Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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

 

Life Can Change: Securing Housing, Land and Property Rights for Displaced Women

Life Can Change: Securing Housing, Land and Property Rights for Displaced Women

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council, 2014

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Lebanon, Liberia, Palestine, South Sudan

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 03/04/2014

 

In 2011, NRC embarked on a five-year initiative aiming to increase displaced women’s access to housing, land and property (HLP) rights through international and national advocacy. The project aims to provide well-researched legal, policy and practice recommendations for the humanitarian community, including practitioners, donors, governments and civil society.   The project’s evidence base is drawn from NRC’s...

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Natural Resources and Peacebuilidng: Special Edition Newsletter

Natural Resources and Peacebuilidng: Special Edition Newsletter

Source: PBSO and UNEP, 2014

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Programming

Added: 27/03/2014

 

In many post-conflict countries and fragile contexts, natural resources are a cornerstone for peacebuilding and development. The challenge lies in sustainably transforming a country’s natural assets into employment, livelihoods, revenues, infrastructure and state services without creating new sources of conflict or causing major environmental damage. This Special Issue Newsletter is...

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After War,  Launching  Liberia’s Future

After War, Launching Liberia’s Future

Source: USAID, 2014

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Gender, Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 20/03/2014

 

LAUNCH is working to empower  tens of thousands of Liberia’s most vulnerable to lift themselves out of poverty. A USAID Food for Peace program, LAUNCH, which is implemented by ACDI/VOCA, Project Concern International (PCI), John Snow Inc. (JSI), and Making Cents International (MCI), supports the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future...

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When Bonobos meet Guerillas: Preserving Biodiversity on the Battlefield

When Bonobos meet Guerillas: Preserving Biodiversity on the Battlefield

Source: Brendan Kearns, 2012

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/03/2014

 

While the international community has undertaken serious efforts to curtail many of the activities that threaten the species,  the impact of armed hostilities remains largely unaddressed, despite evidence that the bonobo population density declined approximately 75 percent in certain regions after the recent civil wars. The conduct of military operations...

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In the Eye of the Storm: An Analysis of Internal Conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

In the Eye of the Storm: An Analysis of Internal Conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

Source: Rachel Gordon (Feinstein International Center), 2014

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/03/2014

 

Climate change and environmental degradation have increased the competition of natural resources, exacerbating political violence and instability. Although climate change and violence are weakly linked, lacking proper literature, land and other conflict resources must be taken into account when analyzing conflict in South Sudan, the only place on the planet...

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Conflict Minerals – An Evaluation  of the Dodd-Frank Act and other Resource-related Measures

Conflict Minerals – An Evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other Resource-related Measures

Source: Institute for Applied Ecology, 2013

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 17/03/2014

 

The analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act and further resource-related measures showed that the root causes for conflicts in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are manifold and only secondarily related to resources. While resources such as ivory, rubber, palm oil, gold, copper and various...

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How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

How to Guide to Conflict Sensitivity

Source: Conflict Sensitivity Consortium, 2012

Countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka

Topics: Conflict Prevention

Added: 13/03/2014

 

  This increased recognition of the importance of conflict sensitivity led to the formation of the Conflict Sensitivity Consortium in 2008, which brought together a broad Spectrum of development, humanitarian, multi-mandate and peacebuilding organisations. The consortium comprises 35 humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, and multi-mandate NGOs operating in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka...

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Renewable Natural Resources: Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

Renewable Natural Resources: Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

Source: Sandra Ruckstuhl (World Bank), 2009

Countries: Afghanistan, Ecuador, India, Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/03/2014

 

This  paper  explores  how  a  “conflict  and  violence‐sensitive”  framework  in project  assessment,  design  and implementation  facilitates  early  identification and mitigation of negative consequences of competition and dispute, and promotes sustainable development over the longer term. It discusses the role of renewable resources in perpetuating conflict and violence, and distills lessons from selected development programming experiences in managing conflict  risks  associated  with  these  dynamics. The study emphasizes that building capacity to productively address conflict and to improve community resilience to ecological change decreases vulnerability to violence, and improves livelihoods,particularly for the world’s poorest communities.  The study draws on a range of development experience and specifically examines six case studies: three from the World Bank portfolio and three external to the Bank. Of the World Bank projects, the paper considers Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project (India), Land Conflict and Vulnerability Pilot Project (Afghanistan), and Second Fadama Development Project (Nigeria). The paper also studies three external cases: Conservation of Managed Indigenous Areas (Ecuador) and Building the Capacity of ICCN to Resolve and Manage Environmental Conflicts in Virunga National Park (DRC), both financed by USAID; and the Community Development Component of GTZ’s Palestinian Water Program (West Bank). The concluding chapter outlines good practice and lessons learned from experience, emphasizing principals for building institutional and organizational capacity that  support  constructive  conflict management.

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Minerals and Conflict

Minerals and Conflict

Source: USAID, 2005

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/03/2014

 

This toolkit is part of a series that explores how development assistance can address key risk factors associated with conflict. One area that is receiving increasing attention is the relationship between natural resources and violence. In many recent conflicts, valuable or scarce resources — land, water, timber, or minerals —...

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Water and Conflict

Water and Conflict

Source: USAID, 2014

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/03/2014

 

Competition over natural resources, including water, is often viewed as a driver of conflict and has emerged as a key component in many current and past conflicts. However, disputes over water, whether scarce or abundant, do not always result in violence. In fact, the management of water often brings parties together and encourages...

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