Monday, February 02, 2009

Natural Resources and Development - 10th GDN Conference

Six pre-conference workshops, four plenary sessions, some twenty parallels, and over four hundred participants: these are the impressive numbers of the 10th GDN Annual Conference taking place in Kuwait City, 1-5 February 2009.

The main theme of the event is "the crucial relationship between natural resources and development", and delegates will address this by discussing the political economy aspect of the issue, its the relations with sustainable development and the management of natural resource.

Among others, speakers include Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University, Justin Lin, World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Paul Collier, Director for the Center for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. See the complete agenda on the conference website.

Euforic's Chris Addison and Pier Andrea Pirani are participating in the conference and working with GDNet colleagues to 'blip' participants and to collect impressions, reactions and opinions on the issues discussed.

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