Events preview: This week in development cooperation

Sha Kok Estate and Yue Shing Court from across the Shing Mun River in Hong Kong. Photo by: ADB / CC BY-NC

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Feb. 28:

FEATURED EVENTS

Launch of Smart Cities Campaign
Feb. 28
Online

By 2050, some two-thirds of all people will live in cities. So how do we accelerate progress? And just how smart can cities become?

Over six weeks, Devex and its partners — Agence Française de Développement, BearingPoint, XII Metropolis World Congress and UN-Habitat — will explore what it takes to build a successful smart city, how climate resilient and environmentally friendly infrastructure and technologies are being implemented, and how actors in the global development community are working together toward common goals and engaging local communities in an inclusive way. We’ll break down the constituent elements of a smart city and examine what it takes to move from commitment to action by creating more efficient and resilient cities.

Drive the conversation forward by following #smartcities and tagging @Devex.

Building a Career in Smart Cities Development
March 1, 8am ET
Online

Creating sustainable or “smart cities” is key to ending the massive inequality and poverty found within cities around the world. It is also opening up a wide range of career opportunities for those wanting to tackle some of these challenges.

Considering a career in smart cities development and want to learn more? Join our one-hour webinar to hear our speakers talk about their work in smart cities development, what kind of skills and experience helped build their career, and share insights to help put you on the path to building yours.

The Future of DfID
March 8, 1pm GMT
Online

With Parliament still working to determine exactly what a break from the EU will mean for Britain, the U.K.’s Department for International Development has already seen some significant shifts.

Join us on Wed. 8 March at 1pm GMT (8am EST) in an online discussion with our London correspondent Molly Anders to talk about the future of DfID and the U.K. aid market overall.

EVENTS IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS

Mobile World Congress
Feb. 27 - March 2
Barcelona, Spain

2017 European Social Innovation Competition Launch
Feb. 28
Athens, Greece

The Role of Robotics in Global Development
Feb. 28
Online

Not All Seed Is Declared Equal: Improving Access
Feb. 28
Washington, D.C., United States                                                                                

Protecting Environmental Defenders: Panel on Emerging State Practices in Latin America and the Caribbean
Feb. 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Anti-corruption conference: The role of local and regional authorities in preventing corruption and promoting good governance
Feb. 28
Brussels, Belgium

3rd Reform of the Common European Asylum System: Up for the Challenge
Feb. 28
Brussels, Belgium

2nd Annual Aid & Development Africa Summit
Feb. 28 to March 1
Nairobi, Kenya        

The Future of Global Health 2017
March        1
Washington, D.C., United States        

Inclusive and Sustainable Agribusiness Development: Are we Fit for Purpose?March 1
Geneva, Switzerland

What Institutions do Countries Really Need?
March 1
London, United Kingdom; Online

Microwork and Impact Sourcing Report Launch
March 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Big Data & Analytics Innovation SummitMarch 1-2
Singapore

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development
March 1-3
Bonn, Germany

Climate Leadership Conference Workshop on Science-Based Targets
March 1-3
Chicago, United States

Women-Centered Care: A Self-Care & RMC Webinar
March 2
Online

Business Conference on Internationalization and Development
March 2
Oslo, Norway

ICCA 5th Supply Chain Finance Summit
March 2-3
Singapore

2017 Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference
March 2-3
Loma Linda, California, United States

3rd European Migration Forum
March 3
Brussels, Belgium

University of Miami Health Care Conference
March 3
Miami, Florida, United States

World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrating Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Workshop
March 6-8
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Global Partnerships Week 2017
March 6-12
Washington, D.C., United States

Social Protection Labor and Jobs Core Courses 2017
March 6-17
Washington, D.C., United States

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVANCES
International Women’s Day
March 8

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