Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Doussou Konate spreads awareness about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Feb. 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Photo by: James Fulker / 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 Feb. 1:

International Development Week
Feb. 1-7
Canada

Policy Responses to Food Price Volatility
Feb. 2
Washington, D.C., United States        

Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day
Feb. 2
Brussels, Belgium        

Global Post-harvest Loss Prevention Course: Fundamentals, Technologies and Actors
Feb. 2
Online                

Asian Regional Trade Unions Training on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work
Feb. 2-6
Bangkok, Thailand        

A Reform Agenda for China’s New Urbanization        
Feb. 3
Online

Positioning Europe in global science: Priorities for research to achieve sustainable solutions
Feb. 3
Brussels, Belgium

Experiences of working with Save the Children on Ebola
Feb. 3
London, United Kingdom

European Multistakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility
Feb. 3-4
Brussels, Belgium        

Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources
Feb. 3-4
Tegucigalpa, Honduras        

Agricultural Development Support Project in Myanmar public consultations
Feb. 3-10
Yangon, Myanmar        

Financing for Sustainable Development
Feb. 4
London, United Kingdom and online        

Presentation of World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society and Behavior
Feb. 4
Tokyo, Japan        

Delivering Water and Food Security for the Bottom of the Pyramid
Feb. 4
Online        

Together to #EndFGM: Facebook Q&A with Lindsay Northover

Feb. 4

Online

Webinar on Waste Management and Climate Change in developing countries
Feb. 4
Online

Maternal Education and Under-5 Mortality in Low and Middle Income Countries: Do Girls and Twins Fare Better When Mothers Are (More) Educated?
Feb. 4
London, United Kingdom

Seminar and Book launch: Changing livelihoods and language repertoires: hunting, gold mining and schooling in the Peruvian Amazon
Feb. 4
London, United Kingdom

Meeting of experts concerning Convention No. 185
Feb. 4-6
Geneva, Switzerland

The U.S. Government Response to Biothreats and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Feb. 5
New York, United States

Risking Everything: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities in Migration
Feb. 6
London, United Kingdom and online        

53rd session of the Commission for Social Development
Feb. 6
New York, United States

International celebrations:

World Cancer Day
Feb. 4

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Feb. 6

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