Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A child carries two jerry cans to a water access point at the Al Shaddad Camp in North Darfur. This year’s World Water Week theme is Water for Sustainable Growth. Photo by: Albert González Farran / United Nations / CC BY-NC-ND

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

Global Shocks and the New Global and Regional Financial Architecture
Aug. 23-24

International Workshop on Big Data Analytics 2016
Aug. 23-24
Johor Bahru, Malaysia        

A Look at Local and Public Administration Reform in Egypt
Aug. 24
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Transforming Official Statistics for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Aug. 24-26
Bangkok, Thailand

Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development
Aug. 27-28
Nairobi, Kenya

World Water Week
Aug 28 - Sept. 2
Stockholm, Sweden        

2016 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference
Aug. 29-31
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Third International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1
Dublin, Ireland

EU Water Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Forum
Aug. 31
Stockholm, Sweden

International Union for Conservation of Nature World Congress
Sept. 1-10
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Ending Rural Poverty: How to Double Small Producer Income and Productivity?
Sept. 1

The 2nd Asian Conference on Disaster Response and Management
Sept. 1-3
Hiroshima, Japan

Improving Care of People with NCDs in Humanitarian Settings
Sept. 2
London, United Kingdom

Conservation and Human Development in Africa, Latin America and Asia — the European Union’s Vision
Sept. 5
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Asian Evaluation Week
Sept. 5-8
Xi’an, China

Global Green Growth Week 2016
Sept. 5-9
Jeju Island, South Korea

2016 Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue
Sept. 6

Fourth Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Sept. 6-7
Jeju Island, South Korea

Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance: Financial Instruments that Address the Risks of Loss and Damage Associated with the Adverse Effects of Climate Change
Sept. 6-7
Manila, Philippines

The Fifth Water Loss Asia Conference and Exhibition
Sept. 6-7
Jakarta, Indonesia

International celebrations

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Aug. 23

International Day of Charity
Sept. 5

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