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Course on conflict and agriculture (some costs covered for accepted participants) Jan31 - Feb3 2011 Monterey, California

PARTICIPANTS:
Approximately 45 representatives from civilian government agencies, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations and the armed forces will attend. Participants should be junior to mid-level representatives from their communities with experience working in the field and/or in policy-advisory positions.

COST:
There is no tuition or conference fee.
CSRS will cover the costs of lodging at the program site for practitioners from nongovernmental organizations, governmental civilian agencies, and intergovernmental organizations. Representatives of the defense/armed forces community (including civilian employees) must pay their own lodging. Gratis lunch provided to all on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (local DOD participants will be required to pay for their lunch).

crossposted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network

The Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies is pleased to present:
"AGRICULTURE: PROMOTING LIVELIHOODS IN CONFLICT-AFFECTED ENVIRONMENTS"

FACULTY:
Dr. John Mellor, former Director of the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Chief Economist of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and Dr. Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Economic recovery following conflict can be an extremely difficult challenge, yet it is a critical aspect of a country's ability to attain stability and lasting peace by rebuilding livelihoods. This workshop will explore agricultural development as an integral part of achieving political and socio-economic stabilization. Best practices in use by the various response communities will be discussed and evaluated for their applicability in a variety of international settings.
http://www.csrs-nps.org/logistica/public/docs/AgAnnouncement.pdf

METHODOLOGY:
The workshop will consist of a series of facilitated discussions; individual and panel presentations; group work on select problems; and country case studies. Additionally, a reception and group lunches will support the networking objective.

TRAVEL:
All participants should plan to arrive by 5 pm, Monday, January 31, 2011.
Participants traveling internationally may arrive as early as Sunday, January 30th and depart as late as Friday, February 4th. Participants traveling domestically should plan to arrive by 5pm on Monday, January 31nd and depart as late as Friday, February 4th. All are welcome to arrive early or depart late, but CSRS will not be able to cover additional accommodation expenses.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
The event will be held at a local hotel (to be announced) where participants from outside of Monterey will be housed.

APPLICATION:
The application period for this course will open on September 16, 2010 and close on January 10, 2011. We anticipate that demand for this course will far exceed the number of participants that we can accommodate. Admission decisions will be announced on a rolling basis starting November 1st until all seats are filled. Applications are accepted via the CSRS online system: http://www.csrs-nps.org

CSRS CONTACT:
Graseilah Coolidge: gcoolidg (at) nps.edu / 831.656.3359

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