Events preview: This week in development cooperation

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Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting Oct. 31:


Civil Space in Peril: Responding to Raids
Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m. EST / 11.30 a.m. CET / 3:30 p.m. GST

If your office was raided by police, would you know what to do?
Last month, civil society organizations in Uganda endured office raids by the country’s police, who spent hours removing documents and confiscating phones and laptops. These raids reflect a deeper and troubling global trend: governments are cracking down on civil society organizations, with bureaucratic delays, office raids, and stifling regulations to hinder aid work.
Is your organization at risk? Join our conversation with Devex Editor Elizabeth Dickinson and ActionAid Uganda Country Director Arthur Larok, who will share practical insights about where these raids are happening, how to prepare for the possibility at your organization, and how to manage the fallout if it happens.


EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum
Oct. 30-31
Jakarta, Indonesia

A New DAC: Innovations for the 2030 Agenda - High Level Meeting
Oct. 30-31
Paris, France
Read more from Devex: What's at stake during this week's OECD DAC meetings?

Public financing for UHC: Towards implementation
Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
Montreux, Switzerland

Second Annual Meeting of the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities
Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
New Delhi, India

South Asian Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct. 31
Bagmati, Nepal

Climate resilience, sustainable food systems, and healthy diets: Can we have it all?
Oct. 31
Washington, D.C., United States

South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization
Oct. 31
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2017 Sustainable Development Transition Forum
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
Incheon, South Korea

Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Nov. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

Accelerating Progress on Child Survival
Nov. 1
Washington, D.C., United States

ACFID National Conference
Nov. 1 -2
Melbourne, Australia

World Hepatitis Summit 2017
Nov. 1-3
São Paulo, Brazil

Global Financing Facility (GFF) 2017 Webinar Series
Nov. 1 -15

Special Lecture featuring Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
Nov. 2
Tokyo, Japan

MMS Symposium
Nov. 2
Basel, Switzerland

Achieving Malaria Elimination:The Role of Country-Specific Economic Evidence
Nov. 2

How to transform food systems for inclusive growth and poverty eradication
Nov. 6
Washington, D.C., United States

Africa Health Business Symposium
Nov. 6-7
Dakar, Senegal

Digital Revolutions in Public Finance
Nov. 7
Washington, D.C., United States


World Cities Day
Oct. 31

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Nov. 2

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