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OSSREA Bulletin Vol 4 No 3

In this bulletin the following events were discussed : OSSREA’s Ninth Congress, the Stakeholders Workshop, OSSREA-IDRC and WARF Research Capacity Building Training Workshop, the Grant Awards and training Programmes. Feature articles include the foll…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 3, no. 1, 2003

'Dynamics of the Zimbabwe crisis in the 21st century' presents the Zimbabwe crisis as a consequence of the blocked democratic transition at the turn of the century and how the Zimbabwe crisis has crucial lessons for Southern Africa. 'Regional organi…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008

"In the first article, Ibaba Ibaba discusses the protracted conflict in the Niger Delta, where immense profits from oil production and sale are channelled to oil companies and politicians, but away from the frustrated indigenous population as they h…

Poverty and Environment: Impact Analysis of Sustainable Dar es Salaam Project on “Sustainable Livelihoods” of Urban Poor

"The study was carried out to find out strengths and weaknesses in the institutional structure and associated legislation that support measures to improve the environment of the City of Dar es Salaam. The objective is to equip policy makers, particu…

ELRI Newsletter Issue No 6

In this issue several matters are discussed under the following headings: Environmental Degradation and the plights of vulnerable groups in Nigeria discusses the problems that Nigerian's experience because of the lack of environmental planning. Our …

The Green Climate Fund and the Role of the World Bank

"At the 2010 UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, the 194 member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help channel finance from developed to developing countries for building …

How to Understand and Interpret Global Climate Model Results

Climate modelling approaches projecting future changes to the Earth’s climate vary widely, generating different types of data set. These results are often displayed visually in a variety of formats, such as statistical graphs, maps and increasingly …

Benefit Sharing in the Forestry Sector in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania: Status, Lessons and Recommendations for Uganda

The major purpose of this policy briefing paper is to present findings and recommendations of the comparative study on benefit sharing in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. In Uganda, it is apparent that although there is some benefit sharing taking place …

Addressing Rural Banditry in Northern Nigeria

The study sought to identify and document the root causes, dynamics and implications of the frequent act of rural banditry and other forms of violence in Northern Nigeria, and secondly make policy recommendations on how such a serious security chall…

Survey on Women and Livelihoods in the Niger Delta: An Overview of Women's Economic Activities in Oil Producing Communities in Akwa Bom, Bayelsa and Riverstates

The economic crisis in the Niger Delta has been accentuated by increased exploitation of oil and gas resources occasioned by the search of the Nigerian state for greater revenues and the multinational oil companies‟ quest for higher profits. The con…

Scientific Capacity Development in Climate Change Related disciplines: Analysis of Barriers, Opportunities and Good practice in Africa

This study investigated the needs and experiences of African researchers working in climate change-related disciplines. It focuses largely on early career researchers based at African institutions (largely universities and national and regional rese…

Overcoming the barriers to Climate Change Adaptation

As adaptation moves from theory to practice, there is growing recognition that barriers may make it difficult for individuals, businesses and governments to plan and implement adaptation actions. These involve a variety of issues, especially for lon…

La Neutralité en Termes de Dégradation des Terres en Afrique est-elle envisageable ?/ Is Land Degradation Neutrality in Africa Possible?

At the heart of this century's top priorities are food security, environmental protection and improving the standard of living. With soaring population growth, strong industrialization exerting pressure on natural resources, and accelerating climate…

Targeted Not Blanket Allocation, is key to Improving Effectiveness of input use through Voucher Schemes

This brief examines the use of seeds and fertilizer subsidy in the maize producing rural councils of Chamwino and Iringa located in Dodoma and Iringa regions respectively. While Chamwino experiences dry Savannah climate and sporadically semi-arid, …

De la COP21 à la COP24: bilan d’étape / From COP21 to COP24: Progress Report

Collective action to combat climate change has long been hindered by powerful divisions, both geopolitical and economic; North / South, industrialized countries / developing countries, fossil fuels / renewables, multilateralism and solidarity versus…

Comparative Analysis of the NDCs of Canada, the European Union, Kenya and South Africa from an Equity Perspective

In the lead-up to COP21 in Paris, 2015, all Parties to the UNFCCC were invited to communicate their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which could include information on how the Party considers its INDC is fair and ambitious (1/CP…

Gestion Communautaire Durable et Décisions Nationales d’aménagement Administratif et Territorial Le Cas de la Réserve Communautaire : la Somone / Sustainable Community Planning and Administrative and Territorial Decisions The Case of the National Communi

"The pilot project aimed at the collaborative and decentralised management of the community managed nature reserve of La Somone (RNICS) could, in light of its achievements (economic, ecological, and social), serve as a model to be replicated through…

Les Relations de Genre à Propos du Sel au Gandiole Une histoire d’exploitantes exploitées / Gender Relations and Salt in Gandiole

"The rural community of Ndiébène Gandiole at the mouth of the Senegal river, is characterized by the presence of marshes which are mined for salt – a resource of great economic, social and cultural importance. While salt mining in the area has essen…

Chasing an Elusive Agreement: What Smaller Countries (i.e. G77+China) Need to do to Influence Climate Change Negotiations?

"As the world is converging at Warsaw, Poland, for the 19th session of climate change negotiations, questions still exist as to whether these negotiations will ever yield tangible benefits for smaller states and developing economies. Past sessions o…

Towards a Green Energy Revolution in Africa: Reflections on Waste-to-Energy Projects

"The twin processes of urbanisation and industrialisation are positively correlated with waste generation and energy consumption. Sadly, the global reliance on fossil fuels has contributed not only to new challenges of global warming, but also to pr…

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