Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Bill Gates at the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance pledging conference in 2011. The alliance will hold it second pledging conference from Jan. 26-27 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by: Ben Fisher / Gavi / DfID / CC BY

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. 26:

Center for Global Development in Europe sandwich seminar with Chris Blattman: More sweatshops for Africa?
Jan. 26
Washington, D.C., United States        

What have humanitarians learned from their response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and Haiti earthquake?
Jan. 26
Online        

136th WHO executive board session
Jan. 26 - Feb. 3
Geneva, Switzerland        

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance pledging conference
Jan. 27
Berlin, Germany

After the honeymoon? The next decade of South-South Development Cooperation
Jan. 27
London, United Kingdom

From farmers to entrepreneurs: Changing our mindsets
Jan. 27
Rome, Italy        

Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts
Jan. 27
London, United Kingdom

Managing food price volatility
Jan. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Impact evaluation in governance
Jan. 27-30
Istanbul, Turkey

Fourth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Jan. 27-30
Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Learning program: Mobilizing Multistakeholder action for reform
Jan. 27-30
Manila, Philippines        

Panel discussion: Insuring the future of farmers under climate change
Jan. 28
Online

The role of education in building peaceful societies: Lessons from Somalia
Jan. 28
London, United Kingdom

Roundtable on peaceful responses to the crisis in Ukraine
Jan. 28
Brussels, Belgium

Key findings of the Global Nutrition Report 2014
Jan. 28
Geneva, Switzerland

Asia-Pacific intergovernmental meeting on HIV and AIDS
Jan. 28-30
Bangkok, Thailand

Powering Africa Summit
Jan. 28-30
Washington D.C., United States

Commissioners Stylianides and Hahn visit Jordan and Lebanon
Jan. 28-31

Beijing+20: What does meaningful progress look like in addressing gender issues in the environment (and agriculture)?
Jan. 29
Washington D.C., United States        

Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 famine
Jan. 29
London, United Kingdom or online

The militarization of global health: a focus on Ebola 
Jan. 29
London, United Kingdom

Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Jan. 29-30
Venice, Italy        

Central Asia and South Caucasus regional ministerial meeting on disaster risk reduction
Jan. 29-30
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Young professionals planning meeting
Jan. 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Adult education in the post-2015 agenda
Jan. 30
Brussels, Belgium

International health and nutrition workgroup planning meeting
Jan. 30
Washington D.C., United States

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