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Natural Resource Governance in Africa No.3 In-Land Water Resources in Africa

This infographic is no.3 in the series called Natural Resource Governance. The data presented is about the available in-land water resources in Africa. The statistical data presented depicts : the percentages of international rivers and lake basin…

Natural Resource Governance in Africa No.4 Resources of the Sea

This infographic is part of a series titled : Natural Resource Governance. This edition no.4 is about the Resources of the Sea. The statistical information firstly depicts Blue Economy- the new resource frontier. The Maritime zone under Africa's ju…

France in the Indian Ocean: A Geopolitical Perspective and Its Implications For Africa

"The world’s oceans have been brought back into focus in recent years. With an estimated economic value of some $2.5 trillion (ZAR 25.9 trillion), oceans collectively constitute the world’s seventh largest economy and hold a tremendous potential for…

The Importance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Heads of State met in September 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly to announce the end of the term of “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) and commit to a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs were written by disci…

Safeguarding Tanzania's Coral Reefs: The Case of Illegal Blast Fishing

Tanzania is the only country in Africa where blast fishing, (fishing with explosives), still occurs on a large scale. Besides killing and injuring fish, these blasts cause irreversible damage to coral reefs, destroying the habitats of many reef s…

Parched Prospects The Emerging Water Crisis in South Africa

South Africa is over-exploiting its freshwater resources and water could be a large constraint on the implementation of the National Development Plan. Using the International Futures forecasting system, this paper models and forecasts water demand a…

Water Considerations in Selecting Energy Technologies

The principle aim in this workshop was to provide an opportunity to gather insights into managing the water-energy nexus from business. This also included national and provincial government, and water and energy practitioners and researchers. It al…

Draft Policy Framework for Efficient use of Water in Energy Production

In this policy framework, the objective is to assist decision makers to engage with the implications of choices related to energy supply on water resilience in South Africa, in the context of climate change and the potential need for adaptation at a…

Aligning Africa's Maritime Ambitions with Broader Indian Ocean Regionalism

"Blue Economy initiatives have proliferated in recent years, reflecting the growing prioritisation of maritime affairs within the policymaking community. Sustainability concerns related to climate change, pollution and fishing practices are an impor…

South(ern) Africa and the Indian Ocean – South Atlantic Nexus: Blue Economy and Prospects for Regional Cooperation

Through the development of the maritime economy for South and Southern Africa, the success of economic diversification will depend on a feasible architecture of cooperation beginning with existing regional arrangements to address the risks that are …

The Wealth Within, The Wealth Unseen: Reflections on the Gulf of Guinea's Maritime Domain

"The rapid escalation of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Aden over the past decade has made maritime security a policy priority both for Africa and globally. Although maritime security incidents also increased in the Gulf of Guinea, o…

Governance Structure for Groundwater Management in Lagos State : The Policy, Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Perspective

The purpose of the presentation was : 1) to provide understanding into the governance gaps in sustainable management of groundwater; 2) to identify the impact on, and what role policy, legal, regulatory and institutional structures can make in rela…

Backing Small-scale Fishers: Opportunities and Challenges in Transforming the Fish Sector

"Globally, small-scale fisheries play a significant role in food security, poverty reduction and income generation. At the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fishing in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)…

Aligning Africa's Maritime Ambitions with Broader Indian Ocean Regionalism

"Blue Economy initiatives have proliferated in recent years, reflecting the growing prioritisation of maritime affairs within the policymaking community. Sustainability concerns related to climate change, pollution and fishing practices are an imp…

Community Opportunities in Aquaculture: What are the Possibilities and Limits?

"Developing countries are more likely to feel the fish shortfall as cheap and accessible fish protein becomes less available. Increased aquaculture production could be critical in bridging the gap. However, despite huge advances in aquaculture in Ch…

Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies in the City of Cape Town

The climate change, land-use, energy and water strategies (CLEWS) framework was adopted in this study to look at the energy implications of expanding the City of Cape Town’s current water supply to meet future water demand, using a range of demand s…

Good Things Grow in Scaled Packages: Africa’s Agricultural Challenge in Historical Context

This paper describes sub-Saharan Africa’s contemporary small-holder agricultural challenges in relation to the 20th century’s “green revolutions,” especially in Asia. Four key points stand out from the distilling evidence from the agronomics and eco…

Post Drought Recovery Strategies Among the Pastoral Households in the Horn of Africa : A Review

"Due to the interrelationships between the various phases of drought, the review generally deals with the whole inter-drought cycle, but has put much emphasis on the post-drought period. Regarding the drought period and subsequent responses, the rev…

Reversed Migration Trends in the Kondoa Eroded Area: Lessons for Future Conservation Activities in the Hado Project Areas, Tanzania

"The main objective of the project was conserving land and water and reclaiming the already depleted areas. During the early years of its existence, the project emphasised land conservation and afforestation programmes. In collaboration with the di…

Traditional Oromo Attitudes Towards the Environment: An Argument for Environmentally Sound Development

"This paper explores traditional Oromo attitudes towards the environment and their impact on rural development, environmental protection and modern environmental ethics. Its major findings are that environment has always been the fundamental concer…

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