A community in Kisumu, Kenya celebrates World Malaria Day in 2010. Photo by: U.S. Army Africa / CC BY

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 April 21:

The Use of Special Development Regions to Improve Governance in Honduras and Beyond
April 21
Washington DC, United States

SAIS Global Issues in Agriculture Speaker Series presents Dr. Patricia Wolff on "Development in Haiti: A Long and Winding Road"
April 21
Washington DC, United States

Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS
April 21 – 25
New York, United States

Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature
April 22
New York, United States

Twenty-First Century Trade Policy: Pushing the Limits of International Cooperation
April 22
Washington DC, United States

Women at Work - Breaking through Asia's Glass Ceiling
April 22
Online

Linking the Fate of the Oceans to the Future of Food Security
April 22
Washington DC, United States

Workshop: Global Outlook of Modern Contractual Systems
April 22
Moscow, Russia

Twenty-First Century Trade Policy: Pushing the Limits of International Cooperation
April 22
Washington DC, United States

Africa Clean Energy Summit
April 22 - 24
Abuja, Nigeria

Regional workshop for the Asia-Pacific regions on nationally appropriate mitigation actions
April 22 - 25              
Vientiane, Thailand

Global Ocean Action Summit
April 22 - 25
The Hague, Netherlands

Financial Inclusion, Regulation, and Education
April 23
Tokyo, Japan

Opening & Closing a Field Office
April 23
Washington DC, United States

Workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative
April 23 - 24
Turin, Italy           

UNESCAP and UNECE Inter-regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency Investment Projects
April 23 - 24
Bangkok, Thailand                   

Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Conference 2014
April 23 - 24
Accra, Ghana  

10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
April 23 - 25
Stockholm, Sweden

Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network
April 23 - 25
Nadi, Fiji

Sixth International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI)
April 23 - 25
Stockholm, Sweden

2014 Forest Communicators Network Meeting
April 23 - 25
Berlin, Germany

The Ninth Annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture: An African Miracle? Implications of Recent Research on Growth Economics
April 24
Washington DC, United States

African leaders in Dialogue
April 24
Johannesburg, South Africa

Myanmar: The New Economic Powerhouse in Southeast Asia?
April 24 - 25
Tokyo, Japan

Employment issues will top agenda during OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
April 24 - 25
Stockholm, Sweden        

Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies in the Post-2015 Development Framework
April 24 - 25
New York, United States

Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management Meeting
April 24 - 27
Milan, Italy

8th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation
April 24 - 30
Kathmandu, Nepal

Seminar by Hiro Lee: Agricultural Policy Reforms and the Implications of Trans-Pacific Partnership for Japan
April 25
Tokyo, Japan

Cass R. Sunstein: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"
April 25
Durham, North Carolina

Global Justice and the Global South
April 25 - 27
Dublin, Ireland

International celebrations

Earth Day
April 22

World Malaria Day
April 25

World Immunization Week
April 23 - 30

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