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Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development

May 9-10, 2013
The North-South Institute, Ottawa, Canada

Africa’s leaders increasingly recognize that the manner in which the continent’s resources are overseen and exploited is fundamental to their ability to enhance both state and human security ; to contribute to sustainable development ; as well as to their achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. Given the importance of natural resources as an engine of economic growth, both the positive and negative effects of resource exploitation have significant impact on political stability and social cohesion.

The North-South Institute will hold a two-day international forum on Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development. The following themes will be discussed at the Forum :

- The Role of Africa’s Natural Resources in the Global Economy ;
- Governing the Extractive Sector in Africa : Institutional Challenges and Opportunities ;
- Extractive Companies and Community Engagement in Africa : Beyond CSR, and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) ;
- Emerging Economies and the New Scramble for Africa’s Natural Resources ;
- Mining and Development in Africa : Canada’s Role ;
- Land Governance and Land Deals in Africa.

Source : NSI

Publié le 7 mai 2013