Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 19 October 2015

The United Nations logo on glass. The global body celebrates its 70th anniversary on Oct. 24. Photo by: JD Lasica / CC BY-NC

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. 19:

SFDRR and Post-2015 frameworks: Implications on policies, programs and partnerships
Oct. 19
Washington, D.C., United States

Resilient supply chains: Farmers and food industry tackle the shared challenge of climate change
Oct. 19
London, United Kingdom

Resilient supply chains — a strategic dialogue
Oct. 19
London, United Kingdom

Setting the rules of the game: How can regulations of private actors ensure the right to education post-2015?
Oct. 19
London, United Kingdom

European Education, Training and Youth Forum
Oct. 19-20
Brussels, Belgium

Asian Development Bank Institute lectures on trade policy issues in Asia
Oct. 19-21
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

World Bank-Singapore Infrastructure Finance Summit 2015
Oct. 20
Singapore

Healthy soils for feeding the planet and for climate change adaptation
Oct. 20
Milan, Italy

Land rights and the role of business
Oct. 20
Online

Climate change mitigation: Private sector cooperative initiatives
Oct. 20
Online

Climate resilience: Key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct. 20
London, United Kingdom and online

Land for women in sight!? The gender perspective in the VGGT, Oxfam Deutschland and Brot für die Welt
Oct. 20
Berlin, Germany

European Development Aid After 2015
Oct. 20-21
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform
Oct. 20-22
Lisbon, Portugal

How can we eliminate extreme poverty?
Oct. 21
London, United Kingdom and online

Meeting the reproductive health needs of women and girls today and tomorrow
Oct. 21
London, United Kingdom

The effects of training, innovation and new technology on African smallholder farmers’ wealth and food security: A systematic review
Oct. 21
London, United Kingdom

Chinese FDI and M&As in Japan: Motives, importance and social acceptance
Oct. 21
Tokyo, Japan

Giving soils a voice — JRC-European Network for Soil Awareness Conference
Oct. 21-22
Milan, Italy

Economic self-help group programs for improving women’s empowerment: A systematic review
Oct. 22
London, United Kingdom

Valuing volunteering: Lecture, debate and networking
Oct. 22
London, United Kingdom

Business Action Pledge in Response to the Refugee Crisis
Oct. 22
Online

A model of change for institutional capacity building: Lessons from iAGRI
Oct. 22
Washington, D.C., United States

The data lecture: Hans Rosling
Oct. 23
London, United Kingdom and online

Building transparency into African oil, gas and mining
Oct. 23
Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations at 70
Oct. 23
London, United Kingdom

Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum 2015
Oct. 23-25
Geneva, Switzerland

Summit on the Global Agenda
Oct. 25-27
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

International celebrations

World Statistics Day
Oct. 20

United Nations Day
Oct. 24

World Development Information Day
Oct. 24

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