Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A newly arrived Syrian family receives thermal blankets from an aid worker with the Norwegian Refugee Council at the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan. The Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria is on March 31 in Kuwait. Photo by: Mais Salman / ECHO / CC BY-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 March 30:

OECD Economic Survey of Sweden
March 30
Stockholm, Sweden        

High-level Interactive Dialogue on Water for Life
March 30
New York, United States        

UNCTAD Multiyear Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development
March 30-31
Geneva, Switzerland         

ECOSOC Integration Segment 2015
March 30-April 1
New York, United States        

Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practices
March 30-June 26
Online

Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria
March 31
Kuwait, Kuwait

Seminar by Martin Schulz: Connecting Growth and Opportunity in Japan and Southeast Asia: Urbanization, the Internet of Everything, and Mega City Systems
March 31
Tokyo, Japan        

Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
March 31
Washington, D.C., United States        

Eighth Forum for the Future of Agriculture
March 31
Brussels, Belgium

Capacity Building Workshop on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation: Challenges and Issues for Enabling Environment
March 31
Bangkok, Thailand

2015 Global Forum on Development
April 1
Paris, France

UNESCAP — First Meeting of the Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation
April 1-3
Bangkok, Thailand

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
April 2
Online

Building a Better Future — Lessons Learned from USAID’s Construction Survey
April 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Doing Development Differently: Can it be Managed?
April 2
London, United Kingdom

‘Breaking Digital’ NGOs Debate
April 2
Washington, D.C., United States

Regional Policy Workshop on Wastewater Management and Sanitation in Southeast Asia
April 2-3
Bangkok, Thailand

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