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    South Africa in Africa: the dilemmas of foreign policy and human rights

    Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2016
    The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) hosted two public dialogues in Cape Town, one on 11 April 2016 on “South Africa in Africa: National Interest Versus Human Rights?”, and another on 30 June 2016 on “South Africa in Southern Africa: ‘Good Governance’ Versus Regional Solidarity?” Both events were held at
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    Values, culture and the ivory trade ban

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The new reality of a world without ivory trade demands a re-examination of human values towards both elephants and ivory and what each has come to represent. The closure of the world’s largest ivory markets (US and China), in line with the  longstanding international ivory trade ban, must reflect a change in values.
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    Understanding gender in community-based adaptation: practitioner brief

    CARE International, 2015
    Accessing weather forecasts, having control over land, being able to influence decision-making processes, being backed by a community group, or being literate and educated are examples of the human and material resources through which people can act on the consequences of climate change.
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    Re-thinking the application of sustainable use policies for African elephants in a changed world

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    Despite increasing calls to recognise the intrinsic value of biodiversity, the need to incentivise people to choose conservation as a competitive form of land use through a sustainable use (SU) approach remains the de facto and de jure reality across most of africa today.
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    Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    Nothing kindles democracy’s energies, anxieties, hopes, and frustrations like an election. The quality of an election can spell the difference between a cooking fire and an explosion. If a successful election can calm and focus a nation (e.g. Namibia 2015), a disputed election can tear it apart (e.g. Burundi 2015, Côte d'Ivoire 2010, Kenya 2008).
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    Namibia: towards a logistics hub for Southern Africa

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) is touted for its many benefits to developing countries. The skills and technology foreign investors bring with them can help to stem the huge skills and knowledge shortage that developing countries face until a well-trained labour force can be developed.
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    Policy briefing: SMEs and GVCs in the G20: implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority. However, there is disagreement over how multinational corporations (MNCs), which drive GVCs, can be persuaded to incorporate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from developing countries into the GVCs they co-ordinate.
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    SMEs and GVCs in the G20 implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority that features prominently on the Chinese government’s agenda for the 2016 summit.
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    Review of the projected impacts of climate change on coastal fishes in southern Africa

    ResearchGate, 2015
    The coastal zone represents one of the most economically and ecologically important ecosys- tems on the planet, none more so than in southern Africa. This manuscript examines the potential impacts of climate change on the coastal fishes in southern Africa and provides some of the first information for the Southern Hemisphere, outside of Australasia.
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    Climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa: recommendations to policymakers

    The Network of African Science Academies, 2015
    The principal objective of this advisory booklet is to assess the status and make recommendations that African governments should consider when dealing with climate change and resilience in Africa.

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