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- DocumentNorwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2012Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The ruling elite has captured the rents generated from oil for personal enrichment and power purposes. Nigeria’s elite formation has three distinct characteristics.DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2013The scarce water resources of the transboundary Mara River Basin (13,750 km2), in Kenya and Tanzania are essential to more than one million people, multiple water uses and the world-famous Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem and its economically very important tourism industry.DocumentSokoine University of Agriculture, 2013Over 20 million Tanzanians depend on Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) for their livelihood. One CCIAM project is looking into how NTFPs as part of peoples´ livelihood strategy is connected to climate change, so that this information can be spread and forest dependent people can more easily adapt to the effects of climate change.DocumentArendal Maps & Graphics Library, UNEP/GRID, 2009While the reduction of emissions are currently at the center of climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2009This study examines the link between environmental goods collection and children's schooling in Kenya. It proposes that, as resources becomes more scarce, households will invest more time in collecting them and this will adversely affect the children’s school attendance and performance.The main findings of the study are:Document
Gender review: mainstreaming gender in the development portfolio of the Norwegian embassy in EthiopiaNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2009This paper includes a gender review of the Norwegian embassy’s portfolio in Ethiopia on natural resource management and food security. The paper aims at identifying ways and means of addressing and integrating women’s and gender concerns into the current agreements within present framework and budgets.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2009What connections exist between natural resource wealth and violent conflict? And what do such connections imply for policies to build peace in resource-rich areas? This synthesis paper takes stock of what social science research has to say about these questions. The author reviews the academic literature on resource wealth and conflict.Document
In dead water: merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world’s fishing groundsUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2008The world’s oceans are already under stress as a result of overfishing, pollution and other environmentally-damaging activities in the coastal zones and now on the high seas. Climate change is presenting a further and wide-ranging challenge with new and emerging threats to the sustainability and productivity of a key economic and environmental resource.Document
Institutions, organizations and the poverty/environment nexus: challenges to a rights-based approach to management of coastal resources in Colombia and GhanaInter-Agency Standing Committee, 2008Coastal zones globally are hot spots when it comes to the challenges of sustainable resource management and poverty reduction. They used to be relatively under populated and placid. This is now changing due to growing population movements towards coastal zones.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2008Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since a substantial number of partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose a particular challenge for effective donor action.