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

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

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