A humanitarian aid worker with UNHCR hands out food to newly arrived Syrian refugees in Jordan. The U.N. refugee agency and Georgetown University will host Humanitarian Innovation Jam, an event that will put the spotlight on managing innovation in the humanitarian sector. Photo by: J. Kohler / UNHCR

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 Jan. 12:

USAID Town Hall on Partnering to End Extreme Global Poverty
Jan. 11
Pomona, United States

Arab Water Week 2015
Jan. 11-15
Dead Sea, Jordan        

EU Workshop: Needs of Persons with Disabilities Throughout Disaster Management Cycle
Jan. 12-13
Riga, Latvia

Second UNNExT Masterclass: Single Window in the Context of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Jan. 12-21
Cheon-An, Korea

Disaster Risk Management Public Seminar Series No. 5: The Role of the Private Sector in Building Resilience to Disasters
Jan. 13
Tokyo, Japan

Liberia After Ebola
Jan. 13
Washington D.C., United States

Workshop on Building Resilient Communities Through Urban Planning and the Integration of Natural Sciences
Jan. 13
Geneva, Switzerland

Advanced Regional Government Procurement Workshop for Asian Economies
Jan. 13-15
Bangkok, Thailand

Funding for Social Impact: Advice from the Experts
Jan. 14
Online

Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
Jan. 14-16
Tokyo, Japan

Future Tense Event: How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?
Jan. 15
Washington D.C., United States

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for Africa in 2015
Jan. 15
Washington D.C., United States

Towards a Common Understanding? Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings
Jan. 15
Geneva, Switzerland

Young Children’s Well-Being in Comparative Perspective: A Multicountry Case Study of Breast-Feeding and Leave Policies
Jan. 15
London, United Kingdom

Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity
Jan. 15-16
New York, United States

Humanitarian Innovation Jam 2015: Innovation Management
Jan. 15-16
Washington, D.C., United States

Informal Interactive Hearings with Civil Society for Third Conference on Financing for Development
Jan. 15-16
New York, United States        

Global Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics
Jan. 15-16
New York, United States

2015 UN-Water Annual International Conference
Jan. 15-17
Zaragoza, Spain

International Recovery Forum 2015
Jan. 16
Kobe, Japan

Stakeholder Preparatory Forum on Post-2015 Development Agenda
Jan. 16
New York, United States

Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda — Current International Discussions and Challenges for Implementation
Jan. 16
Tokyo, Japan

80th International Green Week
Jan. 16-25
Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015
Jan. 17
Berlin, Germany

Commission on Genetic Research on Food and Agriculture’s 15th Regular Session: Towards the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Jan. 17
Rome, Italy

International celebrations

Anniversary of 2010 Haiti earthquake
Jan. 12

India National Youth Day
Jan. 12

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