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EfD 9th Annual Meeting in Shanghai, China

EfD, the Environment for Development Initiative, has become a leading global network for economists working on environment in developing countries with centers in Central America, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden,Tanzania, and the US (RFF). In addition, EfD has partners all over the world. Every year the EfD network meets for an annual meeting with keynotes, research presentations and ample opportunities to interact with like-minded researchers and practitioners. This year we meet in Shanghai, November 6- 8, and for the first time our academic meeting is open to a broader group of academics. Keynote speakers are leading economists Richard Morgenstern (Resources for the Future), E. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute) and Martine Visser (University of Cape Town). More details can be found in the attached call.

EAERE 2008 Gothenburg

The Environmental Economics Unit (EEU), University of Gothenburg, was given the honor to host the 16th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, www.eaere.org).

EfD Annual Meeting 2008

The EfD Annual Meeting, Nov 3-6 2008, was hosted by EfD in China/EEPC. "The meeting had four objectives - to discuss and improve ongoing research,discuss new research proposals, develop research themes for the next proposal to Sida, and to further strengthen the collaboration between the centers. All the objectives were more than met.

UN Expert Group Meeting: Sustainable land management in Africa

This Expert Group Meeting on "Sustainable land management and agricultural practices in Africa: Bridging the gap between research and farmers" took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, April 16 - 17, 2009. It was co-sponsored by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Environment for Development Initiative. It was hosted by University of Gothenburg and sponsored by UNDESA and Sida.

Land Tenure Book Workshop 2010 Beijing

Land reforms have played a central role in the political economy of many countries and have been subject to massive disagreements between different political interest groups and ideologies. In a new research project EfD aims to draw lessons from land reforms in several Asian and African countries. The findings will be presented in a book edited by Professors Stein Holden and Keijiro Otsuka and titled "Land Reforms in Asia and Africa - Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management". The first book workshop was held on Jan 24-25, 2010, at Peking University.

Land and forest tenure reforms workshop in Ethiopia, February 21-22, 2011

Land reforms have played a central role in the political economy of many countries in the world and have been subject to massive disagreements between different political interest groups and ideologies. EfD funded project aims to draw lessons from land reforms in several African and Asian countries. The findings will be presented in a book edited by Professors Stein Holden and Keijiro Otsuko, entitled Land Tenure Reforms: Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management. What Can We Learn?

Forest Tenure Impact Evaluation Workshop

The Environment for Development initiative arranged a Forest Tenure Impact Evaluation Workshop in connection to the World Bank’s annual conference on land and poverty in Washington D.C. on April 18-20, 2011. Recent developments in forest management institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania were reviewed during this workshop, and a potential impact evaluation program for forest tenure reform in East Africa was discussed. The workshop was held on Thursday April 21, 2011 and was open for all conference participants.

Paper presented by EfD researcher on 2011 CSAE

Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference 2011 on Economic Development in Africa was held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, 20-22 March 2011. Junior research fellow of EfD Ethiopia, Rahel Derbie, presented a paper on Fossil Fuel and Food Tax Incidence in Ethiopia.

International Conference on Collective Forest Tenure and Regulatory Reform in China, February 28-29, 2008

An international conference on collective forest tenure and regulatory reform in China was held in Beijing on February 28-29, 2008. Forest tenure reform in China’s collective forests is a process of historical importance and with widespread and long-lasting impacts. It sets the institutional foundation for sustainable economic development and forest resource use in China’s mountain and forest areas, and is therefore becoming the most profound change in the New Countryside Development Initiatives.

14th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia (AESE)

The 14th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia (AESE) under the theme ‘The Role of Agriculture in Transforming the Ethiopian Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held 8-10 December 2011 at Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa. EfD Ethiopia senior research fellow, Dr. Zenebe Gebreegziabher, presented a paper on Land Degradation in Ethiopia: What Do Stoves Have to Do with it?

World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden

The World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 - Sweden was hosted by Linköping University during May 8-13, 2011. EfD-Ethiopia research fellow, Dr. Abebe Damte, presented a paper on this congress on "Covariates of Fuel Saving Technologies in Urban Ethiopia".

EfD Annual Review Meeting

This is an annual review meeting for the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia and is a closed meeting. The forum holds a review meeting annually to discuss various issues related to the forum. This is a closed meeting.