新東京大学大学院領域創成科学研究科
US-Japan Joint Symposium on
"Natural Resource Management for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding"
25 October 2011
Date and time: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (9:30 – 18:00)
Venue: International Conference Hall, JICA Research Institute (Ichigaya, Tokyo)
Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Co-organizers: JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI)
Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
Global Infrastructure Fund Research Foundation Japan (GIF)
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Sponsored by: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Please register at: http://jica-ri.jica.go.jp/announce/us-japan_joint_symposium_on_natural_resource_
management_for_peacebuilding_and_statebuilding.html

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 joint symposium celebrates the development of the book “Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance” by the research project of ELI-GIF-University of Tokyo, while introducing recently-initiated JICA-RI research project on land and property problems in post-conflict situations.
Drawing upon analyses by U.S. and Japanese researchers and practitioners of projects from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and elsewhere, the ELI-GIF-University of Tokyo volume identifies lessons and opportunities for how natural resource-management programs can strengthen U.S. and Japanese peacebuilding initiatives.
Researchers from the JICA-RI project will join the discussion by introducing their perspectives and analyses particularly on land and property issues. Though the JICA-RI project is only at the early stage, their initial findings and the mutual discussion with presenters will deepen the understandings on the problems and broaden the scope of participants in both
projects.

Practitioners, researchers, students and others interested in the topic are invited to a conversation as the contributors to the book 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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