UNRISD Director, Thandika Mkandawire, will take part in a two-day Annual Research Workshop hosted by Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 1 - 2 April 2009. On the first day of the workshop, Thandika will present a keynote paper on the role of the state for market-led development in a developing economy.
A wide cross-section of participants from the government, civil society organizations, the private sector, research and academia, and the donor community will attend the workshop. During the two days of the workshop, there will be 23 presentations, which will cover a range of topics related to REPOA's seven research areas: growth and poverty, vulnerability and social protection, socio-political and cultural issues, environment and agriculture, gender, governance and technology.
As a policy developing organization for pro-poor growth and poverty reduction through research and training, REPOA had successful annual workshops for the last 13 years. This year’s annual workshop has a three-fold purpose: disseminating research findings as a contribution towards policy making; providing peer review as capacity building for researchers; and providing a networking forum for debate and dialogue among stakeholders.
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