Southern Africa

PECS News Issue 3 (Winter 2000)

PECS News Issue 3 contents:

Wilson Center Hosts Forum on HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa (Event Summary)

Environmental Security: A Developing Country Perspective (Event Summary)

Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization (Event Summary)

Global Urban Health and Megacities - Brian Hubbard

Five Cities: Modeling Asian Urban Population-Environment Dynamics (Book Review)

PECS News Issue 2 (Spring 2000)

PECS News Issue 2 includes:

Oiling the Friction: Environmental Conflict Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (Event Summary)

Environmental Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security in Southern Africa (Event Summary)

Forest Futures: Population, Consumption, and Wood Resources (Event Summary)

Progress in Gender Integration at the World Wildlife Fund Nepal Program - Melissa Thaxton

Violence Through Environmental Discrimination: Causes, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model (Book Review)

Finding the Source: Exploring the Population/Water Resources Nexus in the Developing World

Any discussion on the population/water resources nexus in the developing world tends to be clouded by preconceived notions. The very concept of “population growth” is invariably constructed so as to be linked with value-laden notions like the “population time-bomb” and “population explosion,” which are, in turn, closely associated with Malthusian catastrophe and social decay. This article explores the population/water resources nexus by using empirical examples from Africa in order to isolate some of the strategically important issues that policymakers should recognize.

Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Authoritarian regimes, genocides, and civil wars have plagued countries in the Great Lakes Region in recent years. The region’s nations rely heavily on natural resources—water, minerals, land—for their economic development, as well as for the livelihoods of their people, and many of the region’s conflicts are connected to these resources or other environmental factors.

South Africa and the United States: A Post-Election Prognosis

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson discussed the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to South Africa and spoke of the administration’s desire to build upon existing areas of cooperation.  Carson described South Africa as the economic locomotive crucial to Africa’s long-term growth and stability.

Global Drug Trafficking: Africa's Expanding Role

Africa's role in the drug trafficking industry is a strong testament to the interplay of supply and demand market expansion, to the hybridization of transnational organized crime syndicates, as well as to the need for a paradigm shift in domestic, regional and international approaches to drug trafficking interdiction. On May 28, 2009, the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center convened a conference to assess the situation of international drug trafficking and the increasingly important role that Africa plays.

Emerging Powers: India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) and the future of South-South Cooperation

India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) are transcending geographical, historical, and regional differences in order to promote their individual and collective interests at a time when the current economic hardship and declining U.S. hegemony mean greater opportunities for emerging countries in the global South. Since its inception at the margins of the expanded G-8 Summit held in Evian, France, in 2003, the group, officially established in 2004 as the IBSA Dialogue Forum, has held three Summits – in Brasília in 2006, in Pretoria in 2007, and in New Delhi in 2008.

AIDS Orphans in Africa: Building an Urban Response

Published in Johannesburg, South Africa in February, 2001

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 Khadiagala

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Read more about "Beyond Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Elections and Building Democrac" here.

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