Women at a well in Niger, Africa. March 22 is World Water Day. Photo by: F. Lefebvre / European Commission

The future of international development cooperation is not just hashed out in dusty field offices and ramshackle schools and hospitals, but also at a variety of events, celebrations and other gatherings. Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week starting March 17:

Global Financial Markets : New Rules on Market Structure, Trading and Funding
March 17
London, United Kingdom    

Twitter Chat with Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg on the No Lost Generation Initiative
March 17
Online            

Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly
March 17-19
Strasbourg, France

CSAE Conference 2013: Economic Development in Africa
March 17-19
Oxford, United Kingdom

12th International Congress on Obesity
March 17-20
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Towards the Implementation of the ECOWAS RE and EE Policies and the SE4ALL Initiative
March 17-20
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

OECD Integrity Week 2014
March 17-21
Paris, France

11th Conference of the Parties to the Abidjan Convention
March 17-21
Cape Town, South Africa

WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing, Linking and Applying Climate Knowledge
March 17-21
Montevideo, Uruguay

South-South Learning Forum 2014: Designing and Delivering Social Protection and Labor Systems
March 17-21
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Robert Aliber - The Source of Financial Crises
March 18
Tokyo, Japan

Cooperation for State Building and State Reforming: Training public sector managers for economic governance
March 18
Paris, France

Navigating Turmoil in the Middle East
March 18
Santa Monica, United States

2014 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion — Realizing Financial Inclusion in Asia: Achievements and Challenges
March 18-20
Shanghai, China

1st African Congress on Conservation Agriculture
March 18-21        
Lusaka, Zambia

23rd Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board
March 18-21
Bonn, Germany

Global Health Best Buys
March 19
Washington D.C., United States

Social Assistance Programs in Developing Countries: A Cure for Global Poverty?
March 19
North Carolina, United States

CDKN Workshop: Climate Change and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
March 19
Jakarta, Indonesia

SID-Washington Chapter Event: Will the New Africa be Inclusive?
March 19
Washington D.C., United States

Fifteenth Rights and Resources Initiative Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
March 19
Washington D.C., United States

Improving Service Delivery in Mental Health: Technology Tools & Cost-Effective, Patient-Centered Care
March 19
Online

Making Foreign Direct Investment Work for Sub-Saharan Africa    
March 19            
Washington D.C., United States    

The European Data Forum (EDF) 2014    
March 19-20            
Athens, Greece

The 10th CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting    
March 19-21            
Durban, South Africa

World Forests Summit 2014   
March 20
Stockholm, Sweden

High-Level Panel on Decent Work in Fragile States
March 20
Geneva, Switzerland

2014 Germany High-Level Symposium on “Accountable and effective development cooperation in a post-2015 era”
March 20- 21            
Berlin, Germany

5th World Summit for Small Wind    
March 20-22            
Husum, Germany    

Official World Water Day Celebration: The Water-Energy Nexus
March 20-21            
Tokyo, Japan

Third High-level Symposium for 2014 DCF    
March 20-21            
Berlin, Germany

Symposium on Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive Growth
March 20-21            
Paris, France    

Africa's 'hidden water': can it secure agricultural growth and food security?   
March 21
London, United Kingdom

Forests for Fashion-Fashion for Forests   
March 21            
Geneva, Switzerland

2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting    
March 21            
Berlin, Germany

1st African Congress on Conservation Agriculture    
March 21
Lusaka, Zambia    

Profits and Economic Development
March 21
Washington D.C., United States    

International celebrations:

2nd International Day of Happiness    
March 20

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination   
March 21

International Day of Forests and the Tree
March 21

World Water Day
March 22

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