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GDN Sixth Annual Conference (Dakar)

The Sixth Annual Global Development Conference was held in Dakar, Senegal, from January 24-26, 2005. About 600 participants attended the Conference including Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, Professor Richard Cooper of Harvard University, as well as other academic researchers, aid practitioners, and policymakers. Active discussion took place on the theme "Developing and Developed Worlds: Mutual Impact."

As for contributions by Japan, for the first time a parallel session was co-chaired by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) with the East Asian Development Network (EADN) on the theme "Mutual Dependence and Regional Economic Cooperation in East Asia," and the Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) hosted another session titled "Rural Development in Asia: Synergy between Rural Community and Local Administrations." Both sessions invited several researchers from different countries in Asia to make presentations.

The presentations by the finalists for the Fifth Global Development Awards took place on the final day. Professor Shujiro Urata of Waseda University, Japan, served as a selection committee member in the research section and Mr. Shozo Kitta, then Executive Director of the JBIC Institute, served as a selection committee member in the project section.

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