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 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.