Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 691 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia:  Forestry as the Cornerstone to  Peacebuilding

U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Liberia: Forestry as the Cornerstone to Peacebuilding

Source: Sandra S. Nichols and Lisa Goldman, 2011

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 28/04/2014

 

In international peacebuilding circles, the post-conflict natural resource reforms that have taken place since Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war ended in 2003 are commonly heralded as a new watershed. Natural resources—timber in particular —were central to the war. The warring factions used billions of dollars of timber revenues to purchase arms...

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Redevelopment of Inland Water Transport for Post-conflict  Reconstruction in Southern Sudan

Redevelopment of Inland Water Transport for Post-conflict Reconstruction in Southern Sudan

Source: Mikio Ishiwatari, 2011

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/04/2014

 

This chapter refutes the widespread perception that IWT is a minor mode of transportation because of its disadvantages relative to land transport in terms of time and network scales. It first examines the use of IWT in Europe, the United States, Japan, and Korea, followed by a review of the...

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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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Abyei Natural Resources Conflict

Abyei Natural Resources Conflict

Source: Muna A Abdalla, 2010

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

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

Added: 23/04/2014

 

This report explores the major factors underlying the violent conflict in the Abyei region of Sudan. It aims to produce policy relevant knowledge on the link between resources and conflict and to propose a general framework for action.

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Congo on the Come Up: Omekongo with JD Stier Lindsay Samakow [Video]

Congo on the Come Up: Omekongo with JD Stier Lindsay Samakow [Video]

Source: Omekongo Dibinga, 2014

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 22/04/2014

 

NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Andy Mulumba, andActress Emmanuelle Chriqui star alongside Omekongo, JD Stier and Lindsay Samakow.

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Terminating Security Council Sanctions

Terminating Security Council Sanctions

Source: Kristen E. Boon, 2014

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Governance

Added: 18/04/2014

 

This report assesses the United Nations Security Council’s current approach to drawing down sanctions in intrastate war situations. After examining broader questions surrounding the UN’s authority to impose sanctions and the corresponding limits on these powers, the report assesses criteria used by the Council to terminate sanctions. It observes that...

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Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Trans-boundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and for Broader Benefit-sharing

Source: David Phillips, Marwa Daoudy, Stephen McCaffrey, Joakim Öjendal and Anthony Turton, 2006

Countries: Burundi, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/04/2014

 

The report concerns trans-boundary (international) waters, and provides an analysis on whether cooperation concerning such waters may constitute a tool for the prevention of broader conflict and/or the sharing of benefits. It was produced by a small group of multi-disciplinary experts working under the company Phillips Robinson and Associates, based...

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Conflict, Climate Change and Politics: Why a Techno-centric Approach Fails the Resilience Challenge

Conflict, Climate Change and Politics: Why a Techno-centric Approach Fails the Resilience Challenge

Source: Overseas Development Institute , 2014

Countries: Aceh, Darfur, Indonesia, Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 07/04/2014

 

This paper examines the general adherence to technocentric approaches in the resilience world, but most particularly in climate-related strategies (both adaptation and mitigation), by taking debates on the relationship between climate change and conflict (or conditions of fragility) as a form of case study.   This research uses three case studies, particularly...

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Rising Tempers, Rising Temperatures: A Look at Climate Change, Migration  and Conflict and the Implications  for Youth in the Sahel Region

Rising Tempers, Rising Temperatures: A Look at Climate Change, Migration and Conflict and the Implications for Youth in the Sahel Region

Source: Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program and World Bank, 2014

Countries: Chad, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 07/04/2014

 

This paper investigates the causal chain between climate change, migration and conflict in the context of the Sahel region, with special focus on implications for the youth cohort living in the most vulnerable rural areas, and concludes with policy recommendations aimed at mitigation of the effects of climate variability and...

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The Security Challenges of Pastoralism in Central Africa

The Security Challenges of Pastoralism in Central Africa

Source: International Crisis Group, 2014

Countries: CAR, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Basic Services, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 03/04/2014

 

Pastoralism generates wealth and economic interdependence between farmers and cattle herders in some African countries, but it also causes tension and conflicts. Most of these result from competition for vital resources such as water or pasturelands. In Chad, the Central African Republic (CAR) and north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...

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