Conflict Prevention

 

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Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader

Source: University for Peace, 2011

Author(s): Erin McCandless and Tony Karbo

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention, Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The Africa Programme of the UN–affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to present Peace, Conflict, and Development in Africa: A Reader, another step in the effort to ameliorate Africa’s problem of access to practice- and policy-relevant scholarship and information that addresses the twin challenges of building sustainable peace and...

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013

Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...

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Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Conflict, Collusion and Corruption in Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: Chinese Miners and the State

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Gordon Crawford and Gabriel Botchwey

Countries: China, Ghana

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the artisanal and small-scale mining sector (ASM), despite it being ‘reserved for Ghanaian citizens’ by law. Thus...

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Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Source: Climate Diplomacy Series, 2014

Author(s): Urmilla Bob, Salomé Bronkhorst, Alexander Carius, and Dennis Tänzler

Countries: Kenya, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 08/10/2017

 

This edited volume, entitled Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Africa, focuses on conflict-sensitivity in climate change adaptation strategies and practices in Africa and brings together the voices of academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe and Africa. Key questions that frame the contributions are: how do climate change and/or climate...

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Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Kitchen as the New Venue of Foreign Policy

Source: Conflict Cuisine Project, 2016

Author(s): Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

Conflict Cuisine examines the nexus of food and war. Included in this study is the practice of culinary diplomacy and gastrodiplomacy by governments and citizens of countries that have experienced war or conflict. In diplomatic terms, Conflict Cuisine and the use of food to persuade and educate is a form...

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International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use across Political Boundaries

Source: University of California Press , 2016

Author(s): Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

International Water Scarcity and Variability considers international water management challenges created by water scarcity and environmental change. Although media coverage and some scholars tend to cast natural resource shortages as leading inexorably toward armed conflict and war, Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar demonstrate that there are many examples of and mechanisms...

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Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Source: Sage Journals, 2017

Author(s): Uwafiokun Idemudia

Countries: Nigeria

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The recent efforts to better understand how businesses can contribute to peace in conflict zones suggest that partnerships can be an effective vehicle for corporate peacebuilding. However, empirical analyses of how partnerships contribute to peace remain limited. Drawing on the differences among cultural, structural, and direct violence, this article examines...

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Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Source: aDelphi, 2017

Author(s): Stella Schaller, Janani Vivekananda, Stephan Wolters, Christopher Stolzenberg, and Paul-Müller Hahl

Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis since 1945 is currently playing out in the four countries that surround Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Multiple stressors converge in the region. Unemployment, violent insurgencies, poverty and depleting resources interact with climate change and create a perfect storm of climate-fragility risks....

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Agriculture Development, Food Security and Nutrition

Agriculture Development, Food Security and Nutrition

Source: UN General Assembly, 2017

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 13/09/2017

 

The world is not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Scarce and unsustainably managed natural resources, combined with insecure and uneven tenure rights for smallholders, are severely affecting vulnerable populations in rural areas. Climate change, drought, political instability and conflict are threats to food security in many...

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The Fifth Column:  Understanding the Relationship between Corruption and Conflict

The Fifth Column: Understanding the Relationship between Corruption and Conflict

Source: Transparancy International, 2017

Author(s): Karolina MacLachlan, Dave Allen, Tobias Bock, Katherine Dixon, Rebecca Graves, Hilary Hurd, and Leah Wawro

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Governance, Programming

Added: 13/09/2017

 

At the end of the last century, the Western foreign policy consensus was that increases in global wealth, a more interconnected world, and ever greater levels of citizen participation in democratic economies would drive international politics towards a more just, open, and prosperous global order. But the assumed progress towards...

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