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  • Teresa Ribera Teresa Ribera est directrice de l'Iddri, (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales), institut de recherche  …
  • Patrick Guillaumont Patrick Guillaumont est président de la Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi), professeur  …
  • Grégoire Rota Graziosi Grégoire Rota Graziosi est directeur du Cerdi.   …

Development, climate, security: challenges for a new cooperation policy

15th of January 2018, Paris (France)


An international conference organized by FERDI and IDDRI, meeting within the Initiative for Development and Global Governance (IDGM), as well as CERDI, associated with IDGM+. 

Development and sustainable environmental management are two prerequisites for peace. This is the idea underpinning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. It implies renewing cooperation policies by further integrating issues of development, social and environmental sustainability and security. This agenda will be marked by a number of key events in the short term. In France, the next inter-ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development will take place in February 2018. In Europe, the future of cooperation and development policies will be discussed in the context of the debate on the 2021-2017 Multiannual Financial Framework.

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With presentations of original work by:

  • Frédéric Docquier, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Senior Researcher at FERDI
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  • Dominic Rohner, Professor of Political and Institutional Economics at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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  • Barbara Buchner, Senior Director of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
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  • Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist and Executive Director of the Innovation, Research and Knowledge Direction at the Agence française de développement (AFD)

Short Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9 :00: Welcome coffee

  • 9:00-9 :30: Welcome and Opening of the conference

    By : Patrick Guillaumont, President, FERDI ; Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI ; Grégoire Rota Graziosi, Professor and Director, CERDI and Emmanuel Puisais-Jauvin, Deputy Director-General for Globalization, Culture, Education and International Development, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs

  • 9:30-11:00 : Session 1 - Poverty, climate, insecurity: respective and combined impact on migration – What challenges for development policies?

    Chair of the session: Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI
    Keynote: Frédéric Docquier, Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, and Senior Researcher, FERDI


    • Louise Baker, Director of the Department of External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA), UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    • Simone Bertoli, Professor, CERDI

    • Carla Montesi, Director of the Development Coordination Directorate for West and Central Africa, European Commission (to be confirmed)

    • Youba Sokona, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development, South Centre, and Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • 11:15 – 12:45: Session 2 - Do security and environmental risks challenge the analysis and design of development projects?

    Chair of the session: Grégoire Rota Graziosi, Professor and Director, CERDI
    Keynote: Dominic Rohner, Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne, Researcher, Center for Economic Policy Research


    • Ingrid Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and former Vice President, World Bank​

    • Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa, World Bank

    • Charles Tellier, responsible for the Crisis and Conflict Unit, French Development Agency (AFD)

    • Bernard Ziller, Senior Economic Advisor, European Investment Bank (EIB)

  • 12:45 - 2:00 pm. : Lunch

  • 2:00 – 3:30: Session 3 - Financing for development, security and climate: respective shares, synergies, competition or complementarity?

    Chair of the session: Patrick Guillaumont, President, FERDI
    Keynote: Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative


    • Ingrid Holmes, Director, E3G

    • Alain de Janvry, Professor, University of California Berkeley, and Senior Fellow Ferdi

    • Sylvie Lemmet, Chief Counsellor, Cour des Comptes (French Court of Audit)

    • Cyrille Pierre, Sustainable Development Director, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

  • 3:45 – 5:15: Session 4 - Governance at the core of development interventions, conflict management and climate action, seen as the construction of a common good

    Chair of the session: Jean-Michel Sévérino, Chief Executive Officer, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P)
    Keynote : Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist, Executive Director of the Innovation, Research and Knowledge Division, French Development Agency (AFD)


    • Pascal Delisle, Climate Change Advisor, European External Action Service (EEAS), European Union

    • Martial Foucault, Professor, Sciences Po, and Director, CEVIPOF

    • Inge Kaul, Assistant Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

  • 5:30 – 6:30 : Final Round table - What international development policy to address the threefold challenge of poverty, climate and insecurity?

    Facilitator: Tertius Zongo, High-Level Advisor on the Sahel Region, African Development Bank, and former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso

    Panel :

    • Luc du Perron de Revel, Major General, French Army, former Commander of the Adapted Military Service (ADM)

    • Jean-Marie Guehenno, Former Chief Executive Officer, International Crisis Group, former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

    • Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Center, OECD

    • Rémy Rioux, Director General, French Development Agency (AFD)

    • Luis Tejada Chacon, Director, Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Development (AECID) – Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)

    • Ginette Ursule Yoman, Former Secretary of State for Governance and Capacity Building, Côte d' Ivoire

  • 6:30 : Conclusion remarks

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