Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries (CoCooN)
The programme Conflict and Cooperation over Natural resources in developing countries (CoCooN) explores the dynamics of cooperation and conflicts over natural resources. The outcomes will contribute to evidence-based policy, interventions and practices so that natural resources benefit sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Within CoCooN, there have been two calls for proposals, in 2009 and 2012. Together, these calls resulted in thirteen research projects. Six projects en been funded in 2009 and seven projects with the Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change (CCMCC)-call in 2012.
At 27 November 2015, the CoCooN Conference took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. The focus of the conference was the sensitivity of policymakers to conflicts around these natural resources. What strategies can be developed to increase their conflict sensitivity? This was tackled by sessions on policy sensitiveness in the morning and on the CoCooN-approach in the afternoon.
Around the conference, several communication outlets have been developed:
- Blogs on four themes, written by The Broker
- A programme book on the projects
- Project films
- A film on the CoCooN approach
- A special issue with OneWorld Magazine (in dutch)
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'Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South: Conceptual Approaches' is a joint publication of the CoCooN research programme. It presents the conceptual approaches of all the interdisciplinary CoCooN projects, ranging from green criminology and political ecology to institutional analysis, legal pluralism and identity politics.