European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs shakes hands with construction workers in Mbour, Senegal. Piebalgs embarked on a high-level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and Cape Verde ahead of the EU-Africa Summit to meet with African leaders and underscore EU’s ongoing commitment to support the region. Photo by: 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 31:

InterAction member orientation webinar
March 31
Washington, D.C., United States

RegioStars Award Ceremony 2014
March 31
Brussels, Belgium

A turn for the worst: how transport is causing a global health crisis
March 31
London, United Kingdom

Workshop: EU-Africa STI Research Partnerships
March 31
Brussels, Belgium

5th EU-Africa Business Forum
March 31-April 1
Brussels, Belgium

EU-Africa Youth Leaders’ Summit
March 31-April 1
Brussels, Belgium

Joint Learning Journey on Gender Mainstreaming in Brussels
March 31-April 2
Brussels, Belgium

Arab Youth and Development Debate
April 1
Tunis, Tunisia

Is global governance of finance fit for purpose?
April 1
London, United Kingdom

3rd International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management
April 1-4
Rabat, Morocco

4th EU-Africa Summit
April 2-3
Brussels, Belgium

Afghanistan after 2014: What’s next?
April 2
London, United Kingdom and online

High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development
April 2-3
Amman, Jordan

United Nations Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
April 3-4
Helsinki, Finland

Debt management in developing countries: New frontiers and ongoing challenges
April 3-4
Brussels, Belgium

Lunch Time Info Point Conference “Fit for Life: Working Together for Decent Work in East Africa”
April 4
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels development briefing on “Realizing the Promise of Agriculture for Africa’s Transformation”
April 4
Brussels, Belgium

Can fiscal policy be used to promote inclusive growth?
April 4
London, United Kingdom

World Urban Forum 7
April 5-11
Medellin, Colombia

Elections

Afghan presidential election
April 5

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