Events preview: This week in development cooperation By Devex Editor 24 August 2015
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 Webinar 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 Singapore 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 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.