Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 26 October 2015

Students view an education climate change simulation. The European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development will officially launch the Global Climate Change Alliance on Oct. 29. Photo by: Global Imagination / 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. 26:

The big push toward universal health coverage: Metrics, data and impact
Oct. 26
Online

EuropeAid Conference: Aflatoxin contamination of food and feed
Oct. 26
Brussels, Belgium

Climate Change 2015: Building agreement toward 2 degrees C, Paris and beyond
Oct. 26-27
London, United Kingdom

Conference on Migrants and Cities
Oct. 26-27
Geneva, Switzerland

Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
Oct. 26-30
Geneva, Switzerland

Emerging donors and rising powers in agriculture in ACP countries
Oct. 27
Brussels, Belgium

Thinking and acting locally and globally on common social, economic and environmental goals
Oct. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Are you an ethical aid worker?
Oct. 27
London, United Kingdom

Lessons from the Syrian refugee crisis: Toward new global coordination
Oct. 27
Geneva, Switzerland

Launch of IMF staff discussion note: The fiscal consequences of shrinking populations
Oct. 27
Tokyo, Japan

Indonesia in the changing world: A conversation with President Joko Widodo
Oct. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Latest trends in USAID acquisition and assistance:  A discussion with the USAID Procurement Office
Oct. 27
Washington, D.C., United States

Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum
Oct. 27-28
Almaty, Kazakhstan

2015 IBS Jobs Conference: Technologies, skills and inequalities
Oct. 27-28
Warsaw, Poland

Open Government Partnership Summit (World Bank sessions)
Oct. 27-29
Mexico City, Mexico

Scrutiny in the age of ‘aid and beyond’
Oct. 28
London, United Kingdom

Competition and relational contracts: Evidence from Rwanda's coffee mills
Oct. 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Symposium: Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct. 28
Vienna, Austria

Africa can feed the world, What will it take?
Oct. 28
Geneva, Switzerland

Roundtable discussion on biodiversity for poverty eradication and development
Oct. 28
Brussels, Belgium

Urban thinkers campus: Healthy and just cities for children and youth
Oct. 28
Geneva, Switzerland

Strengthening the contribution of forests and forest certification to the green economy
Oct. 28
Geneva, Switzerland

6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security
Oct 28-30
Kampala, Uganda

Refugees in Europe: Whose crisis is it?
Oct. 29
London, United Kingdom and online

Social progress: The next development agenda
Oct. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Worldwide launch of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+)        
Oct. 29
Brussels, Belgium

Rebuilding adolescent girls’ lives after conflict
Oct. 29
London, United Kingdom

Rule of law and development: The case for Myanmar
Oct. 29
Rosslyn, Virginia, United States

International Forum of Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Oct. 30
Geneva, Switzerland

ODI in conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Oct. 30
London, United Kingdom

3rd South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference
Nov. 1-3
Dhaka, Bangladesh

International celebrations

World Cities Day
Oct. 31

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