June 10 2015 | Casablanca, Morocco
Teams from GDN's program on Natural Resource Management presented the first results of their research to program's Scientific Advisors, members of the Scientific Committee, and representatives from the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International et de l'Agence Française de Développement during a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco. The workshop was an opportunity for teams to receive critical feedback on their first drafts and to engage with other teams.
The workshop was a precursor to GDN's 16th Annual Global Development Conference on “Agriculture for sustainable growth: challenges and opportunities for a new green revolution.” The topic of natural resource management was explored as a sub-theme of the conference, opening a platform for the research teams to engage with a wide academic audience and international experts.
“Natural Resource Management-Natural Wealth Accounting“ is a capacity building program launched by GDN in 2014 to help ecologically fragile countries—Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco—to understand the interactions between natural resources and socio-economic activities. The program aims to bridge the gap between local knowledge and high quality data in the field of natural capital accounting in order to bring policy-relevant evidence to the forefront of debate and practice.
See a list of participants and more details on the workshop here.