Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Women and Natural Resources:  Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

Source: Silja Halle, Adrienne Stork and Cassidy Travis (UNEP, UNDP, UN-Women and PBSO), 2013

Countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Land, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/11/2013

 

This report focuses on the relationship between women and natural resources in conflict-affected settings, and discusses how the management of natural resources can be used to enhance women’s engagement and empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Part I of the report examines the relationship between women and natural resources in peacebuilding contexts,...

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Sierra Leone: Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding Assessment

Sierra Leone: Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding Assessment

Source: UNEP, 2010

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“In Sierra Leone, the environmental causes and consequences of war have been prominent for the past 20 years. Inequitable benefits-sharing of natural resource wealth was one of the drivers in the civil war that ravaged the country from 1991 to 2002. Diamonds and other minerals were used to fund combatants,...

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Rwanda: From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development

Rwanda: From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development

Source: UNEP, 2011

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Assessment, Climate Change, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“More than a decade after the war and genocide of 1990-1994, Rwanda today is a resurgent nation that is stable, engaged in pursuing innovative reconciliation activities and radiating with ambitious determination. This remarkable turnaround from a devastated war-torn country into a promising showcase of African development is an exceptional...

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Livelihood Security: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict of the Sahel

Livelihood Security: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict of the Sahel

Source: UNEP, 2011

Countries: Chad, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“‘Competition between communities and countries for scarce resources, especially water, is increasing, exacerbating old security dilemmas and creating new ones, while environmental refugees are reshaping the human geography of the planet, a trend that will only increase as deserts advance, forests are felled and sea levels rise.’ By formulating such...

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Environmental Considerations of Human Displacement in Liberia: A Guide for Decision-makers and Practitioners

Environmental Considerations of Human Displacement in Liberia: A Guide for Decision-makers and Practitioners

Source: UNEP, 2006

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“Population movement – forced or voluntary – is a global phenomenon. It is often unpredictable and can be of sizeable proportions and long-lasting. In addition to the human suffering, social unrest and economic disruption that such events typically cause, there is a growing awareness of the impact that displaced human...

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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland

Source: UNEP, 2011

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Assessment, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“Covering around 1,000 km2 in Rivers State, southern Nigeria, Ogoniland has been the site of oil industry operations since the late 1950s. Ogoniland has a tragic history of pollution from oil spills and oil well fires, although no systematic scientific information has been available about the ensuing contamination.”

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Desk Study on the Environment in Liberia

Desk Study on the Environment in Liberia

Source: UNEP, 2004

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Assessment, Governance

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“In Liberia, direct linkages are apparent between environment and security, as well as between environment and development. Poor management and overexploitation of Liberia’s natural resources has created and fuelled civil war and conflict for the past 14 years. With the Accra Peace Agreement in place and the support of the...

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The Democratic Republic  of the Congo: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – Synthesis for Policy Makers

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment – Synthesis for Policy Makers

Source: UNEP, 2011

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Assessment

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“Since the 2002 peace accords, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been emerging from a long period of State decline and protracted crisis, the roots of which go back to at least the mid-1970s. Today most of the country is at peace and experiencing a burst of economic...

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Assessment of Energy, Water and Waste Reduction Options for the Proposed AMISOM HQ Camp in Mogadishu, Somalia and the Support Base in Mombasa, Kenya

Assessment of Energy, Water and Waste Reduction Options for the Proposed AMISOM HQ Camp in Mogadishu, Somalia and the Support Base in Mombasa, Kenya

Source: UNEP, DFS, UNOSA, 2010

Countries: Kenya, Somalia

Topics: Assessment, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 05/11/2013

 

“The Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions, applying to both the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS), came into effect on 1 June 2009. This policy, developed in cooperation with UNEP, provides a minimum set of environmental standards and objectives for UN Field Missions....

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The Right to Water and Sanitation in Post-Conflict Legal Mechanisms: An Emerging Regime?

Added: 01/08/2013

 

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