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- DocumentMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2016Climate change remains a threat to water resources projects in southern Africa where impacts resulting from changes in climate are projected to be negative and worse than in most other regions of the world. This work presents an assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources and hydropower production potential in the Zambezi River Basin.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. Those with access are prone to experience problems with regular power outages. In many sub- SSA countries, electricity access rates are decreasing because electrification efforts are slower than population growth.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018The paper investigates the important role of fertilizer to enhance sustainable intensification and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa based on a multi-disciplinary literature review. The review starts with a macro-perspective taking population growth, economic development and climate change into account.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2017Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene has been recognized by the international community as a basic human right (UN Resolution 64/292) that is essential to realizing all other human rights. However, a large section of the global population still faces the challenge of accessing these most basic services.DocumentGRID Arendal, 2016Coastal vegetated ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and salt marshes have long benefited coastal communities and fisheries, and in recent years have been recognized internationally for their significant capacity to sequester and store carbon (i.e. ‘blue carbon’) – at rates that surpass those of tropical forests.Document
The socioeconomics of the West, Central and Southern African coastal communities: a synthesis of studies regarding large marine ecosystemsGRID Arendal, 2016People living along the west, central and southern African coast are directly dependent on the health of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) for sustenance, economic development and their way of life.Document
The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean: voyages of marine research and capacity developmentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017The marine research vessel (RV) Dr Fridtjof Nansen is a familiar visitor to the coastal waters of developing countries around the world. Since its first expedition in 1975, to survey fish abundance in an upwelling region of the Western Indian Ocean, the Nansen has returned to this “least known” of the world’s oceans numerous times.Document
Shadow value chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West AfricaU4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2017The illicit natural resource trade continues to benefit corrupt officials, criminal and terrorist networks and divert resources away from development, security and the common good in West Africa.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017This paper provides an overview of what we know about farm size distributions, the emerging land markets, the role of tenure systems, tenure reforms and land policies in shaping the distribution of increasingly scarce land resources. The primary focus is on Africa while making some comparisons with Asia.