Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 23 November 2015

Tuk-tuk drivers wearing orange T-shirts participate in a parade to raise awareness and promote ending violence against women and girls in Cambodia. Prevention is the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Photo by: Mariken B. Harbitz / U.N. Women / 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 Nov. 23:

Global Girls Research Initiative reception
Nov. 23
London, United Kingdom

Working Towards an Enabling Environment for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Water, Land and Food
Nov. 23
Geneva, Switzerland

Second World Forum on Natural Capital
Nov. 23-24
Edinburgh, Scotland

Review of Implementation of Commitments Made Toward Africa’s Development
Nov. 23-24
Paris, France

Fight Against Sexual Violence in Developing Countries
Nov. 24
Geneva, Switzerland

Integration of Refugees — How Do Cities and Institutions Respond?
Nov. 24
Brussels, Belgium

Managing Donors Like Customers. Myth or Reality?
Nov. 24
Geneva, Switzerland

Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility: A New Financing Mechanism for Responding to the Next Global Epidemic
Nov. 24
Tokyo, Japan

Climate Change, Security and Defense Conference
Nov. 24
Ottawa, Canada

ASEAN Food Trade Forum: Food Security and the AEC
Nov. 24-25
Kedah, Malaysia

First Scientific Seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations
Nov. 24-25
London, United Kingdom

Africa Finance and Investment Forum
Nov. 24-26
Cape Town, South Africa

The Role of City-Regions in the Achievement of a Low-Carbon Economy
Nov. 24
Brussels, Belgium

Inclusive Quality Education
Nov. 25
Brussels, Belgium

Briefing on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Trade in Biodiversity-based Goods and Services
Nov. 25
Geneva, Switzerland

PREDICT Conference 2015 — Dynamics of ICTs: Industries, R&D, markets
Nov. 25
Brussels, Belgium

Cost-effectiveness Analyses of Complex Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
Nov. 25
London, United Kingdom

The Implications of a Possible PRC Growth Slowdown for Asia
Nov. 25-26
Tokyo, Japan

Beyond the World Humanitarian Summit: Addressing Political Blockages to Humanitarian Solutions
Nov. 26
London, United Kingdom

Biodiversity and Development, A Global Heritage
Nov. 26
Brussels, Belgium

Training and Learning Event on Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding
Nov. 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
Nov. 26-27
Paris, France

Communicating European Development Policy
Nov. 26-27
Luxembourg

A Thirsty World: Making Local Action Global
Nov. 27
London, United Kingdom

Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Urbanization, Structural Change and Sustainable Development in Asia
Nov. 27-28
Tokyo, Japan

International celebrations

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov. 25

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