Tuesday, July 05, 2011
EVENT: Harnessing Natural resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance
An international symposium on “Harnessing natural resources for peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese assistance” will be held on July 20, 2011 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is hosting this event with support from the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation. This symposium examines U.S. and Japanese bilateral peacebuilding experiences in managing natural resources after conflict.
The U.S. and Japan are two of the largest sources of bilateral assistance to countries seeking to rebuild after conflict. Decades of experience illustrates the need for more effective approaches to post-conflict peacebuilding and diplomacy. Natural resource management offers as-yet underutilized approaches for peacebuilding.
The symposium celebrates the development of a book on Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Drawing upon analyses by U.S. and Japanese researchers and practitioners of projects from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Timor-Lese, and elsewhere, the book identifies lessons and opportunities for how natural resource management programs can strengthen U.S. and Japanese peacebuilding initiatives.
Deadline to RSVP: July 15, 2011