International Development Events

Innovative Responses to Fighting the HIV/AIDS Crisis in China

May 25, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Ignored by the government, HIV/AIDS spread silently in China for nearly a decade, until the mid-1990s when news of a major contamination of China's blood supply broke. This scandal and the growing infection rate among sex workers and intravenous drug users has led the government to recognize a major public health crisis.

Waiting for Democracy: Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization

May 24, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Almost all of the world's developing countries are decentralizing power, at least half in the natural resource sector. This new World Resource Institute report draws on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to examine the social and ecological effects of these "democratic" decentralizations.
Webcast

Population, Health, and Environment: Evidence-based Approaches to Policy and Programs

May 17, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Reference Bureau President William P. Butz and three PRB experts mark PRB's 75th anniversary at the Wilson Center.

Conservation and Care in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

May 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Royal Cambodian Government has created the 400,000-hectare Central Cardamoms Protected Forest in southwestern Cambodia. As part of the efforts to protect this unique habitat, Conservation International has worked with local communities in the Cardamoms over the last year to increase their participation in land-use planning and natural resource management.

Book Launch: In the Aftermath of Genocide—The U.S. Role in Rwanda

April 27, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A book launch with Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 1995 to 1999. He will be joined by Donatella Lorch Director of the Knight International Fellowships for Journalism, and former East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Responding to Africa's Emergencies: New Strategies for Humanitarian Assistance at the United Nations

April 19, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations and Krista Riddley, Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam America.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

Population, Development, and Environment in Ethiopia

April 14, 2005 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Decades of rapid population growth in Ethiopia have contributed to over-farming and deforestation, which have degraded the environment and undermined development. Sahlu Haile and Charles Teller discuss these linkages.

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