa live events
April 10-12
Online

Frictions between global configurations and national negotiations
April 10-11
Berlin, Germany

Global supply chains summit
April 11
London, United Kingdom

Sanitation and Water for All high-level meeting
April 11
Washington D.C., United States

Global Health and Innovation Conference 2014
April 12-13
Connecticut, United States

The rise of informal summitry: Implications for global governance
April 15
Duisburg, Germany

The post-2015 agenda: The role of social protection
April 15
Bonn, Germany

International events:

World Health Day
April 7

International Day for Street Children
April 12

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