This very successful conference brought together 78 participants from 33 countries from across the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, the Americas, Europe and Australasia.

A number of general issues around the twin conference themes were presented in the opening plenary. More in-depth and specific discussions were prompted by papers presented by conference participants in thematic working group sessions on the second day of the conference. Summaries of presentations and the debates they sparked are presented in subsequent sections of this papers.



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