Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Mini-flags on display during the opening of the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security at the Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome, Italy. Photo by: Alessia Pierdomenico / FAO

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. 13:

Resilience is for life: Reducing disaster risk in an aging world
Oct. 13
London, United Kingdom

World Investment Forum
Oct. 13-16
Geneva, Switzerland

Energy and environment: Local solutions to global challenges
Oct. 13-17
Lisbon, Portugal

Committee on World Food Security
Oct. 13-18
Rome, Italy

Enhancing global environmental benefits through independence and partnership in evaluation
Oct. 14
Tokyo, Japan

Fieldwork is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. The importance of going deep on context.
Oct. 14
London, United Kingdom

Raising productivity in African agriculture
Oct. 14
London, United Kingdom

ADBI-Bank of Finland seminar on recent economic developments in the Euro Area and the Russian Federation
Oct. 14
Tokyo, Japan

Business enabling environment and economic reforms: Successes, lessons learned and challenges from Georgia
Oct. 14
Washington, D.C., United States

New growth strategies: Delivering on their promise?
Oct. 14-15
Washington, D.C., United States

What does preparedness mean to you?
Oct. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

Launch of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All Americas
Oct. 15
Santiago, Chile

Webinar: Developing national capacities in food security and nutrition information systems in Sudan
Oct. 15
Online

New term, new opportunities: Strengthening inclusion in EU international cooperation
Oct. 15
Brussels, Belgium

Making what’s good for workers work for business
Oct. 15

London, United Kingdom

Crisis communications: Protocols, pitfalls, and perceptions
Oct. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

Policy dialogue: Financing SMEs — sharing ideas for effective policies
Oct. 15-16
Jakarta, Indonesia

On the road to universal health coverage: Lessons from a multicountry study in East Asia
Oct. 16
Tokyo, Japan

Private sustainability finance: Leveraging private finance for sustainable development
Oct. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Fourth meeting of the regional policy dialogue's transport network
Oct. 16
Miami, United States

Reaching the most vulnerable through social and gender analysis: Lessons from field research in Mali, Ghana and Malawi
Oct. 17
Washington, D.C., United States

International celebrations:

International Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct. 13

International Day of Rural Women
Oct. 15

Global Handwashing Day
Oct. 15

World Food Day
Oct. 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct. 17

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