Events preview: This week in development cooperation

By Devex Editor 19 April 2016

Students plant trees inside their school grounds at Lindula Maha School in Sri Lanka. This year’s theme for International Mother Earth Day is Trees for the Earth. Photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / CC BY

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting April 19:

Green Growth, Indicators and the SDGs
April 20
Online

The Africa We Want in 2030, 2063 and Beyond
April 20
New York, United States

Failure and Off-grid Energy Access: Why Failure Matters to Development
April 20
Online

Poachers or Protectors? Local Communities at the Frontline of Conservation
April 20
Brussels, Belgium

GOAL to Host Ebola: The Lessons Learned Conference
April 20
London, United Kingdom

Better Diagnosis, Better Malaria Control
April 20
London, United Kingdom

Panama Papers and the Economics of Plunder
April 20
London, United Kingdom and online

Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management
April 20-22
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United Nations General Assembly High-level Thematic Debate: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
April 21
New York, United States

Integrating Human Rights Considerations into Mergers and Acquisitions
April 21
Online

Seminar on Urban Culture for Social Inclusion
April 21
Brussels, Belgium

From Zero Tolerance to Zero Progress? Analyzing UN Policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers
April 21
London, United Kingdom

Why Overseas Development has to Move from Charity to Empowerment
April 21
London, United Kingdom

Innovating Humanitarian Action: More than just Luck
April 21
London, United Kingdom and online

Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement
April 22
New York, United States

Risk Management Reconsidered — How to Get the Incentives Right for Private Sector Engagement in Developing Countries?
April 22
Brussels, Belgium

The 9th Disaster Risk Management Seminar — Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management: Obstacles and Opportunities in East Asia-Pacific and Lessons from Japan
April 22
Tokyo, Japan

Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations
April 25
Baku, Azerbaijan

Innovative Ways for Sustainable Nutrition, Food Security and Inclusive Agricultural Growth
April 25
Brussels, Belgium

El Niño: Current Science and Implications for Global Health
April 25
London, United Kingdom

The Role of Public Finance in Asian Infrastructure Development
April 25
Tokyo, Japan

The Security Situation in Ethiopia and How it Relates to the Broader Region
April 25
Washington, D.C., United States

Building Resilient Development Agencies
April 25-26
London, United Kingdom

From Sustainable Development Goals to the New Urban Agenda
April 26
Brussels, Belgium

Positive Youth Development in Action: Voice from Youth and Practitioners
April 26
Washington, D.C., United States

The 10th Disaster Risk Management Seminar — Resilient Reconstruction in Nepal: Transforming Risks to Resilience
April 26
Tokyo, Japan

The European Refugee Crisis 2016 and the Challenges to Schengen Borders
April 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Bigger Slums or Better Homes? Solving the Global Climate Displacement Crisis Begins with Land
April 26
Geneva, Switzerland

Incorporating Pro-poorest Growth in the SDGs: Moving beyond the MDGs
April 26-27
Manila, Philippines

Meet Lucy: New Ideas in Governance — Do They Work in Practice?
April 26-28
Manila, Philippines

Financial Information: Catalyst for Growth
April 26-28
Vienna, Austria

International celebrations

International Mother Earth Day
April 22

World Immunization Week
April 24-30

World Malaria Day
April 25

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