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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