Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Brazilian President Michel Temer, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma. Photo by: GCIS / GovernmentZA / CC BY-ND

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Oct. 12:


Devex Virtual Subcontractor Fair
Oct. 11-13

Devex is hosting a three-day Virtual Subcontractor Fair aimed at connecting USAID implementers with prospective local partners and small businesses all over the world.

It’s a Win-Win: Strategies for USAID Local Partner Success
Oct. 12

For USAID, local solutions are a way of aiding sustainable development and local ownership. During this one hour webinar, we'll aim to demystify the USAID business development process by taking a fresh look at the USAID local solutions initiative, discuss innovative approaches for local organizations to work with USAID and how best to engage with priming implementers.

Hear insights from USAID’s local solutions and contracting teams, a priming partner as well as the inspiring success story of a local partner organization. By facilitating this discussion, Devex hopes to contribute to a better understanding of local solutions, their importance and how all local partners could become success stories.

Our speakers will also share valuable insights on how local organizations can engage with priming implementers in the best way and explore what priming implementers are specifically looking for in their future local partners.


Environmental Challenges in the MENA Region: The Long Road from Conflict to Cooperation 
Oct. 12
London, United Kingdom

Adaptation of Malaria Parasites to Changes in their Environment
Oct. 12
London, United Kingdom

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move
Oct. 12
London, United Kingdom

FOOD 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems
Oct. 12-13
Brussels, Belgium

5th UCLG Congress: World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Oct. 12-15
Bogota, Colombia

Knowledge for Development Week
Oct. 12-15
Vienna, Austria

Sustainable Use, Protection of Animal World and Forest Management in the Contest of Climate Change
Oct. 13
Chisinau, Moldova

High-Level Meeting on Sustainable Transport of Landlocked Developing Countries
Oct. 13-14
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Mayors' Summit on the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
Oct. 13-14
Rome, Italy

Basic Safety and Security Course
Oct. 13-15
Soesterberg, The Netherlands

Crisis Negotiation Workshop
Oct. 14
The Hague, The Netherlands

The 10th China-LAC Business Summit
Oct. 14-15
Tangshan, China

The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union of Maritime Security and Development in Africa
Oct. 15
Lomé, Togo

8th BRICS Summit
Oct. 15-16
Goa, India

How to Develop a Human Rights Policy Webinar
Oct. 17

Habitat III: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
Oct. 17-20
Quito, Ecuador

43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security
Oct. 17-21
Rome, Italy

Global Learning and Brexit
Oct. 18
London, United Kingdom

Migration and Health — Where’s the Global Leadership?
Oct. 18
London, United Kingdom


International Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct. 13

International Day of Rural Women
Oct. 15

World Food Day
Oct. 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct. 17

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