Livelihoods

 

There are 516 items related to Livelihoods. Items are listed by date added.

 

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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Behind the Headlines: Drivers of Violence in the Central African Republic

Behind the Headlines: Drivers of Violence in the Central African Republic

Source: Kasper Agger (Enough), 2014

Countries: CAR

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/05/2014

 

The situation in the Central African Republic, or CAR, remains chaotic and violent with public lynchings and daily attacks terrorizing civilians across the country. The United Nations estimates that more than 1 million people—roughly one-quarter of the total population—have been displaced or fled the country.1 Thousands of people have been...

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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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U.S. and Japanese Experiences  in Managing Natural Resources for  Post-conflict Peacebuilding and  Diplomacy: Lessons and way Forward

U.S. and Japanese Experiences in Managing Natural Resources for Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Diplomacy: Lessons and way Forward

Source: Ilona Coyle, Carl Bruch, and Mikiyasu Nakayama, 2011

Countries: Japan

Topics: Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/04/2014

 

There is a growing recognition of the importance of natural resources to the various aspects of post-conflict peacebuilding, including security, basic services, economy and livelihoods, and governance and political processes. The United States, Japan, and other bilateral donors increasingly recognize the role of natural resources, as has the UN Secretary-General...

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Analysis: Water and Conflict

Analysis: Water and Conflict

Source: IRIN News, 2014

Countries: India, Kenya, Pakistan

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/04/2014

 

In 2001 then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared: “Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future.” A year later he revised that position, saying water problems could be a “catalyst for cooperation”.  Delivered after decades of “water war” threats that never materialized, Annan’s...

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Pakistan's Relations  with  India: Beyond Kashmir?

Pakistan's Relations with India: Beyond Kashmir?

Source: International Crisis Group, 2012

Countries: India, Kashmir, Pakistan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/04/2014

 

In March 2011, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led government resumed the composite dialogue with India, with the rapid pace of its economic liberalisation program demonstrating political will to normalise bilateral relations. The November 2011 decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India by the end of 2012 is...

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Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Source: The Burma Environmental Working Group, 2011

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Basic Services, Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/04/2014

 

Burma has extensive biodiversity and abundant natural resources, which have in recent years been threatened by militarization, large-scale resource extraction, and infrastructure development. Burma has some laws and policies related to protecting people and the environment, but the country lacks the necessary administrative and legal structures, standards, safeguards and political...

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Poverty, Displacement, and Local Governance in South East Burma/ Myanmar

Poverty, Displacement, and Local Governance in South East Burma/ Myanmar

Source: The Border Consortium, 2013

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/04/2014

 

Decades of military rule, conflict and abuse have left rural communities impoverished, lacking basic infrastructure, struggling to cope with shocks to livelihoods and with limited access to social sendees. The vast majority of villagers are subsistence farmers with insufficient access to agricultural land to meet the threshold for self-reliance, while...

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Arbitrary Confiscation of Farmer’s Land by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Military Regime in Burma

Arbitrary Confiscation of Farmer’s Land by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Military Regime in Burma

Source: Dr. Nancy Hudson-Rodd and Sein Htay, 2008

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/04/2014

 

This research was framed by a human rights approach to development as pursued by Amartya Sen. Freedoms are not only the primary ends of development but they are the principle means of development. The research was informed by international obligations to human rights and was placed within a context of...

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Vulnerability of Cultural and Natural Diversity in Northern Karen State, Burma

Vulnerability of Cultural and Natural Diversity in Northern Karen State, Burma

Source: The Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, 2005

Countries: Myanmar

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Economic Recovery , Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/04/2014

 

The case study provides a general overview of the community with a detailed look at the local knowledge-based farming systems. The traditional Karen rotational farming system is described in detail including selection of land and crops to be cultivated, the seasonal calendar, techniques of seed conservation and planting, together with spiritual beliefs that are...

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