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Making Natural Resource Governance Fit for the 21st Century – WRF 2019 Meeting Report 

Authors: WRF staff

Publication date: 2020


Well over 300 participants coming from some 50 countries and international organizations gathered together
for plenary talks, workshops, scientific sessions, and side events at the World Resources Forum (WRF) 2019
from 23-24 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Over 60 state-of-the-art scientific contributions were presented in the scientific sessions and methodologies
and success stories were shared during the 18 workshops organized by international institutions. During the
four plenary sessions, high-level speakers shared their vision on how to make resource governance fit for the
21st Century.The participants enjoyed two days of discussions, networking and back to back events. The
participants, representing the private sector, the public sector, academia, and civil society organizations,
communicated their viewpoints and shared best practices in their informal capacity on how to make natural
resource governance fit for the 21st Century.

The report presents a summary of the main WRF 2019 highlights, including the challenges and
opportunities debated.