Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 11 May 2015

The Asian Development Bank helps herders in Mongolia combat and adapt to the consequences of climate change. Several events on climate change will take place this week. Photo by: ADB / CC BY-NC-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 May 11:

WSSCC-SCA Event: From Shame to Pride: Unlocking Potential for Women and Girls Everywhere through Menstrual Hygiene Management
May 11
New York, United States

UNESCAP ARTNeT/RIS Workshop on Trade Policy and Analysis
May 11
Yangon, Myanmar

Counting the Billions: Registration, recognition and the power of vital statistics
May 11
London, United Kingdom

High-level Meeting on Disability
May 11-12
Riga, Latvia

Impact Evaluation in Trade & Competitiveness
May 11-14
Istanbul, Turkey

Global Land Forum 2015
May 11-17
Dakar, Senegal

SAVE FOOD Annual General Meeting
May 12
Vevey, Switzerland

Symposium: Gender violence, Poverty and Young People
May 12
London, United Kingdom

Scaling up Biofortification: Better Crops, Better Nutrition
May 12
Online

Dialogue on Climate Change and Jobs: Shaping the COP21 Agenda of Solutions
May 12
Geneva, Switzerland

Well-fare Economics of Groundwater Development
May 12
Washington, D.C., United States        

mHealth at eHealth Week 2015
May 12
Riga, Latvia        

Workshop on Measurement of Basic Education Outcomes
May 12-13
Washington, D.C., United States        

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2015
May 12-13
Washington, D.C., United States

Empowering Higher Education Institutions through Information Sharing and Improved Governance
May 12-14
Beirut, Lebanon

Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact
May 12-14
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference
May 12-14
Copenhagen, Denmark

Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR) 2015
May 12-14
Tuamasaga, Samoa

3ie-LIDC Seminar Series: The Effects of Training, Innovation and New Technology on African Smallholder Farmers’ Wealth and Food Security: A Systematic Review
May 13
London, United Kingdom

The Secret of Good Leadership in International Organizations
May 13
Geneva, Switzerland

Connected Farmer Alliance: Helping Poor Farmers with Commercially Sustainable m-Agri Services
May 13
Online

Rapid Institutional Change in the Western Plains of Nepal
May 13        
Washington, D.C., United States        

Launch of Pan-African Alliance and Platform on Climate Change
May 13-15
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia        

Using phylogenetics to trace disease transmission in HIV
May 14
London, United Kingdom

Macro, Trade, and Finance Seminar
May 14
Washington, D.C., United States

Urbanization, Internal Migration & NCDs in Thailand
May 14
London, United Kingdom

Debt Reduction for Life: Impact of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative on Child Mortality
May 14
Washington, D.C., United States

How tackling climate change will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
May 14
London, United Kingdom

2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective: Poland - Consultation Meeting on Early Findings
May 14
Warsaw, Poland

Can remittances help promote consumption stability?
May 14
Washington, D.C., United States        

Working for All? New Ideas and Innovative Strategies to Enhance Economic and Social Benefits in Trade Agreements
May 14
Washington, D.C., United States

HLPE Report on Water for Food Security and Nutrition Launch
May 15
Rome, Italy

Girls' and women's rights: progress under threat in a fragile world?
May 15
London, United Kingdom        

Praxis Discussion: Fishing for a Sustainable Future
May 15
Washington, D.C., United States

World Bank Group Seminar "CGIAR’s New Strategy: Harnessing New Opportunities for Greater Impact"
May 15
Tokyo, Japan

Third Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD
May 15-19
New York, United States        

Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development
May 16-18
Bangkok, Thailand

Unmaking Peacemaking: Expert Politics and the Middle East
May 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Frontier 100 Forum
May 31-June 2
Cape Town, South Africa

International celebrations:

International Day of Families
May 15

World Information Society Day (formerly World Telecommunication Day)
May 17

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May 18

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