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The 2016 World Conservation Congress: Exploring a Win-Win Agenda for People and the Planet

"The World Conservation Congress (WCC), one of the world’s largest environmental gatherings, is convened every four years under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to find collaborative solutions to cons...

COP 17: What Role for South Africa as an Agent of Change?

"South Africa, in partnership with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will play a key role in managing the 17th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 17) intergovernmental negotiations from 28 November to 5 December 2011....

The Timber Trade in Africa's Great Lakes: Implications for Uganda and the Region

"Most of the timber traded in Africa’s Great Lakes originates in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and either ends up in Uganda or transits through Uganda to the region. This trade is set to expand, largely driven by a growing regional and...

Timber Trade in Africa's Great Lakes: The Road from Beni, DRC to Kampala, Uganda

"The report provides a political economy analysis of the trade in tropical timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to and through Uganda via the Northern Transit Corridor. The study focuses on international, regional and local demand-s...

Poverty Environment and Livelihood along the Gradients of the Usambaras in Tanzania

"This study will provide some insights that will contribute towards bringing about a balance on the views of the relationships between poverty and the environment. But beyond this the juxtaposition of mountains and plains like that found in the Us...

The Role of Macroeconomic Policy Towards Food Security in Botswana

"The main objective of this study is to analyse the role that macroeconomic policy in Botswana has played towards the achievement of food security. This will be used as a basis of identifying whether agriculture has adequately played its role. The...

Natural Resource Governance, Boom and Bust: The Case of Kolwezi in the DRC

"This paper considers the effects of the successive booms and busts in the mining industry and the commodity markets on the management of natural resources in Kolwezi. It focus on the commodities boom that ran from 2004–2008, and the bust that beg...

Rio to Jo'burg and Beyond The world summit on sustainable development

"This report focuses on the history of sustainable development, international attempts to create and focus attention on this important issue, and prospects for the post-Johannesburg era. It is divided into three sections: First, the historical bac...

Valuing Tropical Grasslands: The Case of Overstocking in Northeastern Uganda

"One of the major concerns of the world community today is the loss of large areas of tropical grasslands and forests. Although there are various causes of grassland degradation, an important cause seems to be an under-valuation of grasslands by ...

Pastoralists and Environment: Experiences from the Greater Horn of Africa

"Johan Helland's paper discusses the Borana pastoral society of southern Ethiopia, and asks questions about the longterm viability of such communities in the context of various development efforts. Boku Tache's paper on the Borana raises many of t...

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 ...

Managing Scarcity : Human Adaptation in East African Drylands

"This paper is based primarily on the findings of the Red Sea Area research Programme (RESAP) and it actually highlights some of those findings. It attempts to trace some of the social changes that occurred among the Beja nomadic communities of t...

Resource Alienation, Militarisation and Development Case Studies from East African Drylands

"The introductory chapter attempts to contribute to the ongoing effort to obliterate perhaps the two major hurdles in the progress in understanding the dynamics of human adaptation in East African drylands. These are the persistence of ‘crisis sce...

Social Science Research Report Series No 33

"New institutions of governance have emerged in the sector with the hope that they will ensure the equitable and effective management and control of water resources through devolution of management responsibilities from central government to the l...

The Nature and Extent of Environmental Crimes in Seychelles

"The study consisted of a thorough analysis of the state of the environment and the extent of environmental crime in the country. In addition, the study examined the legal and institutional regime for combating environmental crime in Seychelles....

Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Sudan

"This report analyses the nature and extent of environmental crime in Sudan. It is based on a study commissioned by the Environmental Crimes Project (ECP) that is implemented jointly by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the East Africa...

Community-based Natural Resources Management: Experiences and Lessons Linking communities to Sustainable Resource Use in Different Social, Economic and Ecological Conditions in South Africa

"This document presents a summary of the lessons that the project feels it has learned so far. These lessons focus on how community-based nature conservation and ecotourism can help enhance the livelihoods of rural people in South Africa. They...

Natural Resources and Conflict: Unlocking the Economic Dimension of Peace-Building in Africa

"The resources that generate many of these problems are largely oil and gas, diamonds, columbium tantalite (coltan), drugs, gold, platinum, uranium and other gemstones; and also timber, coffee, water, land, grazing pasture, livestock and rubber. I...

Quand les Redécoupages Administratifs Menacent la Gestion Durable des Ressources Naturelles Le Delta de la Somone au Sénégal / When Administrative Redistricting is Threatening the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: The Somone Delta, Senegal

"Prior to 2008, four villages, including Somone, formed part of the rural community of Sindia. These villages were all involved in the running of the community managed nature reserve of La Somone (RNICS) and shared in the revenue generated thereby...

Les Comités Villageois dans la Communauté Rurale de Dionewar Entre contrôle des ressources naturelles, capture du pouvoir public local et de la rente développementaliste / The Village Committees in Rural Community of Dionewar Between control of Natural

"In the Rural Community of Dionewar, natural resources (forestry and halieutic) were used for subsistence issues but their globalization led to i) more attraction for state-based services and development projects, and to ii) an increase of market ...

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