Events preview: This week in development cooperation

    Namu’a Island in Samoa, where the third international conference on Small Island Developing States is held. Photo by: whltravel / CC BY-NC-SA

    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. 31:

    World Water Week
    Aug. 31 - Sep. 4
    Stockholm, Sweden

    “Beyond Aid” and the future of development cooperation
    Sept. 1
    Bonn, Germany                 

    Asia Women Leaders ProgramSept. 1-4
    Seoul, South Korea

    Africa Green Revolution Forum 2014  
    Sept. 1-4
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
    Sept. 1-4
    Apia, Samoa

    Community based adaptation and resilience in East and Southern Africa’s drylands
    Sept. 1-4
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                   

    Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programs
    Sept. 1-5
    Manila, Philippines

    Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa NAFSIP review and donor meeting
    Sept. 1-5
    Lilongwe, Malawi

    Training on trade defense measures and other trade related issues
    Sept. 1-5
    Yangon, Myanmar

    International symposium on cooperatives and the sustainable development goals: Focus on Africa
    Sept. 2
    Berlin, Germany                 

    Symposium on cooperatives and development goals: Focus on Africa
    Sept. 2
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                    

    Seminar — Paying for performance in health care: Empirical evidence from Rwanda’s national program
    Sept. 2
    Washington D.C., United States        

    Rural-Urban Poverty Linkages in Asia
    Sept. 2-4
    Zhejiang, China

    Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration
    Sept. 2-4
    Cork, Ireland           

    Exploring the added-value of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus         
    Sept. 3
    Stockholm, Sweden

    The Golden Hour” book launch
    Sept. 3
    Washington D.C., United States

    Grow Africa Steering Committee Meeting               
    Sept. 3
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Leaving no one behind: Why human rights matter for the post-2015 agenda
    Sept. 3
    Bonn, Germany

    Re-imagining malaria: looking into, behind and beyond current priorities
    Sept. 3
    London, United Kingdom

    Managing financial integration and inclusion in ASEAN: Opportunities and challenges
    Sept. 3-4
    Jakarta, Indonesia                

    High-level International Conference on the Role of Transport and Transit Corridors in Ensuring International Cooperation, Stability, and Sustainable Development
    Sept. 3-4
    Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    High-level meeting for coordinated implementation of international standards for macroeconomic statistics
    Sept. 3-4
    Vladivostok, Russia

    Fighting corruption and building trust for Asia and the Pacific
    Sept. 3-4
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Latin American Carbon Forum 2014
    Sept. 3-5
    Bogota, Colombia        

    Child Safeguarding Conference
    Sept. 3-5
    Cape Town, South Africa            

    OFDA Guidelines for Proposals Training          
    Sept. 3-5
    Virginia, United States        

    Is there still a place for impartial humanitarianism?
    Sept. 4
    London, United Kingdom            

    IFPRI policy seminar: Boserup and beyond mounting land pressures and development strategies in Africa
    Sept. 4
    Washington, D.C., United States and online        

    Open data solutions for rural development and inclusive growth in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    Sept. 4
    Hyderabad, India

    ASTII in-country training workshop on R&D and innovation data collection
    Sept. 4-6
    Gaborone, Botswana

    WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum
    Sept. 4-5
    Geneva, Switzerland            

    Participation in the global regulatory competency and curricula development project
    Sept. 4-5
    Washington D.C., United States

    Africa’s sovereign wealth funds: Demand, development and delivery
    Sept. 5
    London, United Kingdom

    Global value chains in Asia: Is everyone benefitting?
    Sept. 5
    London United Kingdom

    Inequality — Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies
    Sept. 5-6
    Helsinki, Finland

    3rd UNITAR-Yale conference on environmental governance and democracy
    Sept. 5-7
    Connecticut, United States

    Global Economic Symposium
    Sept. 7-8
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    11th annual meeting of the international water resource economics consortium
    Sept. 7-9
    Washington, D.C., United States

    International celebrations:

    International Day of Charity
    Sept. 5    

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