Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

Source: European Commission, 2013

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

"River partners: Managing environment and disaster risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" is a video report on the disaster risk reduction project being implemented by the United Nations Environment Program, the Government of DRC and local communities, with the support of the European Union.Flooding and soil erosion are...

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River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: UNEP and the European Commission, 2016

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystembased Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Implemented in partnership with the National Government, the Lukaya River Users Association (AUBR/L), and other local partners, the...

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Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: UNEP and European Commission, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Climate Change, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

Rich with natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo holds half of Africa’s freshwater sources. However, severe erosion and flooding are creating water-related hazards that impact Kinshasa and surrounding areas. These hazards are exacerbated by heavy rainfall and human activities, such as slash and burn agriculture, deforestation, charcoal making,...

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World Water Crisis [Video]

World Water Crisis [Video]

Source: Press TV, 2017

Countries: Bolivia, Chile, India, Madagascar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

The lack of water has become one of the biggest worries for mankind, but you wouldn't know it. At least for most of us, the alarm is not there. In part one of our 2 part series, we covered things like water security, water wars, and the function of water...

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Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia

Source: Journal of Peace Research, 2017

Author(s): Ursula Daxecker and Brandon C. Prins

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 07/05/2017

 

A prominent explanation of the resource-conflict relationship suggests that natural resources finance rebellion by permitting rebel leaders the opportunity to purchase weapons, fighters, and local support. The bunkering of oil in the Niger Delta by quasi-criminal syndicates is an example of how the black-market selling of stolen oil may help...

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Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Backdraft #7: Janani Vivekananda on What Renewable Energy Projects Can Learn from Oil, and Future-Proofing Humanitarian Responses [Podcast]

Source: New Security Beat, 2017

Author(s): Lauren Herzer Risi

Countries: Jordan, Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/05/2017

 

As more and more development and humanitarian programs contend with climate-related problems, there are important lessons learned from past experience that should not be forgotten, says Janani Vivekananda, formerly of International Alert and now with adelphi, in this week’s episode of “Backdraft.” In her work with International Alert, Vivekananda found there...

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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding

Source: Routledge, 2018

Author(s): Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Cambodia, Columbia, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Rwanda

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance

Added: 20/04/2017

 

The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict and cooperation. However, this environmental security polemic is still trying to deliver a well-defined approach to achieving peace. Studies are being undertaken to find the precise pathways by...

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Exploring the ‘Layeredness’ of Recurring Natural Resource Conflicts: The Role of Loita Maasai Leadership in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest Conflicts in Kenya

Exploring the ‘Layeredness’ of Recurring Natural Resource Conflicts: The Role of Loita Maasai Leadership in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest Conflicts in Kenya

Source: Land Use Policy, 2017

Author(s): Angela Kronenburg García

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/04/2017

 

This article examines two successive conflicts over the same forest in Kenya, which, when analysed separately, have led to interpretations that do not hold when the conflicts are studied in relation to each other. Inspired by political ecology, it employs a processual view of natural resource conflict, which recognizes that...

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‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

Source: Review of African Political Economy, 2016

Author(s): Temitope Oriola

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

This paper explores how a small sample of female ex-insurgents make sense of their engagement in Nigeria’s oil insurgency. The study is informed by three key questions: How did Delta women join the insurgency? Why did they join? How do they frame their participation? The paper analyses the prevalence of...

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Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Source: US Government Accountability Office, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Our analysis of a generalizable sample of conflict minerals disclosures filed with SEC in 2015 found that an estimated 49 percent of companies in 2015 reported having determined whether the conflict minerals in their products came from covered countries, compared with 30 percent in 2014—an increase of 19 percentage points....

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