The women of Tinginaput village in Orissa, India perform a tribal dance in celebration of the arrival of solar power. The India Economic Summit on Nov. 4 - 6 aims to “shape the country’s next phase of transformation”. Photo by: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Department for International Development / 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 Nov. 2:

Climate Change: Raising Ambition, Delivering Results
Nov. 3                          
Chatham House, London                                      

Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security        
Nov. 3              
Kinshasa, Congo

Fifth Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development    
Nov. 3-5                    
Seoul, Korea  

Second UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)
Nov. 3-5                    
Vienna, Austria                                

Gender, Water and Development Conference 2014            
Nov. 3-7
Eastern Cape, South Africa  

Challenges and Opportunities in the Fight against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Lessons from IOM Workshops
Nov. 4                
Washington, D.C.                       

AfDB Golden Jubilee celebration          
Nov. 4                
Abidjan, Ivory Coast          

IFPMA conference, in partnerships with Devex, Investing for Healthier Societies: Innovation, Inclusiveness and Sustainability  
Nov. 4                
New York, United States        

Sustainable Governance:  From Rhetoric to Action: Engaging Women as a Means for Stronger Health Systems and Greater Health Outcomes
Nov. 4                
Washington, D.C.                      

OECD & UNDP Webinar: Best Practices in Green Public Procurement  
Nov. 4                
Online              

National Capacity Building Workshop on Sustainable and Inclusive Transport Development in Myanmar
Nov. 4-5
Naypyitaw, Myanmar                               

Second UNIDO Forum on Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID)
Nov. 4-5              
Vienna, Austria                          

India Economic Summit

Nov. 4-6      
New Delhi, India                          

Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development      
Nov. 4-6              
Hammamet, Tunisia                                

2014 Commitment to Development Award Reception
Nov. 5                           
Washington, D.C.

Irish Forum for Global Health International Conference 2014           
Nov. 5-6                
Dublin, Ireland                      

2014 APEC Economic Leaders' Week            
Nov. 5-11                    
Beijing, China

The Economist: World Water Summit         
Nov. 6                
London, United Kingdom                                     

Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions    
Nov. 6                           
New York, United States                                      

Call Me Educated: Mobile Phone Monitoring of Adult Education in West Africa Raises Test Scores                
Nov. 6                             
Washington, D.C.                       

TIDI Talks - LGBT Rights in the Developing World                    
Nov. 6                
Dublin, Ireland              

Educating Mothers, Saving Lives: Effects of Maternal Secondary Schooling on Child Mortality in Zimbabwe              
Nov. 6                    
Washington, D.C.                       

Sustainable Energy in Central Asia: Business Opportunities and Technology Transfer            
Nov. 6                
Brussels, Belgium                                    

2014 Busan Global Partnership Workshop
Nov. 6-7                
Busan,        Seoul​         

Cultivating Nutritious Food Systems: A Dialog with U.S. Leaders

Nov. 7
Washington, D.C.                       

Workshop on Self-Consumption of Renewables: The Role of Storage in Revolutionising Grid Infrastructure
Nov. 7
Tokyo, Japan                   

What is the Role of a Country’s Universities in Pluralistic Rural Advisory Services? The U.S. Land-Grant Model and  Other Examples                 
Nov. 7                
Online                       

Technical Discussion on Issues Related to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol        
Nov. 7                
Bonn, Germany

Third World Congress of Public Health Nutrition Pre-Congress Workshop                 
Nov. 7-9                
Banjul, The Gambia                                 

Diversity, Tolerance and Intolerance in Social Media
Nov. 8
Quebec, Canada

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