Events preview: This week in development cooperation

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the airport in Accra, Ghana in 2009. This week African heads of state and government will descend on Washington, D.C. for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Photo by: Pete Souza / White House

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 Aug. 4:

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
Aug. 4-6
Washington, D.C., United States

The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovation and Business in Africa
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

The Timbuktu Renaissance Initiative Reception
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

Science at the United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in a time of Transition
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

African Diaspora Investment Symposium
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

Empowered Africa Dialogue
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

Sustainability in Healthcare Development: How Innovation is Advancing Africa’s Healthcare Systems
Aug. 4
Washington, D.C., United States

U.S.-Africa Business Forum
Aug. 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Symposium on science, technology, and innovation for development in Africa
Aug. 5
Washington, D.C., United States

The Gaza Crisis: No Way Out? Policy Options and Regional Implications
Aug. 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Incredible budgets — budget credibility in theory and practice
Aug. 6
London, United Kingdom

A Center for Global Development Europe Research Seminar: Migrant Networks and Trade
Aug. 6
London, United Kingdom

SID-Washington’s Young Professionals Workgroup Planning Meeting
Aug. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

2014 Brookings Blum Roundtable: Jump-Starting Inclusive Growth in the Most Difficult Environments
Aug. 7-9
Aspen, United States

An Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum with the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Aug. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

NAP Expo 2014: Catalyzing actions and support for the national adaptation plan process
Aug. 8-9
Bonn, Germany

International celebrations

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug 9

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