The 12th AFD International Conference on Development will be held in Paris, at AFD, on December 1-2, 2016. On this occasion, proposals must be submitted by Wednesday June 1, 2016. Selected submissions will be announced by July 31, 2016. Final versions of papers must be submitted no later than October 31, 2016.
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?
This conference 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 Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE) and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD).
Opening remarks by Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist at AFD, CNRS, Paris, France. Confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, former General Manager of AFD (2001–2010), former member of the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Chair of Convergences (a think tank);
- Ravi Kanbur, Professor of Economics at Cornell University, former Chair of the World Development Report, former World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa Region;
- Amy Dahan, Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS and Emeritus Member of the Alexandre Koyré Center (CNRS-EHESS);
- Eduardo S. Brondizio, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Co-Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT), and member of the Advisory Board of the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University;
- Chimère Diaw, Director General of the African Model Forest Network and member of the International Model Forest Network.