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Seminar 8 - Conflict, Corruption, NRM and Poverty Reduction

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Seminar 8: Conflict, Corruption, NRM and Poverty Reduction

This final seminar in the series examines the roles conflict and corruption play in the distribution and management of natural resources that support local populations and lead them out of poverty. Interactions can lead in both directions, as the environment can both experience extreme degradation as a result of warfare and conflict, and be a tool of and catalyst for conflict, as well. Geoff Dabelko, with the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, will speak on Environment, Conflict and Cooperation: From threat to opportunity, looking at the use of environmental dialogue and cooperation as a lifeline to promote peace in times of conflict and tension. Nalin Kishor, with the World Bank, will address how to improve law enforcement and governance for better forest outcomes, looking towards actions that result in reforms to forest policy and lead to more science-based management, as well as means to reduce corruption and improve forest management. Finally, Miguel Schloss, managing partner at DAMConsult, Ltd., will discuss strategic planning, policy, regulatory, and governance issues related to resolving conflict.

Following the panel presentations, there will be an open discussion on themes presented in the seminar.


Reading List

  • Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group: Conservation and Corruption - Strategies and Tools for Confronting Conservation-Related Corruption in Africa
  • Conca, K. and G. Dabelko, ed. 2002. Environmental Peacemaking. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. 200 p.
  • Conca, K. and G. Dabelko. 2004. 3rd ed. Green Planet Blues: Environmental Politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg. Westview Press.
  • Program on Forests (PROFOR)


Seminar Series

1: Links between NRM & Poverty?

2: Power & the Social Dimensions

3: Assets, Poverty Traps and Rights

4: Markets and Trade

5: Migration, Marginal Lands

6: Key Macro and National Level Issues

7: Programmatic Issues and Tools

8: Conflict, Corruption, NRM & Poverty Reduction


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