Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 05 October 2015

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde with locals while touring Peru. The country will play host to this year’s annual meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF. Photo by: Stephen Jaffe / IMF / 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 Oct. 5:

Digital India: Transforming India into a digitally empowered nation
Oct. 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Launch of the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Economic Update
Oct. 5
Singapore

From words to action: Delivering inclusive growth
Oct. 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Webinar: Aligning policies for a low-carbon economy
Oct. 5
Online

Challenges in mainstreaming disaster risk management into development: Infrastructure and DRM
Oct. 5
Tokyo, Japan

Second Our Oceans Conference
Oct. 5-6
Washington, D.C., United States

2015 Corporate Citizenship Conference
Oct. 5-7
Washington, D.C., United States

Developing anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism approaches, methodologies and controls for nonbanking financial Institutions — Workshop for trainers
Oct. 5-16
Manila, Philippines

Are emerging markets still developing? And what is development anyway?
Oct. 6
London, United Kingdom

A world of promise: Advancing mining communities reception
Oct. 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Asia Regional Event
Oct. 6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Protracted urban conflict response: What needs to change
Oct. 6
London, United Kingdom and online

Food security in Malawi: Direct and indirect effects of its public works program
Oct. 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Rethinking Liberia’s forests: Implementing the New Vision
Oct. 6-7
Monrovia, Liberia

More heat with less wood
Oct. 6-7
Geneva, Switzerland

Eye on Earth Summit 2015
Oct. 6-8
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Global Forum of the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities
Oct. 6-8
Moscow, Russia

SOCAP15
Oct. 6-9
San Francisco, California, United States

Agrarian political economy and modern world capitalism: The contributions of food regime analysis
Oct. 7
London, United Kingdom

The future of extractive industries: Pathways for social and environmental sustainability
Oct. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Food versus fuel: Examining tradeoffs in the allocation of biomass energy sources to domestic and productive uses in Ethiopia
Oct. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

India today: A conversation with Indian members of parliament
Oct. 7
Washington, D.C., United States

Does China really care? Corporate social responsibility and labor relations in China
Oct. 7
London, United Kingdom

Innovation for Cool Earth Forum
Oct. 7-8
Tokyo, Japan

Practitioners’ dialogue on climate investments in cooperation
Oct. 7-9
Jakarta, Indonesia

Fragility in middle-income countries: New ideas for unique challenges
Oct. 8
Lima, Peru

Asian Development Bank recruitment outreach mission
Oct. 8
Bangkok, Thailand

World Disasters Report 2015: Local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness
Oct. 8
London, United Kingdom

'Helping Hands’ — Hope for Europe!
Oct. 8
Brussels, Belgium

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
Oct. 8-11
Seattle, Washington, United States

Balancing sustainable growth and social equity: Lessons from Latin America and East Asia
Oct. 9
Lima, Peru

Pan-African Business and Biodiversity Forum: Investing in natural capital for inclusive development
Oct. 9-10
Akosombo, Ghana

2015 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
Oct. 9-11
Lima, Peru

State of the Africa region: Sustaining growth amid rising global risks
Oct. 10
Lima, Peru

Conference on Innovation in Food
Oct. 10
Milan, Italy

World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Defense of Life
Oct. 10-12
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Third Meeting of the Gender Equality Community of Practice for Finance Ministers
Oct. 11
Lima, Peru

International celebrations

World Habitat Day
Oct. 5

World Teachers’ Day
Oct. 5

World Mental Health Day
Oct. 10

International Day of the Girl Child
Oct. 11

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