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close this bookAfrica's Valuable Assets - A Reader in Natural Resource Management (WRI, 1998, 464 pages)
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close this folder1. Africa's Wealth, Woes, Worth
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View the documentThe Myth of Bankruptcy
View the documentLearning from Local Success
View the documentSeeds of Change
View the documentInvesting in People
View the documentReformulating Investment and Assistance
View the documentTrade Relationships
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close this folder2. Institutionalizing Environmental Management in Africa
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close this folderInstitutional Choices
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View the documentInstitutional Location
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close this folderCoordination
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View the documentSharing Information
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close this folderPolitical Support
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View the documentGovernment Commitment to Process
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View the documentResource Allocation for Institutional Development
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close this folderLocal and Subnational-Level Participation
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View the documentDecentralization Policy and the NEAP Process
View the documentNational Ownership of the Planning Process
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close this folderConclusions and Recommendations on Local and Subnational-Level Participation
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close this folderDevelopment Assistance
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View the documentTechnical Assistance
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close this folderCapacity Development
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View the documentStrengthening Institutions
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View the documentAn Agenda for Implementing Environmental Management Strategy Plans
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close this folder3. Building Capacity for Sustainable Management of Natural Forests in East Africa
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close this folderElements of Capacity for Sustainable Management of Natural Forests
View the documentPolitical Will
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View the documentPlanning, Coordination, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Updating
View the documentInformation Systems and Research
View the documentIntersectoral Collaboration
View the documentPolicy and Legislative Framework
View the documentAdministrative Framework
View the documentHuman Resources
View the documentFinancial and Other Material Resources
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close this folderRecommendations and Strategies for Building Capacity
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View the documentCreating More Conducive Institutional Frameworks
View the documentMeeting Research, Information, and Training Needs
View the documentRegional Cooperation
View the documentIntegrating Local Management into International Systems
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close this folder4. Participation, Civil Society, and Foreign Assistance to Africa
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close this folderParticipation: Definition and Contribution
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View the documentWhy Is There Renewed Concern with Participation?
View the documentWhat Does ''Participation'' Mean in Development Discourse?
View the documentHow Does Participation Contribute to Development?
close this folderParticipation and Civil Society
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View the documentParticipation as Political Process
View the documentParticipation, Civil Society, and the Law in Sub-Saharan Africa
close this folderFunder Support for Participation
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View the documentImpact of Foreign Assistance
View the documentDevelopment Assistance Initiatives to Foster Participation
View the documentImplications for Action by Development Assistance Organizations
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close this folder5. Participatory Policy-making and the Role of Local Non-governmental Organizations
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View the documentPublic Policy-Making in Africa
View the documentWhy Participatory Policy-Making?
View the documentOpportunities for Participatory Policy-Making
View the documentGovernment-Sanctioned Participation
close this folderAdvocacy Strategies and Tactics
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View the documentLitigation
View the documentMobilizing Constituencies
View the documentShaping National Policy in Foreign Countries
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View the documentFormal Working Relations with Government
View the documentAlliance with Powerful NGOs
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View the documentField Efforts and Pilot Projects
View the documentInfluencing International Institutions and Treaties
close this folderConstraints to Participatory Policy-Making
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View the documentNGO Constraints
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View the documentWhat NGOs Can Do
View the documentWhat Governments Can Do
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close this folder6. Global Environmental Agreements and African National Priorities
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close this folderSignificance for Africa of Current Global Environmental Agreements and Institutions
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View the documentFramework Convention on Climate Change
View the documentConvention on Biological Diversity
View the documentConvention to Combat Desertification
View the documentThe World Trade Organization and GATT
View the documentThe Global Environment Facility
View the documentCurrent Needs and Opportunities for African Countries
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View the documentRoles for Development Assistance Agencies
close this folder7. Adapting to Climate Change in the Context of National Economic Planning and Development
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View the documentClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the African and Global Context
close this folderThe Theory of Adaptation
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View the documentAdapt to What?
View the documentWho and What Adapts?
View the documentHow Does Adaptation Occur?
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close this folderRelation to National Economic Development
View the documentWhat Capacity to Adapt?
