Informal settlers live along the Pasig River in the Philippines. The Sustainable Land Management Week will be held Feb. 24-27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by: Miguel Castaneda / CC BY-SA

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.23:

Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Tests: What Lies Ahead?
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States

Lunch-time Conference: Syrian children & Education: the EU-UNICEF commitment
Feb. 23
Brussels, Belgium

Horses, mules and donkeys: neglected factors in the economic development of Africa?
Feb. 23
London, United Kingdom

Shaping economic transformation in Tanzania
Feb. 23
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania        

Love, Behavior, and Incentives in the Time of HIV/AIDS
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States        

41st Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 41)
Feb. 23
Nairobi, Kenya        

International Experts' Meeting on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination
Feb. 23-24
Paris, France

Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Africa
Feb. 23-25
Bonn, Germany

Ebola — What are the lessons to be learnt?
Feb. 24
London, United Kingdom

Lunch-time conference: "Education for all by 2030? — Challenges for global education"
Feb. 24
Brussels, Belgium

Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risks
Feb. 24-25
The Hague, The Netherlands

#AskAg: Peace Corps Volunteers Feeding the Future
Feb. 24
Online

Walk the talk: Assessing the application of humanitarian principles on the ground
Feb. 24
Geneva, Switzerland

Regional humanitarianism in action
Feb. 24-26
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cooperating to Combat Tax Evasion: Consultation Workshop on Enhancing Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
Feb. 24-26
Tokyo, Japan

Sustainable Land Management Week
Feb. 24-27
Geneva, Switzerland

41st Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 41)
Feb. 24-27
Nairobi, Kenya

Planning education for safety, resilience and social cohesion
Feb. 25
London, United Kingdom

Strengthening Social and Economic Resilience in the North Caucasus
Feb. 25
Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania, Russia

High-level Thematic Debate on Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda
Feb. 25
New York, United States

From Macro to Micro — How Ready is Latin America for Tougher Times Ahead?
Feb. 25
Washington, D.C., United States

Expert Group Meeting on the Indicator Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Feb. 25-26
New York, United States

A Conversation with MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde
Feb. 26
Washington, D.C., United States

International Conference on Agricultural Innovation Systems in West and Central Africa
Feb. 25-27
Saly-Portudal, Senegal

Strengthening Resilience to Disasters for Agriculture and Food & Nutrition Security
Feb. 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Lessons from the Girls’ Education Challenge baselines
Feb. 26
London, United Kingdom

Safeguarding Livestock and Livelihoods
Feb. 26
Washington, D.C., United States

3ie-LIDC Seminar Series: What is a process evaluation and how to design one? Example of Sinovuyo Teen Parent Support Program in South Africa
Feb. 26
London, United Kingdom

Twitter chat: how to be a 'development entrepreneur'
Feb. 26
Online

Best Practices in Opening & Closing an Office or Project
Feb. 26-27
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Financial Management for US Government Funding
Feb. 26-27
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Launch of the White Paper on Peacebuilding
Feb. 27
Geneva, Switzerland

What Will it Take to End Poverty and Boost Shared Prosperity
Feb. 27
Tokyo, Japan

China's security and foreign policies: Comparing American and Japanese perspectives
Feb. 27
Washington, D.C., United States, and online

DC Political Economy Seminar: Can the Wounds of War be Healed? Experimental Evidence on Reconciliation in Sierra Leone with Oeindrila Dube
Feb. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Basic Wheat Improvement Hands-on Training Course
Feb. 27
Mexico, Mexico

Multi-stakeholder Partnerships: Making Them Work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Feb. 27
New York, United States

2015 European conference at Harvard: Europe in the World
Feb. 27-28
Cambridge, United States

Looking Beyond the Boom: The Future of Mining in Latin America
Mar. 1
Toronto, Canada

International celebrations

Zero Discrimination Day
March 1

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