Events preview: This week in development cooperation

A family eats lunch of fish and vegetables in Bangladesh. The second International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition will be held in Florence, Italy from March 19 to 20. Photo by: WorldFish / 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 16:

Opportunities and Uncertainties in the Middle East
March 16
California, United States

Third Global Science Conference “Climate Smart Agriculture 2015”
March 16-18
Montpellier, France

Is Democracy in Decline?
March 16
Bonn, Germany

Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership Laboratory
March 16
Manila, Philippines

Will 2015 be the Year for African Women?
March 17
London, United Kingdom

Syria Crisis: How Aid is Changing
March 17
London, United Kingdom

The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom
March 17
London, United Kingdom

Does Microfinance Still Hold Promise for Reaching the Poor? Facts and (A Little) Speculation
March 17
Washington, D.C., United States, and online

Fostering Dialogue on Climate Finance Between the Russian Federation and the World Bank Group
March 17
Moscow, Russia

Fair Trade, Fair Wage? Research Evidence from Ethiopia and Uganda
March 17
London, United Kingdom

Threats to Sustainability of the Forest Sector Workforce
March 17
Geneva, Switzerland

Financing the Future: Fresh Perspectives on Global Development
March 17-18
Accra, Ghana

The Ninth Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research
March 17-18
Oslo, Norway

16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
March 17-21
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Financial Inclusion: Promising Avenues for South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
March 18
London, United Kingdom, and online

Doing Security and Justice Sector Reform Differently: What, Why and How?
March 18
London, United Kingdom

From Awareness to Activism: An Emancipation Dialogue on Equal Opportunities
March 18
Bucharest, Romania

Forum on Promoting Remittances for Development Finance
March 18-19
Manila, Philippines

International Conference on Health System Innovation

March 18-20
Tasmania, Australia

Financing Investment in Partner and Neighboring Countries
March 19
Berlin, Germany

Humanitarianism and the Media Panel Debate
March 19
London, United Kingdom

Leaving No One behind: Tackling Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
March 19
London, United Kingdom

Vulnerability and Resilience in the Context of Environmental Change and Migration
March 19
Washington, D.C., United States

Evolving Perspectives on the Post-2015 Agenda: The Role of Emerging Economies and OECD Countries
March 19
Tokyo, Japan

Closing the Gender Gap in Farming Under Climate Change: New Knowledge for Renewed Action
March 19
Paris, France

Fourth IFC International Food Safety Forum
March 19
Bishkek, Kyrgyztan

Water Management and Supply: The Biggest Threat to China and Asia’s Security?
March 19
Brussels, Belgium

Evolving Sources of Value-added: Good-jobs, Bad-jobs?
March 19
Tokyo, Japan

Second International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition
March 19-20
Florence, Italy

A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century: The Asian Perspective
March 20
Tokyo, Japan

Business, Finance and Cities: Climate Action for Paris
March 20
London, United Kingdom

International celebrations

International Day of Happiness
March 20

Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination
March 21

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