Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Private sector engagement and technology emerge as this week's main themes. Photo by: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Feb 23:

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week
Feb. 22-26
Pampanga, Philippines

Le Monde Afrique Conference — Women: The Future of Africa
Feb. 23
Paris, France

Options for Global Agricultural Trade after Nairobi: Global Solutions or National Actions?
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States and online

LIDC-DTC Seminar Series: Rural-Urban Transitions and Climate Change Adaptation
Feb. 23
London, United Kingdom

Effects of Differentiated School Vouchers: Evidence from a Policy Change and Date of Birth Cutoffs
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States

Why is Inequality So Unequal Across the World?
Feb. 23
London, United Kingdom

Syrian Conflict: Regional and International Implications
Feb. 23
Geneva, Switzerland

The New Middle Class in the Developing World: Does it Matter?
Feb. 23
Berlin, Germany and online

Modeling for Public Health
Feb. 23
Online

The Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers on Learning: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Chile
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States

Language Diversity and its Impact on Poverty and Economic Integration in a Changing World
Feb. 23
Washington, D.C., United States

The EU Comprehensive Approach: An Opportunity for Better Cooperation and Impact
Feb. 23
Lisbon, Portugal

Regional Conference on Postal Saving Systems in Asia: What We Know and What to Expect?
Feb. 23-24
Tokyo, Japan

Territorial Approaches to Local Development: What Does it Entail and How Can it be Fostered in Asian and Pacific Countries?
Feb. 23-25
Jakarta, Indonesia

GreenBiz 2016
Feb. 23-25
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Global Development in a Digital World
Feb. 24
Washington, D.C., United States

UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting
Feb. 24
New York, United States

ICT4DRINKS: Global Health Edition
Feb. 24
Washington, D.C., United States

Implementing Agenda 2030: Can Citizens Lead in Ensuring Effective Accountability?
Feb. 24
Brussels, Belgium

Public-Private Partnerships for Development
Feb. 24
Brussels, Belgium

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Ending the AIDS Epidemic
Feb. 24
Washington, D.C., United States

The Private Sector and Gender Equality: Beyond Traditional Corporate Social Responsibility
Feb. 24
Washington, D.C., United States

Reaching Women through ICT-based Extension
Feb. 24
Online

5th Seminar in the TICAD Seminar Series “Infrastructure Development and Business Opportunities in Kenya and Neighboring Countries”
Feb. 24
Tokyo, Japan

Social & Environmental Human Rights & Child Health Outcomes
Feb. 24
London, United Kingdom

Bringing Discipline to the Field: An Economist's Perspective on Health Systems
Feb. 24
London, United Kingdom

The Mounting Challenge of Global Governance
Feb. 24
Geneva, Switzerland

Private Sector Investment Conference for the Africa Great Lakes Region
Feb. 24-25
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Sankalp Africa Summit
Feb. 24-26
Nairobi, Kenya

World Bank Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Mission to Cameroon 2016
Feb. 24 - Mar. 4
Cameroon        

A Year in the Lives of Smallholder Families: Insights from Mozambique, Tanzania, and Pakistan
Feb. 25
Washington, D.C., United States and online

UNIDO Workshop: Resilience through Creativity
Feb. 25
Brussels, Belgium

Scaling the Heights: Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh
Feb. 25
Washington, D.C., United States

Understanding Behavior Change to Ensure Success
Feb. 25
Online

Partnerships, Power and the SDGs
Feb. 25
Geneva, Switzerland

Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Facts, Prospects, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health
Feb. 25-26
Tokyo, Japan

Decision-Makers and Influence in Food Systems — A Critical Engagement
Feb. 27
London, United Kingdom

#ZIMWATERHACK: Addressing Water and Sanitation Challenges in Zimbabwe
Feb. 26-27
Harare, Zimbabwe

Human Rights DiploHack
Feb. 26-27
Geneva, Switzerland

Take Action for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
Feb. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

The European Union: Integration or Disintegration?
Feb. 29
Geneva, Switzerland

Examining the Current State of Nigeria
Feb. 29
Washington, D.C., United States

Making Systems Work: A Global Conference on Education Systems
Feb. 29 - March 2
Sydney, Australia

International Conference on Eurasian Food Security and Nutrition Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership
Feb. 29 - March 2
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

FARMD Webinar Series: Agricultural Risk Assessment Methodological Guidance
March 1
Online

What the Paris Climate Change Agreement Will Mean  for the Development Sector
March 1
Washington, D.C, United States

World Bank Group Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum
March 1-3
Washington, D.C., United States

#Hack4Ag Uganda: Developing ICT Tools to Empower Smallholder Farmers
March 1 - April 30
Kampala, Uganda

International celebrations

Zero Discrimination Day
March 1

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