Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A farmer prepares his field in Lilongwe, Malawi. The International Food Policy Research Institute and its 2020 Vision Initiative will hold an international conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” from May 15-17, 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by: Stephen Morrison / Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / 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 May 12:

9th NARBO IWRM Training
May 12
Laguna, Philippines

A political approach to security and justice programming: making it work in practice
May 12
London, United Kingdom

Malawi media launch: Fragmented governance and local service delivery in Malawi
May 12
Lilongwe, Malawi

PMD Pro 1 — The Essentials of Project Management
May 12-14
Washington D.C., United States

e-Health Forum
May 12-14
Athens, Greece

Water, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Mainstreaming Seminar
May 12-15
Fiji

Adaptation Futures 2014: Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
May 12-16
Ceara, Brazil

13th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
May 12-23
London, United Kingdom

SOLVE training of trainers: Integrating health promotion in occupational safety and health policies
May 12-23
Turin, Italy

Can democracy deliver for development? Lessons from Brazil, India and Ghana
May 13
London, United Kingdom

Under the Radar: Why Is a Leading Child Killer Invisible on the Global Health Agenda?
May 13
Washington DC, United States

The World Bank Group Controller and KPMG Annual Technical Accounting Workshop
May 13
Washington D.C., United States

Enabling GrEEEn Cities: A Sustainable Urban Future in Southeast Asia
May 13-14
Manila, Philippines

Second Central Asia Climate Knowledge Forum: Moving Towards Regional Climate Resilience
May 13-15
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
May 13-16
Abuja, Nigeria

African Utility Week
May 13-16
Cape Town, South Africa

Distinguished Speaker Seminar: RMB Internationalisation and the Development of an Offshore RMB Market in Hong Kong
May 14
Tokyo, Japan

Conference: Insects to feed the world
May 14
Ede, The Netherlands

Hunger in the Age of Climate Change
May 14
Washington D.C., United States

Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Relationships in the Media and Culture Sector

May 14-15
Geneva, Switzerland

Going #BeyondGDP: Fourth WAVES Partnership Meeting
May 14-15
Washington D.C., United States

Second Annual Conference of the Economics of Green Growth Peer-Assisted Learning Network (EGGPAL)
May 14-16
Istanbul, Turkey

Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)
May 14-16
Paris, France

Subregional Seminar on the Prospective Benefits of Membership in the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) for Pacific Island Countries
May 15
Nadi, Fiji

U.K. water forum: water equity in the new development era
May 15
London, United Kingdom

The post-2015 agenda: The role of Social Protection
May 15
Bonn, Germany

Consumption Taxes, Inequality and the Poor
May 15
Washington D.C., United States

Suspension and Debarment Colloquium
May 15
Washington D.C., United States

Regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency
May 15-16
Manila, Philippines

Financial Management for US Government FundingMay 15-16
Washington D.C., United States

Inception Workshop - Development Account Project on Strengthening capacities in countries with special needs to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs
May 15-16
Bangkok, Thailand

CTA High-Level Panel on ‘Enhancing resilience for food and nutrition security in small-island economies’
May 15-17
Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia

Building resilience for food and nutrition security
May 15-17
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Symposium "Perspectives on ICT4D"
May 16
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Future of the Western Balkans in the EU
May 16
Vienna, Austria

China’s Agricultural Investment in Africa: Land Grabs or Friendship Farms?
May 16
Washington D.C., United States

International celebrations

International Day of Families
May 15

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 17

World Information Society Day
May 17

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