Central Africa Publications
Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes RegionJul 07, 2011
The Great Lakes Region could be a potential model for a future worldwide initiative in environmental peacemaking, according to Patricia Kameri-Mbote.
Rapid population growth by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda has pushed people to settle near gorilla habitat - sometimes leading to conflict. The innovative community development program, Conservation Through Public Health, seeks to conserve these magnificent animals, and at the same time, improve the quality of life for Ugandans living near Bwindi.
PECS News Issue 2 includes reports from events on environmental security in Africa, an article on integrating gender into WWF's programs in Nepal, and a review of Gunther Baechler's Violence Through Environmental Discrimination.
Confiscation and extraction of natural resources made war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “a very lucrative business”.
Patricia Kameri-Mbote examine le contexte du bassin fluvial du Nil et les relations établies entre les états qui partagent ces eaux.
When we manage resources sustainably and practice good governance, we promote cultures of peace, says Wangari Maathai.
Patricia Kameri-Mbote examines the context of the Nile River basin and the relationships forged among the states that share its waters.
Contents:-Forward by Steven Friedman-"The Urban Impact", Mary Crewe and Karen Michael-"The Role and Capacity of Local Government", Maria Elena Ducci and Sibongiseni Dhlomo-"The Role of National Government in Supporting Local Government", Gugu Molloi and Samson James Opolot-"The Way Forward", Cathy Mbeki, Rebecca Black and Shan Naidu-Wrap-up, Earl Kessler-Closing Remarks, Gilbert KhadiagalaThis document is not available for download. To request an electronic version, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How can environmental cooperation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental cooperation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of cooperation, lengthening the time horizons of decisionmakers, forging cooperative trans-societal linkages, and creating shared regional norms and identities.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
-Field report based on the Wilson Center's Community-Based Leadership Program in Burundi