Conference in Monrovia, Liberia

January 4 - 7, 2014

The CPRP program promotes mutual experience and understanding between practitioners of peaceful development and progressive statebuilding who are located in different parts of the non-Western world. Liberia as a country has undergone more than twenty-five years of war and, since 2003, has seen major civil, social, and political recovery. Our hope is that the actual experience of being exposed to situations of progressive recovery and its challenge in West Africa will provide newly rich and broad perspective for organically engaged practitioners from other developing countries.

The CPRP project is designed to galvanize national and local knowledge from diverse world areas to facilitate positive and sustainable social and economic development in relation to the agents and institutions of the national state. In this workshop, we place special though not exclusive emphasis on issues of land concession, management of natural resources for export, and sustainable agrarian livelihoods. In recent years, all the countries represented by workshop participants have embarked on major resource development schemes underwritten by state agreement or authority.

The CPRP program has identified each participant in this workshop as a key individual with special insight, understanding, and practical/critical engagement with this and related processes in each participant's country.

Conference Organizers

  • Bruce Knauft
  • Mike McGovern

West African Participants

Name Country
Oscar Bloh Liberia
Pewee Flomoku Liberia
Ali Kaba Liberia
Djomba Mara Guinea
Johnny Ndebe Liberia
Sarah Passawe Liberia
Martins Sopp Liberia

Asia/Oceania Participants

Name Country
Maling Gombu India
Martin Brash Papua New Guinea
SiuSue Mark Myanmar
Salai Cung Liang Thawng Myanmar