The Global Development Network’s 10th Annual Conference on “Natural Resources and Development” will be hosted by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) at their headquarters in Kuwait City, Kuwait from February 3 – 5, 2009.

The event will feature eminent academics, policy makers and members of multilateral development organizations. Four plenary sessions have been scheduled, entitled, ‘Natural Resources: Curse or Blessing?’; ‘The Political Economy of Natural Resources’; ‘The Challenge of Sustainable Development’; and ‘The Wealth of Nations: Revenue and Fiscal Management of Natural Resources.’

The conference organizers are also offering a set of online services that are intended to:

  • connect interested professionals who are unable to attend the conference in person with attendees and materials,
  • help attendees find each other and prioritize their time, and
  • document and capture some of the knowledge and experiences being shared at the event.

To participate in these online services, members of the public and conference attendees can:

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