Events preview: This week in development cooperation By Devex Editor 30 November 2015
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (fourth from left) and Christiana Figueres (center), executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), meet with civil society leaders at the Le Bourget-Paris exhibition site, where France will host this year's UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, from Nov. 30 - Dec. 11. Photo by: Rick Bajornas / United Nations
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. 30:
Measuring Global Poverty: Past, Present and Future Nov. 30 Washington, D.C., United States 2°C: Understanding Climate Change Policy and the Importance of the Paris Conference Nov. 30 Tbilisi, Georgia United Nations Climate Change Conference Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Paris, France Lessons from Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and the Middle East Dec. 1 Washington, D.C., United States Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action Dec. 1 Washington, D.C., United States Women’s Empowerment, Neoliberal Development and Global Justice Dec. 1 London, United Kingdom International Skills Development Forum Dec. 1 Manila, Philippines E-Procurement Forum: Enhancing Public Spending Dec. 1-3 Vienna, Austria How Does Biodiversity Pay its Way? Nature Conservation and Development in Uganda and Vietnam Dec. 2 Brussels, Belgium What the Ebola Outbreak and Response Tells Us about the Aid System Dec. 2 London, United Kingdom The Future of Multilateral Development Banks Dec. 2 London, United Kingdom Leave no one behind: Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Dec. 3 Brussels, Belgium The Effects of School-based Decision-Making on Educational Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Contexts Dec. 3 London, United Kingdom ADBI Annual Conference 2015: Global Uncertainty, Macroeconomic Shocks and Growth in Asia Dec. 3 Tokyo, Japan Praxis Discussion: Renewable Energy in the Pacific Dec. 4 Sydney, Australia Investment in Nutrition: Initiatives in Africa Dec. 4 Tokyo, Japan Urban Sanitation Markets: Scale and Resilience Dec. 4 London, United Kingdom Development and Climate Days at COP21 Dec. 5-6 Paris, France International celebrations World AIDS Day Dec. 1 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Dec. 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec. 3 World Soil Day Dec. 5 International Volunteer Day Dec. 5 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.