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Human and Environmental Security in Southern Africa: The Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area Project

Human and Environmental Security in Southern Africa: The Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area Project

Source: Dan Henk, 2008

Countries: Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 13/05/2014

 

One of the most ambitious, interesting and potentially significant political initiatives in contemporary Africa is the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Trans-frontier Conservation Area, a five-nation project formally initiated in 2004 that still was largely in planning in 2008. The scheme proposes to tie the national parks and wildlife conservancies of Angola, Botswana,...

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Saving South Sudan: How South Sudan Got Lost

Saving South Sudan: How South Sudan Got Lost

Source: Robert Young Pelton, 2014

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 13/05/2014

 

Sudan was once home to a great civilization that was the most advanced in all of Africa—but centuries of colonialism and conflict, and a post-independence period ravaged by coups, dictatorships, and incompetent rule, mired Sudan in a series of never-ending wars. This timeline details how by 2013, the oil-rich, fertile...

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Bridging the HLP Gap: The Need to Address Housing, Land, and Property Rights in Peace Negotiations and in the Context of Refugee/ IDP Return

Bridging the HLP Gap: The Need to Address Housing, Land, and Property Rights in Peace Negotiations and in the Context of Refugee/ IDP Return

Source: Displacement Solutions, 2013

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Land

Added: 10/05/2014

 

Bridging the HLP Gap provides a series of specific recommendations to the Government, ethnic actors and the international community, grounded in international law and best practice, to ensure that HLP rights and basic human rights principles guide the peace process and any agreements on refugee and IDP return. 

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Peace Parks in Southern Africa

Peace Parks in Southern Africa

Source: Larry A. Swatuk (Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, University of Botswana), 2005

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 08/05/2014

 

Transboundary Natural Resource Management (TBNRM) initiatives, such as “peace parks,” abound throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Defined by Griffin et al. (1999) as “any process of cooperation across boundaries that facilitates or improves the management of natural resources (to the benefit of all parties in the area concerned),” TBNRM can...

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The Potential and Pitfalls of Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa

The Potential and Pitfalls of Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa

Source: Dr. Rosaleen Duffy, 2006

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Land

Added: 08/05/2014

 

This article examines the potential and problems associated with global environmental governance with particular reference to Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in Southern Africa. By taking a political ecology approach, it reflects on theories and practices of global environmental governance through an analysis of transboundary environmental management. In particular, it examines...

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Scrutiny of  South Sudan’s Oil Industry

Scrutiny of South Sudan’s Oil Industry

Source: Leben N. Moro, John A. Akec, and Mekalilie B. Bol, 2014

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 06/05/2014

 

Based on fieldwork conducted from 2010 to 2012, this report analyses community- oil company relations, labour practices in the sector, and impact of the industry on local land use patterns in South Sudan. When the current conflict in South Sudan is brought to an end, the petroleum sector again forms...

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We No Longer Share the Land: Agricultural Change, Land, and Violence in Darfur

We No Longer Share the Land: Agricultural Change, Land, and Violence in Darfur

Source: Abdal Monium K Osman. and Marc J. Cohen (Oxfam), 2014

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/05/2014

 

Most analyses of violence in Darfur ignore the local dimension of the crisis, focusing instead on the region’s economic and political marginalization and climatic variability. However, agricultural change and other changes relating to the land-rights and land-use systems have led to competition and exclusion, and have played a major role...

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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...

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U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia:  Forestry as the Cornerstone to  Peacebuilding

U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia: Forestry as the Cornerstone to Peacebuilding

Source: Sandra S. Nichols and Lisa Goldman, 2011

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/04/2014

 

In international peacebuilding circles, the post-conflict natural resource reforms that have taken place since Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war ended in 2003 are commonly heralded as a new watershed. Natural resources—timber in particular —were central to the war. The warring factions used billions of dollars of timber revenues to purchase arms...

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Syria's War Economy

Syria's War Economy

Source: Jihad Yazigi, 2014

Countries: Syria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 28/04/2014

 

Three years into a conflict that is estimated to have killed at least 140,000 people from both sides, much of the Syrian economy lies in ruins. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad has succeeded in resisting full collapse in areas it controls – in part because of economic support from...

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