Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A woman holding coffee beans. Photo by: Martine Perret / U.N. / CC BY-NC-ND

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Aug. 1:


Coffee & Conflict: Flashtalk & Networking Mixer
Aug. 3
Barcelona, Spain

Join Devex, SHIFT: Social Impact Solutions, and Worldreader for a monthly international development networking event where this month we'll focus on “Coffee and Conflict.”

Some of the best coffee in the world comes from countries that are still in, or have recently emerged from, decades of conflict. These countries face daunting challenges to transition from a conflict economy to a formal economy able to integrate both displaced populations and demobilized fighters.

Coffee offers countries and communities a way to support this transition and help poor farmers rebuild homes and communities’ shattered by violence.

Frank Smith, director of strategy, advocacy and development at SHIFT, and Angel Mario Martinez Garcia, executive director of the Progreso Foundation, will consider some of the challenges and opportunities the coffee industry can offer conflict and post-conflict countries, drawing on personal experience in the field, as well as their professional engagement on the issue.


World Breastfeeding Week 2017 Webinar Series
Aug. 1-7

The Global Financing Facility & Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Youth
Aug. 2

Is Results-Based Aid More Effective Than Input-Based Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador
Aug. 3
Washington, D.C., United States

World Pitch Summit
Aug. 7-11
Silicon Valley, California, United States

ADB-ADBI Forum on Governance and Institutions
Aug. 9-11
Seoul, South Korea

Implementing Clinical Trials During Epidemics: The Ebola Experience
Aug. 10
Washington, D.C., United States


World Breastfeeding Week
Aug. 1-7

Kenya 2017 general election
Aug. 8 

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Aug. 9

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