Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Source: Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 06/02/2018

 

This paper is intended as a practical guide for Downstream Companies that have reporting obligations about conflict minerals that may be used in their supply chains. This paper may also be helpful for suppliers to better understand their customers’ expectations and requirements. This paper is not a set of rules...

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On Exposure, Vulnerability and Violence: Spatial Distribution of Risk Factors for Climate Change and Violent Conflict across Kenya and Uganda

On Exposure, Vulnerability and Violence: Spatial Distribution of Risk Factors for Climate Change and Violent Conflict across Kenya and Uganda

Source: Political Geography, 2014

Author(s): Tobias Ide, Janpeter Schilling, Jasmin S.A. Link, Jürgen Scheffran, Grace Ngaruiya, and Thomas Weinzierl

Countries: Kenya, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 05/02/2018

 

Recent studies discuss the link between climate change and violent conflict, especially for East Africa. While there is extensive literature on the question whether climate change increases the risk of violent conflict onset, not much is known about where a climate-conflict link is most likely to be found. We address this question by analyzing...

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Intergenerational Land Conflict in Northern Uganda: Children, Customary Law and Return Migration

Intergenerational Land Conflict in Northern Uganda: Children, Customary Law and Return Migration

Source: Cambridge University Press, 2018

Author(s): Sandra F. Joireman

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 24/01/2018

 

Northern Uganda is in transition after the conflict that ended in 2006. While its cities are thriving and economic opportunities abound, the social institutions governing land access are contested, the land administration system is changing, and the mechanisms available to address conflicts over resources have themselves become a venue for...

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Securing the Customary Tenure Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda: Insights from Participatory Prospective Analysis

Securing the Customary Tenure Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda: Insights from Participatory Prospective Analysis

Source: CIFOR, 2017

Author(s): Baruani Mshale, Concepta Mukasa, Alice Tibazalika, Esther Mwangi, Abwoli Y. Banana, Pius Wamala, and Grace Okiror

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/01/2018

 

Lamwo district provides an interesting case of a post-conflict customary forest tenure system under a situation of changing forest governance, as forest tenure reforms introduced since 2001 give local communities extensive rights to forests.  In 2015, forest stakeholders took part in a Participatory Prospective Analysis (PPA) exercise that identified the determinants...

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South Sudan's Renewable Energy Potential: A Building Block for Peace

South Sudan's Renewable Energy Potential: A Building Block for Peace

Source: US Institute of Peace, 2018

Author(s): David Mozersky and Daniel M. Kammen

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/01/2018

 

In the context of the civil war with no end in sight in South Sudan, this report outlines how a donor-led shift from the current total reliance on diesel to renewable energy can deliver short-term humanitarian cost savings while creating a longerterm building block for peace in the form of...

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Conflict-Sensitive Conservation in the Maiko-Tanya-Kahuzi-Biega Landscape

Conflict-Sensitive Conservation in the Maiko-Tanya-Kahuzi-Biega Landscape

Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development , 2017

Author(s): Alec Crawford

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Governance, Land, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 21/01/2018

 

Conflict-sensitive conservation (CSC) is conservation programming and implementation that takes into account the causes and impacts of conflict and the actors involved in order to minimize conflict risks and maximize peace-building opportunities. In September 2017, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IISD hosted a training workshop on CSC in Bukavu, South...

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The Pastoral Conflict Takes a Deadlier Turn

The Pastoral Conflict Takes a Deadlier Turn

Source: SB Morgen Intelligence, 2018

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The escalation in the pastoral conflict between nomadic cattle rearers, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group, and farmers from various ethnic groups indigenous to Nigeria’s Middle-Belt has led to the large scale destruction of lives and property in various parts of the country. Attacks by herdsmen, reprisals against...

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When the Water Ends [Video]

When the Water Ends [Video]

Source: Yale Environment 360 & Media Storm, 2010

Author(s): Evan Abramson

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive thanks to the animals they raise and the crops they grow, their travels determined by...

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Explaining Fragmented and Fluid Mobilization in Gold Mining Concessions in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Explaining Fragmented and Fluid Mobilization in Gold Mining Concessions in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: The Extractive Industries and Society, 2017

Author(s): Sara Geenena and Judith Verweijen

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 15/01/2018

 

The expansion of industrial mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has sparked social mobilization in gold mining concessions, most of which are important sites for artisanal mining. Congruent with observations on the nature of social movements in Africa, such mobilization is hyper-fragmented and fluid. We ascribe this...

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Losing your Land: Dispossession in the Great Lakes

Losing your Land: Dispossession in the Great Lakes

Source: African Issues, 2014

Author(s): An Ansoms and Thea Hilhorst

Countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda

Topics: Land

Added: 15/01/2018

 

Contemporary contestations in the land arena in Africa’s Great Lakes Region are often embedded in long-term historical trajectories in which struggles over land are closely associated with strife and violence. Indeed, the region has for decades been torn by local and regional conflict, war and instability. Today’s peace in central...

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