Expert Roundtable Discussion: Formalisation Processes in Extractive Sectors as part of State- and Peacebuilding Strategies

On 27 and 28 February 2020, the Peace Academy organizes a Roundtable Discussion on Formalisation Processes in Extractive Sectors as Part of State- and Peacebuilding Strategies.


To date, formalisation is one of the main instruments of natural resource governance and reform in the Global South. It is based on the idea that increased legalisation, regulation and monitoring are essential for ameliorating social, economic and environmental problems that resource-rich countries are confronted with. Tackling these challenges is particularly vital and difficult in state- and peacebuilding contexts. Therefore, it is troubling that the way formalisation is currently being carried out often appears not to achieve the propagated socio-economic and -ecological improvements. For example, in developing or post-conflict settings, formalisation of resource sectors can cement adverse power dynamics, thereby (re-)creating contentious inequalities in access or benefit distribution. Against this background, the expert roundtable discussion will bring together researchers and practitioners in order to seek answers for the following question: What are workable alternatives to formalisation processes across extractive sectors in state- and peacebuilding contexts?

The expert roundtable discussion is organised with the kind support of the German Foundation for Peace Research and the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Wann 27.02.2020 13:00 bis
28.02.2020 15:00
Wo Conference Room, Building CI, University of Koblenz-Landau, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau
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