Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2007

Author(s): Alfonso Peter Castro and Antonia Engel

Countries: Gambia, Namibia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Many parts of Africa are experiencing increased conflicts over natural resources (see Blench, 1996; Collier and Hoeffler, 2002; Addison, LeBillon and Murshed, 2003; Peters, 2004; Gauset, Whyte and Birch-Thomsen, 2005; and related items in the reference list at the end of this chapter). These tensions involve all social levels, from...

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013

Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...

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Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Source: Climate Diplomacy Series, 2014

Author(s): Urmilla Bob, Salomé Bronkhorst, Alexander Carius, and Dennis Tänzler

Countries: Kenya, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 08/10/2017

 

This edited volume, entitled Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Africa, focuses on conflict-sensitivity in climate change adaptation strategies and practices in Africa and brings together the voices of academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe and Africa. Key questions that frame the contributions are: how do climate change and/or climate...

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Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

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

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/10/2017

 

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon had a severe impact on vulnerable people in Somalia - it worsened an already widespread drought in Puntland and Somaliland with a devastating impact on communities and their livelihoods, increasing food insecurity, cash shortages and resulting in out-migration and death of livestock. Those affects are...

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Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Addressing New Threats and Supporting Democratic Change in the DRC

Source: Enough Project, 2017

Author(s): Sasha Lezhnev and John Prendergast

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

Nearly nine months after signing a political deal aimed at ushering in a landmark democratic transition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila’ssubversion of the accord places Congo at risk of much greater violence. It is also now creating the potential for regional instability and the possible disruption...

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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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Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Findings around Conflict Sensitivity and Food Aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility, 2017

Author(s): Martina Santschi

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Humanitarian Assistance

Added: 04/10/2017

 

This briefing paper sheds light on some aspects of the conflict sensitivity of food aid in former Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG). In contrast to other states, NBeG has been spared by large scale armed violence, but it is affected by a severe food security crisis that has forced tens...

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Challenges in Setting up a Potable Water Supply System in a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission: The South Sudan Experience

Challenges in Setting up a Potable Water Supply System in a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission: The South Sudan Experience

Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2013

Author(s): Anirudda Hazra

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/10/2017

 

Problem: A United Nations peacekeeping contingent was deployed in the conflict affected areas of South Sudan with inadequate environmental sanitation, lack of clean drinking water and a heightened risk of water-borne diseases. In the immediate post-deployment phase, the contingent-owned water purification system was pressed into service. However, laboratory analyses of processed...

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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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