Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 608 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Conflict in Context: Land Subdivision in Kenya Compounds Climate Costs

Source: A New Climate for Peace, 2016

Author(s): Jonathan Rozen

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Eddah Senetoi lives with her son in the small pastoralist community of Elangata Waus. They keep cows, goats, sheep and donkeys to buy food and pay school fees. For her and other pastoralists living in southern Kenya’s Kajiado County, climate change is compounding challenges from land subdivision and privatization, magnifying...

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A Status Update on IPSA and Why the Audit Continues to be a Critical Tool in Conflict Minerals Compliance

A Status Update on IPSA and Why the Audit Continues to be a Critical Tool in Conflict Minerals Compliance

Source: Resource Consulting Services Global, 2016

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

It has been four years since Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act (DF1502) was finalised by US lawmakers. For SEC issuers producing products containing tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) the law requires them to make efforts to determine if those materials came from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

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Object-Based Image Analysis for the Assessment of Mineral Extraction in Conflict Regions – A Case Study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Object-Based Image Analysis for the Assessment of Mineral Extraction in Conflict Regions – A Case Study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Olaf Kranz, Elisabeth Schoepfer, Kristin Spröhnle, and Stefan Lang

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

In this study object-based image analysis (OBIA) techniques were applied to assess land cover changes related to mineral extraction in a conflict-affected area of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over a period of five years based on very high resolution (VHR) satellite data of different sensors. Object-based...

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Emerging Practice in Responsible Supply Chain Management: Closed-Pipe Supply Chain of Conflict-Free Minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Emerging Practice in Responsible Supply Chain Management: Closed-Pipe Supply Chain of Conflict-Free Minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Business and Society Review, 2016

Author(s): Miho Taka

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

Minerals originated from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are blamed for financing violent conflict in the area over the past decade and have been called conflict minerals. They vividly demonstrate a key human rights issue facing responsible supply chain management. The conflict minerals issue has led to a significant...

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Natural Resources and Violent Conflict in Central Africa

Natural Resources and Violent Conflict in Central Africa

Source: Innovations for Peace and Development, University of Texas, 2016

Author(s): Andrew Stravers, Raheem Chaudhry, Tawheeda Wahabzada, and Michael Findley

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/01/2017

 

Conflict has ravaged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for almost two decades. Scholars have proposed a number of theories to explain the role that mineral resources have played in this ongoing conflict. Some claim that natural resources play a leading role in providing funding for rebel operations, and...

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War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

Source: Ecological Society of America, 2016

Author(s): Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Gillian H. Gregory, David J. Kurz, Katherine L. Seto, Lauren S. Withey, and Justin S. Brashares

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 28/12/2016

 

Armed conflict throughout the world's biodiversity hotspots poses a critical threat to conservation efforts. To date, research and policy have focused more on the ultimate outcomes of conflict for wildlife rather than on the ecological, social, and economic processes that create those outcomes. Yet the militarization that accompanies armed conflict,...

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WFP South Sudan Food and Nutrition Security Update, Special Report

WFP South Sudan Food and Nutrition Security Update, Special Report

Source: World Food Programme, 2016

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Following the outbreak of conflict in Juba in July 2016, heightened tensions and fighting have spread to several other parts of the country, including the once peaceful and stable Greater Equatoria region, which serves as the main bread basket of the country. Conflict in South Sudan has pushed over a...

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Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Water Security, Cooperation and Conflict

Source: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 2016

Author(s): David Michel

Countries: Armenia, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/12/2016

 

Growing populations and economies, unsustainable consumption practices and mounting environmental challenges are exerting increasing pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Many observers fear that impending shortfalls between rising demand and shifting supplies could foster sharpened competition among nations or communities attempting to secure increasingly scarce water resources. History furnishes little evidence...

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Mining the Disclosures 2016: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Three

Mining the Disclosures 2016: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Three

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2016

Author(s): Andrew Arriaga and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 16/11/2016

 

Mining the Disclosures 2016 is an evaluation of company due diligence on the challenge of conflict minerals, including risk management, human rights impact, and reporting quality. Conflict in Eastern DRC remains one of the most salient humanitarian crises in the world, and minerals mined in the region continue to be used to...

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Analysis of the Interactive Map of Artisanal Mining Areas in Eastern DR Congo

Analysis of the Interactive Map of Artisanal Mining Areas in Eastern DR Congo

Source: International Peace Information Service, 2016

Author(s): Ken Matthysen, Lotte Hoex, and Yannick Weyns

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2016

 

The Belgian research group IPIS has collected data on 2026 artisanal mining sites in eastern DRC over the last couple of years. IPIS observed an armed presence in more than half of the mines. In an interactive map, updated in 2015, IPIS provides information about the on-site presence of armed groups...

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