Dev Raj Yadab harvesting bananas in his field in Nepal. Global discussions on clean energy, food and agriculture await development professionals next year. Photo by: Asian Development Bank / 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 Jan. 4.:

Charting the political economy of ethnic unrest in Nepal: Shifting class relations and agrarian crisis
Jan. 6, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Breaking Nationalist Frames. Palestinian Refugee Women and the New Politics of Memory
Jan. 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Making Paris Happen: Carbon Markets, Taxes, and Other Policy Solutions for Climate Action
Jan. 11, 2016
Washington, D.C., United States

Capitalism, Tourism and Climate Change
Jan. 12, 2016
London, United Kingdom

TB Elimination — Should we be Careful what we Wish for?
Jan. 12, 2016
London, United Kingdom

International Conference Steps to Sustainable Livestock
Jan. 12-15, 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom

The U.S. Should Let In 100,000 Syrian Refugees
Jan. 13, 2016
New York, United States

Arctic Matters Day
Jan. 14, 2016
Washington, D.C., United States

Africa's Industrialization: Reversing the Decline
Jan. 14, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Marburg & Ebola Viruses Old and New
Jan. 14, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Transforming Transportation 2016
Jan. 14-15, 2016
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2016
Jan. 14-16
Berlin, Germany

Clima East: Working with the Eastern Partnership Countries on Climate Change
Jan. 18, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

World Future Energy Summit
Jan. 18-21
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Creating a Gender-Inclusive Supply Chain: Moving from Data to Action
Jan 19, 2016

Citizen Participation: Knowledge Production and Policy in Development Aid
Jan. 19, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Deforestation, Tree Planting and El Nino in Indonesia
Jan. 19, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Putting the Politics into International Public Health
Jan. 20, 2016
London, United Kingdom

Asian Irrigation Forum 2
Jan. 20-22, 2016
Manila, Philippines

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