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Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

This symposium celebrates the development of Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Several contributors discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.

Date & Time

Jul. 20, 2011
8:30am – 5:00pm

Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

Note: The event webcast breaks at 12:15 p.m. and resumes at 2:15 p.m.

The United States 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. This symposium celebrates the development of 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-Leste, and elsewhere, the book identifies lessons and opportunities for how natural resource-management programs can strengthen U.S. and Japanese peacebuilding initiatives.

Please join us for a conversation with several contributors to this book as they discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.

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Asia Program

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