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12th AFD International Conference on Development (Paris, 1-2 December 2016)

The 12th AFD (French Development Agency) International Conference on Development is organized in partnership with the Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (FERDI), the French Agricultural Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and the Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE).

Opening remarks will be by Mr. G. Giraud, Chief Economist at AFD. Confirmed keynote speakers include Mr. J.M. Severino (CEO of Investissuers & Partenaires), Mr. R. Kanbur (Professor of Economics at Cornell University), Mrs. A. Dahan (Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS), Mr. E. Brondizio (Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University), and Mr. C. Diaw (Director General of the African Model Forest Network).

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and their work and to stimulate dialogue at the intersection between commons and development dynamics on an international scale through recourse to a variety of analytical frameworks and disciplines. What do commons teach us in terms of development impacts on countries of the South? How can we understand commons in terms of actors, legal models, and indicators? How can we describe commons in terms of interactions with the public, the business sector, and political arenas? How do commons enrich our understanding of global public goods?

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