Debris left when a tsunami, triggered by a powerful magnitude-9.0 earthquake, struck Sendai, Japan, in 2011. The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held March 14 to 18 in Sendai. Photo by: Roberto De Vido / CC BY-NC-ND

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 9:

Partnerships Practitioners Forum: Transforming Ideas Into Impact
March 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Putting Employment at the Center of Economic Transformation
March 9
London, United Kingdom

Using Demographic and Health Survey Data to Monitor and Evaluate Nutrition Programs
March 9
Washington, D.C., United States

Road to Lima
March 9 - Oct. 30
Lima, Peru

The Context of Violence in Mexico and its Impact on Women Human Rights Defenders
March 9
Geneva, Switzerland

Protection in Practice for Women Human Rights Defenders
March 9
Geneva, Switzerland

Launch of the OECD-DAC Peer Review of UK Development Cooperation
March 9
London, United Kingdom

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture
March 9-11
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action
March 9-20
New York, United States

The Effect of Aid on Growth: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
March 10
Washington, D.C., United States

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment: Has its Time Finally Come?
March 10
Geneva, Switzerland

From Crisis to Sustainable Health: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak
March 10
London, United Kingdom

UNESCAP Regional Dialogue —Strengthening Trade and Economic Ties Between Afghanistan and Central Asia
March 10-11
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality
March 10-11
New York, United States

From Vision to Implementation: How Can We Make the SDGs a Reality?
March 11
Geneva, Switzerland

Opening Doors and Minds: Urban Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice
March 11
Washington, D.C., United States

Restructuring Neoliberalism at the World Health Organization — The Response to Ebola in Historical Perspective
March 11
Geneva, Switzerland

Connexion the Careers Forum
March 11-13
Geneva, Switzerland

Capacity Building in Support of Security and Development: Gathering Civil Society Input
March 12
Brussels, Belgium

Adapting Design, Adapting Programming
March 12
London, United Kingdom

U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
March 14-18
Sendai, Japan

WCDRR Side Event: Measuring Disaster Resilience
March 15
Sendai, Japan

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