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.
The EfD initiative is committed to produce high quality research and active international research interaction. This is achieved by creating an environment where discussions can take place openly, where research results can be constructively criticized, and where feedback is generated.
During EfD's seventh annual meeting, spring began to warm the Western Cape of South Africa creating a fertile environment for over 70 delegates to present fresh research findings and exchange knowledge and techniques.
EEPFE and the World Bank organized the second workshop on Sustainable Land Management in Ethiopia. The two-day workshop was held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) during May 02 -03
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).
A great number of researchers working on environment and development issues were participating in the conference EAERE 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 26-28. Therefore, a special preconference on environment and development was arranged on June 25.
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.
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 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.
Sustainable food and nutrition security under changing climatic conditions is organized by German Agro Action in Addis Ababa between March 09-11, 2011. Efd Ethiopia research fellow Dr. Zenebe Gebreegziabher presented a paper on the workshop entitled Efficiency and productivity of small farmers and implications for food security: evidence in Ethiopia.
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?
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.
The workshop was organized by Addis Ababa University, the University of Aberdeen, and James Hutton Institute of Scotland on May 16-18, 2011 at Semen Hotel Addis Ababa. Efd Ethiopia research fellow Dr. Zenebe Gebreegziabher presented a paper on the workshop entitled 'Biogas for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation: The case of Ethiopia'.
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.
The conference was organized by the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) on July 21-23, 2011 in Addis Ababa. EfD Ethiopia researchers and associates presented their papers on this conference.
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.
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?
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".
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.
An empirical evaluation of governance and land use outcomes in Russia and future research on conservation approaches and land use outcomes in the Mesoamerica.
Determinación del efecto del uso del suelo (influencia antropogénica) sobre la calidad de agua de las fuentes de abastecimiento de la población en la cuenca del Río Sarapiquí.
In addition to NRM professionals, this workshop targets international development professionals with expertise in global climate change, food security, economic development, democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance to enhance learning on how CBNRM can contribute to achieving their goals.
This workshop is organized by EfD Ethiopia/EEPFE and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Nazreth, Ethiopia 11-13 December 2008.