A farmer plants short-cycle rice, an innovation introduced by the European Union in Madagascar. Adoption of climate-resilient crop varieties may help reduce vulnerability of countries exposed to climate risks. Photo by: Malini Morzaria / EU/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 Aug. 24:

Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo
Aug. 24-26
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Strengthening Agriculture and Forestry Research and Extension Linkages for Sustainable Food Security and Trade
Aug. 24-28
Apia, Samoa

Youth AG-Summit — Feeding a Hungry Planet
Aug. 24-28
Canberra, Australia

Short Course on Forest Governance. Operationalizing Equity and Justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT
Aug. 24 to Sept. 4
Norwich, United Kingdom

Vivienda Sostenible, Retos y Oportunidades para Promover Viviendas Verdes
Aug. 25
San José, Costa Rica

The 11th East Asia Top Level Officials’ Meeting on Competition Policy and the 9th East Asia Conference on Competition Law and Policy
Aug. 25-26
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

External Support for Decentralization Reforms and Local Governance Systems in the Asia-Pacific: Better Performance, Higher Impact?
Aug. 25-27
Manila, Philippines

Opportunity Knocks: How Gender Relations are Hindering Innovation in Africa
Aug. 26

Measuring Progress on Financial and Digital Inclusion
Aug. 26
Washington, D.C., United States

Gender Budgeting: Critical Perspectives with Optimistic Overtones
Aug. 26
Washington, D.C., United States

Economic Corridor Development for Competitive and Inclusive Asia
Aug. 26-27

EU Water Initiative Multistakeholder Forum 2015
Aug. 27
Stockholm, Sweden

Soils and Landscape Management: Policy Opportunities for the International Year of Soils
Aug. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Measuring Integration of Immigrants
Aug. 27
Washington, D.C, United States

First Dialogue of the EU with the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Aug. 27-28
Geneva, Switzerland

Exploring the Potential of E-learning in Benin
Aug. 27-28
Cotonou, Benin

South Takes Action — Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions
Aug. 29
Libreville, Gabon

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