Events preview: This week in development cooperation

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participate in the development committee meeting during the 2014 IMF-World Bank spring meetings. The Washington, D.C.-based financial institutions will hold their annual meetings this week. Photo by: Eugenio Salazar / World 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 Oct. 6:

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2014
Oct. 6
Washington D.C., United States            

New Perspectives on Building Resilience Webinar
Oct. 6
Online                       

2014 Nile Basin Development Forum
Oct. 6-7
Nairobi, Kenya

Empowering Africa's future: Building infrastructure & agribusiness through public-private partnership
Oct. 6-7
Washington D.C., United States        

Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 12
Oct. 6-17
Pyeongchang, Korea

America's latest orphan: Afghanistan. What does the future hold for the country?
Oct. 6
New York City, United States

From poverty to prosperity: Achieving lasting change for girls
Oct. 6
Brussels, Belgium                    

New Perspectives on Building Resilience Webinar
Oct. 6
Online

Creating a ‘Smart Network’ for Climate Knowledge
Oct. 6
London, United Kingdom

National Development Banks and climate finance: Innovating in scaling up private investments
Oct. 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Academy on the Green Economy
Oct. 6-17
Turin, Italy

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2014: The Need for Open & Responsive Governments
Oct. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

20 years of research: Development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean
Oct. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Putting affected people at the centre of humanitarian response: Rhetoric or reality?
Oct. 7
London, United Kingdom

Launch of the 2014 Aid Transparency Index
Oct. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

Resilience: uncensored
Oct. 8
London, United Kingdom

SID-Washington 2014 Career Fair
Oct. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

75th Session of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management
Oct. 8-9
Geneva, Switzerland

ReSAKSS 2014: Promoting agricultural trade to enhance resilience
Oct. 8-10
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fourth Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-IV)
Oct. 8-10
Marrakech, Morocco

Launch of the OECD Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2014
Oct. 9
London, United Kingdom

A multigenerational approach to global poverty alleviation
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Africa: Sharing economic growth broadly: New challenges for the continent
Oct. 9
Online

Changing agricultural aid through understanding farmer seed systems
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Haiti: Clean water, improved sanitation, better health
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Macro, Trade and Finance Seminar Series
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Enabling infrastructure for economic transformation and shared prosperity
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Grameen Foundation — Microfinance — Live Video Chat from the Philippines in honor of Global Poverty Day
Oct. 9
Online

Delivering on the data revolution in sub-Saharan Africa
Oct. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Development cooperation report 2014 and why forests? Why now?
Oct. 10
Washington, D.C., United States

Regional multistakeholder meeting on the AEC and regional agreements, challenges and opportunities for SMEs
Oct. 10
Bangkok, Thailand

Shared prosperity, inequality and poverty in East Asia and Pacific
Oct. 10
Washington, D.C., United States and online

Food for the future: Achieving food security in the face of climate change
Oct. 10
Washington, D.C., United States and online

2014 Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF
Oct. 10-12
Washington, D.C., United States

Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014
Oct. 10-12
Paramaribo, Suriname

State of the Africa Region
Oct. 11
Online

USAID Higher Education Webinar
Oct. 23
Online

Registration deadline for TechCon 2014
Oct. 23
Berkeley, United States

International celebrations:

World Sight Day
Oct. 9

World Mental Health Day
Oct. 10

International Day of the Girl Child
Oct. 11

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