Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 25 May 2015

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka delivers remarks at the closing session of last year’s AfDB annual meetings in Kigali, Rwanda. The Ivory Coast-based financial institution will hold its annual meetings this week. Photo by: Rwanda Government / 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 25:

Food Fortification: A Global Health Tool to Help End Hidden Hunger
May 25
Geneva, Switzerland

African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings
May 25-29
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Workshop on Corruption Risks and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Climate Aid — Good Governance towards Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Achieving Objectives of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
May 25-27
Manila, Philippines

WSIS Forum 2015 — Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development
May 25-29
Geneva, Switzerland

The Role of Agriculture in Islands Economies
May 25-28
Mahe, Seychelles

International Conference on the Central African Republic: From Relief to Resilience
May 26
Brussels, Belgium

Training Informal Providers on Clinical Practice in West Bengal: An RCT
May 26
London, United Kingdom

Women in Diplomacy: The Leading Role of Women in Weather and Climate Contexts
May 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Scenarios for Sustainable Energy
May 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Who Cares? Tackling Barriers to Growth and Productivity in an Aging World
May 26
Washington, D.C., United States

Hearings of the General Assembly with NGOs, civil society organizations, major groups and the private sector in preparation for the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda
May 26-27
New York, United States

Religions Together for Humanitarian Action
May 27
Geneva, Switzerland

Researching Emergencies: High Tech Strategies in Low Tech Settings
May 27
London, United Kingdom

The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India
May 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Peace and Security in the DRC
May 27-29
Geneva, Switzerland

Humanitarian Innovation in Practice
May 28
Oslo, Norway

South Africa: Lessons for African Democracy
May 28
Geneva, Switzerland

The Challenge of Remodelling the Food Chain for Public Health
May 28
London, United Kingdom

Small and Medium Enterprise Workshop
May 28
Washington, D.C, United States

Third International Open Data Conference
May 28-29
Ottawa, Canada

Trade and sustainable development: Civil Society Dialogue Forum of the EU-Central America Association Agreement
May 29
Brussels, Belgium

Workshop on Climate Change and Groundwater  Law and Policy Aspects
May 29-30
London, United Kingdom

International celebrations

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 29

World No Tobacco Day
May 31

Know of an upcoming event that might be of interest to the international development community? Leave a comment below or email us at news@devex.com.

Read more international development news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive the latest from the world’s leading donors and decision-makers — emailed to you FREE every business day.

About the author

Devex logo
Devex Editor

Thanks a lot for your interest in Devex News. To share news and views, story ideas and press releases, please email news@devex.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


Join the Discussion