Livelihoods

 

There are 518 items related to Livelihoods. Items are listed by date added.

 

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Source: African Geographical Review, 2017

Author(s): Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Following the International Committee...

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Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Horn of Africa: A Call for Action

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

The 2016 Deyr or short rains season (October to December) brought severely low levels of rainfall to the region. The rainfall deficit was particularly acute across Somalia, southern and southeastern Ethiopia, northern and coastal Kenya and – to a lesser extent – southwestern Ethiopia and central and southwestern Uganda and...

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Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Source: University for Peace, 2011

Author(s): Erin McCandless and Tony Karbo

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The Africa Programme of the UN–affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to present Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader, another step in the effort to ameliorate Africa’s problem of access to practice- and policy-relevant scholarship and information that addresses the twin challenges of building sustainable peace and...

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Livelihoods and Conflict in South Sudan

Livelihoods and Conflict in South Sudan

Source: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, 2016

Author(s): Martina Santschi

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Livelihoods

Added: 04/10/2017

 

The SLRC South Sudan programme has been working since 2012 to identify and understand the realities of livelihoods, access to basic services, and perceptions of governance in post-independence South Sudan. In 2013, SLRC conducted research in Uror, Nyirol, and Pibor counties to examine the dynamics of service delivery, statebuilding and...

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Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Seasonal Migration and Settlement around Lake Chad: Strategies for Control of Resources in an Increasingly Drying Lake

Source: Resources, 2017

Author(s): Felix Watang Zieba, Genesis Tambang Yengoh, and Abdouraman Tom

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/10/2017

 

The Lake Chad Basin has for a very long period supported the livelihoods of millions of peoples from the different countries that share this transboundary water resource. Its shrinking over the decades has meant that many of those who depend on it for livelihoods would have to adjust to the...

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“You Can Steal Livestock but You Can’t Steal Trees”: The Livelihood Benefits of Agroforestry during and after Violent Conflict

“You Can Steal Livestock but You Can’t Steal Trees”: The Livelihood Benefits of Agroforestry during and after Violent Conflict

Source: Human Ecology, 2017

Author(s): Amy Quandt and J. Terrence McCabe

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

While violent conflict affects the lives of 1.5 billion people globally, little is known about how such people support and feed themselves. We explore how agroforestry may be used as a livelihood strategy to build livelihood resilience during and immediately after violent conflict. Research was conducted in Burat, Kenya, which...

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From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

From Climate Change to Anarchy?: A Study of the Effects of Long-term Climate Change on the Dynamics of Violent Conflict in Kenya 2007-2008

Source: Swedish Defence University, 2017

Author(s): Petter Martinsson

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

This paper studies the effects of long-term climate change on the dynamics of violent conflict in the Kenyan crisis of 2007-2008. Climate change has been found to worsen livelihood conditions in East Africa, leading to a higher competition for resources and increased intergroup tensions. This, in turn, leads to a...

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Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Environmental Security, Water Resources and International Security Organizations (Chapter in "Security and Human Right to Water in Central Asia")

Source: Springer, 2017

Author(s): Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

There is a wide range of environmental threats to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) in Central Asia: desertification, the intensive use of insecticides and fertilizers harmful to the environment, global warming, nuclear pollution risks—uranium waste dumps—or pollution coming from extractive or military industrial complexes. Most of these...

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Global Food Security

Global Food Security

Source: National Intelligence Council, 2015

Author(s): National Intelligence Council

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

We judge that the overall risk of food insecuritya in many countries of strategic importance to the United States will increase during the next 10 years because of production, transport, and market disruptions to local food availability, lower purchasing power, and counterproductive government policies. Demographic shifts and constraints on key...

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Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Identifying the Effect of Climate Variability on Communal Conflict through Randomization

Source: Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2017

Author(s): Esteve Corbera, Carol Hunsberger, and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Livelihoods

Added: 26/09/2017

 

In recent years, the focus of quantitative climate-conflict research has shifted from studying civil wars to studying different types of conflicts, particularly non-state and communal conflicts, based on the argument that these local-level conflicts are a more likely consequence of climate variability than civil war. However, the findings from previous...

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