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World Teachers’ Day: Conference at BTC on 11 October


On 11 October 2012, the Belgian development agency BTC is hosting a conference on Teaching in developing countries. The conference is a co-organised with the International Task Force on Teachers for Education for All, Education International, UNESCO and the European Commission.


  • Dennis Sinyolo, Education International
  • Steve Passingham, European Commission, co-chair International Task Force on Teachers for EFA (Unesco)


Launch of the WorldRiskReport 2012 - invitation to a briefing

UNU-EHS logoIn the run up for the International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), the UN University and its partners are presenting the 2nd Edition of the "WorldRiskReport 2012: Environmental degradation increases disaster risk worldwide."

The central element of the WorldRiskReport, the concept of the WorldRiskIndex, illustrates with one number the risk of various countries and regions to be hit by a disaster. Hence it shows particularly adaptation needs and disaster risk reduction has to be a priority. Special emphasis is put on exposure, susceptibility of the population, coping capacities and adaptation strategies.


aidex 2012: The Global Humanitarian & Development Aid Event

aidexTaking place on 24-25 October 2012 in Brussels, AidEx is the annual opportunity for humanitarian and development aid professionals to come together to shape the future and to facilitate improvements in the delivery of humanitarian aid and development.

AidEx has been created with direct input from major NGOs and includes an exhibition, conference, practical workshops and networking opportunities.


Invitation to a Kapuscinski Development Lecture

Kapuscinski lectureYou are invited to an open Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Professor Abhijit Banerjee, a development economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

When: Tuesday, 16 October 2012, at 14.30-16.30
Where: Salle Dupréel, Institut de Sociologie, Université libre de Bruxelles, 44 Avenue Jeanne, 1050 Brussels


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