Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)Volume 2 Number 1 (2010)
Natural Resources, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Regional Integration
This chapter identifies several characteristics of successful efforts for post-conflict regional integration and the role of natural resources in the processes. These include an explicitly and well-defined regional approach, significant commitments of financial and technical resources by outside donors, a coordinated time-bound plan of action, and a high degree of adaptability. Finally, the chapter explores how the lessons learned from these attempts to foster peace through regional natural resource management may be applied to Afghanistan and other post-conflict regions.
Keywords: Technical assistance, Post-conflict cooperation, Capacity- and institutionbuilding, Post-conflict reconstruction, Regional integration.