Middle East & North Africa

 

There are 345 items related to Middle East & North Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: A Practicioner's View

Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict: A Practicioner's View

Source: Chapter in "Water Diplomacy in Action: Contingent Approaches to Managing Complex Water Problems", 2017

Author(s): Patrick Huntjens

Countries: Israel, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 20/02/2017

 

Today we face an incredibly complex array of interconnected water issues that cross multiple boundaries: Is water a property or a human right? How do we prioritize between economic utility and environmental sustainability? Do fish have more rights to water than irrigated grain? Can we reconcile competing cultural and religious...

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Water Security and Sustainable Development for our Common Future: EcoPeace Regional Conference

Water Security and Sustainable Development for our Common Future: EcoPeace Regional Conference

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

On November 22nd & 23rd, EcoPeace held its Annual Regional Conference on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan. Under the patronage of the Jordanian Minister of Water, the conference brought together over 300 participants including Jordanian and Israeli Ministers, members of the Jordanian Parliament and Israeli Knesset, Palestinian,...

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Community Based Problem Solving on Water Issues: Cross-Border "Priority Initiatives" of the Good Water Neighbors Project

Community Based Problem Solving on Water Issues: Cross-Border "Priority Initiatives" of the Good Water Neighbors Project

Source: EcoPeace Middle East, 2016

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 15/02/2017

 

Transboundary water cooperation can correlate with regional stability and peace. Engaging cross border communities and utilizing their mutual dependence on shared water resources as a basis for cooperation can lead to common problem solving and peace building among those communities even in the midst of conflict. In 2001, EcoPeace Middle...

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Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and Stockholm International Water Institute, 2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Yaari, Marian Neal, and Zaki Shubber

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/02/2017

 

While recent trends towards increasing transboundary water cooperation are demonstrated by a growing number of River Basin Organisations (RBOs) globally, experts point to the variant effectiveness of these organisations to leverage the benefits of multi-lateral cooperation. Some form of regional governance is considered essential to achieve the goal of a...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Land Use and Transboundary Freshwater Resources

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 2016

Author(s): Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M. Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant

Countries: Syria

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite...

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Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, S. E. Serrano Oswald, and Juliet Bennett

Countries: Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This book presents peer-reviewed texts from the International Peace Research Association’s Ecology and Peace Commission: M.I. Abazie-Humphrey (Nigeria) reviews “Nigeria’s Home-Grown DDR Programme”; C. Christian and H. Speight (USA) analyse “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Palestinian West Bank”; T. Galaviz (Mexico) discusses “The Peace Process Mediation Network between the...

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Community Based Conflict Reduction and Peacebuilding in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

Community Based Conflict Reduction and Peacebuilding in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

Source: Imperial College, 2015

Author(s): Helena Wright

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Climate change is expected to lead to increasing competition for and conflict over natural resources, particularly water and land. The ability of communities to resolve these conflicts is therefore an adaptive capacity.  Kebakabiya in North Darfur is one of the region’s most important agricultural areas, traversed by one of the longest...

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The Curse of Oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Curse of Oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

Source: GlobalPost Investigations, 2017

Author(s): Erin Banco

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 26/01/2017

 

A region once held up by the US as a beacon of hope in a broken Iraq, Kurdistan has instead — in oil’s name — fallen victim to corruption and war. Kirkuki is a slender man, wearing traditional Kurdish clothing. He is unassuming in his mannerisms yet he holds one of the highest positions on this...

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