Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 14 September 2015

Members of the civil society stage a protest calling for rich countries to step up their efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The theme of this year’s International Day of Democracy is, “Space for Civil Society.” Photo by: Mongkhonsavat Luengvorapant / Oxfam / 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. 14:

Driving Change in Challenging Contexts
Sept. 14
Online

Twitter Chat: Give Cash, Not Stuff
Sept. 14
Online

Reform Strategies for Development Professionals: How to Plan for and Measure Change in Complex Systems
Sept. 14
Washington, D.C., United States

Africa's Challenges
Sept. 14
London, United Kingdom

Challenges to Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Views from G-20 countries
Sept. 14-15
New Delhi, India

Integrated Nutrition Conference
Sept. 14-17
Nairobi, Kenya

8th EU-Korea Summit
Sept. 15
Seoul, South Korea

How Cash Transfers Can Transform Humanitarian Aid
Sept. 15
London, United Kingdom, and online

The Role of Youth in Africa’s Institutional Development: A Discussion with the Mandela Washington Fellows
Sept. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

Development Policies to Foster Stability in West Africa
Sept. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

International Day of Democracy: From Civic Activism to Political Reality
Sept. 15
Brussels, Belgium

The Profit and Not-for-Profit Sectors — Career Movement?
Sept. 15
Geneva, Switzerland

Evaluation Learning Event: Think Sustainable, Act Responsible
Sept. 15-16
Manila, Philippines

The International Sustainable Finance Forum 2015
Sept. 16
Lima, Peru

What Are Africans’ Real Development Priorities? And What Do They Think of Aid Agencies?
Sept. 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Albert Einstein and the Changing Geopolitical Map of Latin America and the Caribbean
Sept. 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Women's Situation Room and Sustainable Democracy: A Discussion with Women Leaders from Nigeria and Senegal
Sept. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

When No Bad Deed Goes Punished: A Relational Contracting Experiment in Ghana
Sept. 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Stubborn Realities, Shared Humanity: History in the Service of Humanitarian Action
Sept. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Global Budget Transparency and Accountability
Sept. 17
London, United Kingdom

Women Entrepreneurs — Key Players in ACP Agribusiness Development
Sept. 17
Brussels, Belgium

Knowledge for Climate Action — a Manifesto for Change
Sept. 17
London, United Kingdom

Does Changing Laws Make a Difference to Outcomes for Women and Girls?
Sept. 17
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing
Sept. 17-18
Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

Ministerial Road Transport Summit 2015
Sept. 17-20
Varna, Bulgaria

Geneva Peace Talks 2015
Sept. 18
Geneva, Switzerland

Strengthening Maternal and Child Health in Asia
Sept. 18
London, United Kingdom

Measuring the Unmeasurable? Monitoring and Evaluation in “Gender in Peacebuilding” Programming
Sept. 18
Geneva, Switzerland

Expo 2015: EU-Sub-Saharan Africa Event
Sept. 18-19
Milan, Italy

Addressing our Emerging Water Futures: The Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Security Nexus
Sept. 18-19
Milan, Italy

International celebrations

International Day of Democracy
Sept. 15

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Sept. 16

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