View the documentIncreasing Adaptive Capacity
View the documentReduction of Current Losses and Vulnerability
View the documentReasons to Adapt Now
close this folderThe Development of an Adaptation Response Strategy
View the documentIdentification of Adaptation Options
View the documentEvaluation and Assessment of Adaptation Options
View the documentThe Example of Uganda
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close this folder8. African Development that Works
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close this folderElements of Effective Community-Based Resource Management
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View the documentRisks to Livelihood
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View the documentCultural Incentives
View the documentSecurity in Land and Resources
View the documentOrganizational and Management Capacity
View the documentTechnology, Materials, and Resources
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close this folderRecommendations for Effective Community-Based Natural Resource Management
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View the documentPolicies in Support of Sustainable Development
View the documentMarket Incentives for Natural Resource Management
View the documentSecurity in Land and Productive Natural Resources
View the documentDecentralization
View the documentIndependent Inputs into Government Decision-Making
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View the documentA Call for Action
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View the documentAppendix A. Case Studies ''From the Ground Up''1
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close this folder9. Gender, Sustainable Development, and Improved Resource Management in Africa
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View the documentBackground to Case Studies
View the documentWomen as Resource Managers and Producers in Africa
close this folderConstraints on Women's Effectiveness in Natural Resource Management
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View the documentHeavy Labor Burdens
View the documentPoverty and Economic Barriers
View the documentBiased Tenure Systems and Legal Injustice
View the documentLack of Support from Institutions
View the documentLack of Appropriate Technologies
View the documentInequalities in Policy-Making and Power
View the documentResource Degradation
close this folderOpportunities and Recommendations
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View the documentThe Value of Groups
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View the documentWomen's Indigenous Knowledge
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View the documentInstitutional Reform
View the documentEducation
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View the documentPolitical Empowerment and Decision-Making
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close this folder10. State and Community Conflicts in Natural Resource Management in Kenya
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentBackground
View the documentAdministrative Structure and State/Community Conflicts in Resource Management
View the documentDefinition and Administration of Trust Lands
View the documentThe Case of the Kaya Forests - Coastal (Mangrove) Forests
View the documentThe Loita Forest Case - Forest of The Lost Child (Entim e Naimina Enkiyio)
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View the documentAnnex I. Chapter IX of the Kenya Constitution
View the documentAnnex II. The Trust Land Act Cap. 288, Laws of Kenya
close this folder11. Links Between Environment and Agriculture in Africa
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View the documentAgriculture's Effect on the Environment
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close this folder12. Nontraditional Agricultural Exports in Africa: Rewards, Risks, and Opportunities for Change
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View the documentThe Emergence of Nontraditional Agricultural Exports
View the documentReforming Policies and Institutions that Influence NTAEs
close this folderAssessing the Rewards and Risks of NTAEs
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View the documentEconomic Promises
View the documentCurrent Challenges and Constraints
View the documentThe Environmental Impacts of NTAEs
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close this folderOpportunities and Needed Changes
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View the document1. Integrate Environmental Concerns into NTAE Growth and Trade Policies
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View the document3. Develop Sustainable Production Practices for All Crops
View the document4. Focus on Smallholders and the Disenfranchised
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close this folder13. Environmental Information Systems
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close this folder14. Africa and the Internet: Superhighway Checkpoints
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View the documentCheckpoints and Consumer Costs
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close this folder15. Africa Data Sampler: Spatial Data for Policy-Makers
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close this folderProject Background
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View the documentAfrica Data Sampler Development
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close this folderUses and Impacts of the Africa Data Sampler
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View the documentIncreased Access to and Use of Digital Data
View the documentIncreased Production and Dissemination of Geo-referenced Data
View the documentIncreased Use of Digital Data for Policy- and Decision-Making
View the documentFuture Developments
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View the documentData tables and maps
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View the documentTable 1 - Economic Indicators
View the documentTable 2 - Development Aid and External Debt
View the documentTable 3 - Population Dynamics
View the documentTable 4 - Life Expectancy, Fertility and Mortality
View the documentTable 5 - Education
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View the documentTable 7 - Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
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View the documentTable 11 - Ratification of Major Conventions
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close this folderTable 13 - Human Rights - Political and Civil Liberties
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View the documentPolitical Rights Checklist
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View the documentColor Maps Showing Physical features