A mother and child in Tawila, North Darful wash their hands before eating. This week's events include the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene on water and development issues. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID / 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 August 24:

XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention
August 24 - 27
Frankfurt, Germany                 

16th International Conference for Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA)
August 24 - 29              
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                    

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014
August 24 - 28              
Davos, Switzerland            

The 33rd General Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth    
August 24 - 30              
Rotterdam, The Netherlands          

Small-Scale Postharvest Horticultural Technologies Short Course/ Study Tour
August 25                      
Bali, Indonesia            

USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements
August 25 - 27              
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                    

Capacity-Building Workshop for Mesoamerica on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration to Support Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets                
August 25 - 28              
San Jose, Costa Rica

Civil Society Forum for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific            
August 26 - 27              
Bangkok, Thailand                    

EGM on Developing the APEF Energy Data & Policy Information Portal  
August 26 - 27              
Bangkok, Thailand                    

Global Media Forum: The Role of Media in Realizing The Future We Want      
August 26 - 28              
Bali, Indonesia            

Bioenergy workshop          
August 26 - 29              
Sao Paulo, Brazil        

WHO Global Conference on Climate Change and Health
August 27 - 28              
Geneva, Switzerland                    

The Global Fund: Finance and Operational Performance Committee Meeting
August 27 - 28              
Geneva, Switzerland            

CAADP Development Partners Task Team (DPTT) Interpersonal meeting
August 27 - 28              
Brussels, Belgium                    

SARCOF-18 Advancing Climate Information Services for Resilience Development in Southern Africa Region  
August 27 - 29              
Windhoek, Namibia                   

Signing Ceremony of cooperation agreement between NEPAD and FAPESP
August 27 - 29              
Brazil, Brazil                    

65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference  
August 27 - 29                       
New York, United States                    

WHO Conference on Health and Climate          
August 27 - 29              
Geneva, Switzerland                    

Webinar: What Drives Deforestation and What Stops It?                  
August 28                      
Online                      

Fatal Assistance, CGD film for Global Development Matters.  
August 28                      
Washington DC United States            

Productivity Effect of Public Capital in Japan and Asian Countries        
August 28                      
Tokyo, Japan                    

USAID Subaward Management
August 28 - 29              
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                   

Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific
August 28 - 29              
Bangkok, Thailand                  

Financial Management for US Government Funding  
August 28 - 29              
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                    

The Base of Pyramid world convention & expo 2014
August 28 - 30              
Singapore, Singapore

Special Event on Safeguarding the Shared Heritage in Samoa         
August 29
Apia, Samoa

2014 World Water Week          
August 31 - September 5
Stockholm, Sweden                   

International celebrations:

International day against nuclear tests
August 29

International day of the victims of enforced disappearances
August 30

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