Event preview: This week in development cooperation

Workers at a garment factory in Cambodia, where the International Labor Organization regularly inspects working conditions as part of its Better Factories Cambodia Project. International Workers’ Day, which is on May 1, is observed in many countries around the world. Photo by: ILO in Asia and the Pacific / 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 April 28:

South Africa in BRICS: Salvation or ruination?
April 28
London, United Kingdom

Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?
April 28
London, United Kingdom and online

Conference on working conditions
April 28
Brussels, Belgium

Steering and Scientific Committee Meeting of Globally Important Agricultural Systems
April 28-29
Rome, Italy

Expert Meeting on Global Justice, Poverty Eradication and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
April 28-29
Paris, France

International consultation on workers’ health coverage
April 28-30
Semnan, Iran

Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation
April 28-30
Accra, Ghana

African Union Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture
April 28-May 2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Private funding of humanitarian aid: is this the future?
April 29
London, United Kingdom and online

Shelter from the storm?
April 29
London, United Kingdom

#AskAg Twitter Chat: Knowledge Gaps to Scaling Ag Tech
April 29
Online

How to Design, Test, and Market a Credit Card for Farmers: Lessons from Turkey
April 29
Online

1st African Water Integrity Summit
April 29-30
Lusaka, Zambia

Rethinking disaster risk reduction: making better decisions on HFA2
April 30
London, United Kingdom and online

Zambia at 50: Engaging diaspora in inclusive development
April 30
Lusaka, Zambia

Nature, Wealth and Power 2: Leveraging natural and social capital for resilient development
April 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Interactive Dialogue on Monitoring and Accountability for Post-2015 Development Agenda
May 1
New York City, United States

WonkComms 1 year on: two steps forward, one step back?
May 2
London, United Kingdom and online

Abu Dhabi Ascent
May 4-5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Resilience 2014  Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation
May 4-8
Montpellier, France

International celebrations

International Workers Day
May 1

World Press Freedom Day
May 3

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