Events preview: This week in development cooperation By Devex Editor 17 August 2015
A UNHCR staff member at the Jordan border hands out juice and biscuits to newly arrived Syrian refugees. World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Photo by:
J. Kohler / UNHCR
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 Aug. 17:
Local Solutions in International Development: State of the Field and Best Practices Aug. 17 Washington, D.C., United States African Regional Capacity Building Workshops on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions Aug. 17-19 Kigali, Rwanda Tales from the Humanitarian Front Line Aug. 18 London, United Kingdom, and online National Memorial for Humanitarian Aid Workers Aug. 18 London, United Kingdom International Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security Aug. 18-21 Phetchaburi, Thailand Climate Finance Course: Innovative Finance for Climate Change Aug. 18-Sept. 9 Washington, D.C., United States The Kerala Road Safety Hackathon Aug. 19 Kerala, India Young Entrepreneurs: Drivers of Sustainable Growth Aug. 20 - Oct. 8 Online Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Tuberculosis Vaccine Strategy Aug. 20 London, United Kingdom World Mosquito Day 2015: Binkie Meets the Tsar Aug. 20 London, United Kingdom Wageningen Soil Conference 2015 Aug. 23-27 Wageningen, Netherlands World Water Week Aug. 23-28 Stockholm, Sweden International celebrations and commemorations World Humanitarian Day Aug. 19 International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and of its Abolition Aug. 23 Know of an upcoming event that might be of interest to the international development community? Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.