Toolkits & Guidance

 

There are 102 items in Toolkits & Guidance. Items are listed by date added.

 

Toolkits and guidance for addressing land and natural resources in conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding. 

 

 

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

Source: Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl, Catholic Relief Service, 2003

Countries: Angola, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 06/05/2014

 

To improve outcomes for the poor, all actors need to change some of their practices and work together in a more concerted manner. Unless the main players in the oil story make specific policy changes, more fully described in the report’s conclusion, Africa’s oil boom is unlikely to foster any significant poverty reduction. Instead, oil riches...

 

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Do No Harm in Land Tenure and Property Rights

Do No Harm in Land Tenure and Property Rights

Source: Nicole Goddard and Maureen Lempke (CDA), 2013

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 29/04/2014

 

In situations of scarcity and unequal access, the chances for conflict and violence increase significantly. Moreover, experience has shown that even the most localized conflicts over land are complex, highly charged, and can spread across local, state and international lines. In other words, land conflicts can become triggering events for larger conflicts, which are difficult to...

 

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Forest Defender

Forest Defender

Source: Center for International Environmental Law, 2014

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/04/2014

 

ForestDefender is a legal database that provides a snapshot of international human rights and obligations relevant to forest governance. It captures the large amount of information found from various sources and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to and usable by lawyers, activists and community members alike. ForestDefender is your go-to place if you want...

 

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Transboundary Conservation and Peace-building: Lessons from Forest Biodiversity Conservation Projects

Transboundary Conservation and Peace-building: Lessons from Forest Biodiversity Conservation Projects

Source: Saleem Ali, 2011

Topics: Land

Added: 15/04/2014

 

This policy document, jointly published by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), sets out the specific actions that policymakers, forest managers and other stakeholders should take to improve biodiversity conservation in forests used for the production of forest goods and services. On the ground, ITTO has...

 

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Extractive Industries, Revenue Allocation and Local Politics

Extractive Industries, Revenue Allocation and Local Politics

Source: Javier Arellano-Yanguas and Andrés Mejía-Acosta, 2014

Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/04/2014

 

The success of a developmental strategy based on the extraction of non-renewable resources is largely dependent on the share of revenues captured by the state from the extractive sector and the modalities that governments adopt to use and distribute those revenues. In the last two decades, local populations and subnational governments have demanded a greater decentralisation...

 

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Coping with Water Scarcity: An Action Framework for Agriculture and Food Security

Coping with Water Scarcity: An Action Framework for Agriculture and Food Security

Source: FAO, 2012

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/04/2014

 

The report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of FAO staff and consultants in the framework of the project “Coping with water scarcity – the role of agriculture”, and has been discussed at an Expert Consultation meeting...

 

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Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Source: David Phillips, Marwa Daoudy, Stephen McCaffrey, Joakim Öjendal and Anthony Turton, 2006

Countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/04/2014

 

The report concerns trans-boundary (international) waters, and provides an analysis on whether cooperation concerning such waters may constitute a tool for the prevention of broader conflict and/or the sharing of benefits. It was produced by a small group of multi-disciplinary experts working under the company Phillips Robinson and Associates, based in Windhoek, Namibia. a In addition...

 

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Conservation in a Wicked Complex World: Challenges and Solutions

Conservation in a Wicked Complex World: Challenges and Solutions

Source: Edward T. Game, Erik Meijaard, Douglas Sheil, and Eve McDonald-Madden, 2013

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2014

 

Most conservation challenges are complex and possess all the characteristics of so called “wicked” problems. Despite widespread recognition of this complexity conservationists possess a legacy of institutional structures, tools and practices better suited to simpler systems. We highlight two specific challenges posed by this mismatch: the difficulty of adaptive management where success is ambiguous and the tension...

 

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Conflict Minerals – An Evaluation  of the Dodd-Frank Act and other Resource-related Measures

Conflict Minerals – An Evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other Resource-related Measures

Source: Institute for Applied Ecology, 2013

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/03/2014

 

The analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act and further resource-related measures showed that the root causes for conflicts in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are manifold and only secondarily related to resources. While resources such as ivory, rubber, palm oil, gold, copper and various ores have played an...

 

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How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, 2012

Countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 13/03/2014

 

  This increased recognition of the importance of conflict sensitivity led to the formation of the Conflict Sensitivity Consortium in 2008, which brought together a broad Spectrum of development, humanitarian, multi-mandate and peacebuilding organisations. The consortium comprises 35 humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, and multi-mandate NGOs operating in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and the UK, who all share a...

 

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