Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 07 September 2015

IOM assists in the distribution of shelter kits, donated by UK’s Department for International Development, in assistance to those affected by the Nepal earthquake. The seventh annual Global Disaster Relief Summit, organized by the Aid & International Development Forum, will be held this year in Washington, D.C. Photo by: International Organization for Migration / 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 Sept. 7:

International Solid Waste Association Congress
Sept. 7
Antwerp, Belgium

Sustainable Development Goals (post-2015): A Booster for Child Health and Children’s Rights
Sept. 7-9
Geneva, Switzerland

Beyond Ebola, Helping Children Rebuild Their Lives
Sept. 7-23
Brussels, Belgium

Financing Education for the Developing World Through 2030 and Beyond
Sept. 8
Washington, D.C., United States

What Emergency Produces: Ebola and its Artefacts
Sept. 8
London, United Kingdom

Step It Up: Dignity — Rights — Development
Sept. 8
Geneva, Switzerland

The Human Rights Council at 10: Improving Relevance, Strengthening Impact
Sept. 8
Geneva, Switzerland

Inaugural Symposium on Islamic Economics and Finance
Sept. 8-9
Istanbul, Turkey

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food Expert Workshop
Sept. 8-11
Brussels, Belgium

Implementing the SDGs with Local Priorities in Mind: The 2015 Development Cooperation Report and the Role of Partnerships
Sept. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Enhancing Care Delivery Through Front-line Health Care Workers: Perspectives from Payers and Purchasers
Sept. 9
Webinar

Consumption Risk, Labor Supply and Human Capital Accumulation in India
Sept. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Addressing Constraints to Women Entrepreneurship in Africa
Sept. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Moving from the MDGs to the Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Education Access, Quality and Literacy
Sept. 9
Washington, D.C., United States

20th Greater Mekong Subregion Ministerial Conference
Sept. 9-10
Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015
Sept. 9-11
Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Private Sector and Development Goals for Infrastructure: Is There a New Opportunity?
Sept. 10
Washington, D.C., United States

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Briefing from DfID
Sept. 10
London, United Kingdom

The Crisis in South Sudan and Growing Instability Within the Horn of Africa
Sept. 10
Washington, D.C., United States

ADB Recruitment Outreach Mission
Sept. 10
Jakarta, Indonesia

The Implementation of the UN CRPD by the EU: Assessing the Impact of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' Concluding Observations — The Way Forward
Sept. 10
Thessaloniki, Greece

The State of Budget Transparency, Participation and Accountability: Findings From the Open Budget Survey 2015
Sept. 10
Washington, D.C., United States

The Aid and International Development Forum’s 7th Global Disaster Relief Summit
Sept. 10-11
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Programs
Sept. 10-11
Moscow, Russia

EU Aid Volunteers: Back to Base Conference
Sept. 10-11
Brussels, Belgium

Every Woman, Every Newborn
Sept. 11
London, United Kingdom

Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Developing the EU Transport Infrastructure Network: Strategy, Challenges and Opportunities
Sept. 11
Tokyo, Japan

International celebrations

International Literacy Day
Sept. 8

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
Sept. 12

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