Tomorrow morning, Tuesday will be the official start of the Global Development Network 10th Annual Conference here in Kuwait City.

Chris Wolz and Dave Witzel are here helping the GND to extend the event to the web – with this Crowdvine social networking site, and blogging and twittering.

More than 1/3 of the attending participants have set up profiles on the GDN Kuwait conference site here http://gdnet09.crowdvine.com/ and we hope others will in the next days  – to enable connecting between peers before, during, and after the event!

The agenda for Tuesday starts at 9 AM with workshops on Migration, Climate Change, and Governance.

http://gdnet09.crowdvine.com/calendar#2009-02-02

And as important as the formal sessions will be the between event meetings and networking – important for the GDN in building the capacity of research/policy organizations in the developing world. Already on our arrival in Kuwait and our hotel we have met people arriving for the GDN from Togo, UK and elsewhere.

After arriving this evening, Dave and I (Chris) walked about the waterfront with CGD’s Lawrence MacDonald and enjoyed a sea-side meal of hummus, hamour (fish), chicken kabobs – delicious.

More news tomorrow.

Chris

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