Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 12 October 2015

Government units, NGOs, academics and indigeonous communities participate in a ridge-to-reef mapping workshop as part of disaster risk reduction efforts in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The International Day for Disaster Reduction is on Oct. 3. Photo by: Horacio Marcos C. Mordeno / MindaNews / DfAT / CC BY

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. 12:

Toward a successful COP21:The role of decent work and just transition to address climate change
Oct. 12
Geneva, Switzerland

Lebanon's deepening domestic crisis
Oct. 12
Doha, Qatar

Political economy of HIV
Oct. 13
Online

Addressing crisis, supporting recovery: The Central African Republic at a crossroads
Oct. 13
Washington, D.C., United States

Beyond methods: Unpacking evaluation challenges
Oct. 13
London, United Kingdom

Cost-benefit analysis in poor and rich countries: Is it different?
Oct. 13
Tokyo, Japan

’Where does the money go then? A systematic analysis of funding awarded for malaria and NTD research in the UK 1997-2013’
Oct. 13
London, United Kingdom

Feeding the world: Why Malthus is still wrong
Oct. 13
London, United Kingdom

Taking the reins: Linking women-owned businesses in developing countries to growth
Oct. 13
Washington, D.C., United States

Global Compact +15 Europe
Oct. 13-14
Berlin, Germany

Disaster risk reduction in action: Live Nepal case study
Oct. 14
London, United Kingdom and online

Using theories of change in program design
Oct. 14
Washington, D.C., United States

Fight food waste, feed the planet
Oct. 15
Milan, Italy

Look to the forests: How performance payments can slow climate change
Oct. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

Empowering girls: Challenging harmful gender norms
Oct. 15
London, United Kingdom

How public-private partnerships can build Resilience
Oct. 15
London, United Kingdom

Beijing +20: Women and health
Oct. 15
Washington, D.C., United States

The Swiss government support from every angle: The actors, vision and priorities for Africa
Oct. 15
Geneva, Switzerland

Europe-local networks regional meeting
Oct. 15-16
Berlin, Germany

What Ebola tells us about aid
Oct. 16
Geneva, Switzerland

Megaregionals and the multilateral trading system
Oct. 16
London, United Kingdom

International celebrations

International Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct. 13

International Day of Rural Women
Oct. 15

Global Hand-washing Day
Oct. 15

World Food Day
Oct. 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct. 17

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