The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) finances, coordinates and monitors a range of research projects and numerous collaborations in all sciences. NWO has initiated the Program „Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries – CoCooN”. The three main activity themes are
(1) Conflicts, land rights and land-use change,
(2) Water resources, conflict and cooperation, and
(3) Resource exploitation, global trade and conflict.
CoCooN is funded by the Directorate General of Development Cooperation (DGIS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
For further information concerning CoCooN, please see http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOA_78VD3R_Eng.