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Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment?Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2016In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and social impacts of mining, loss of land, biodiversity and natural wealth, as well as other human rights violations.DocumentAfrican Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2016The Great Lakes Project (GLP) constitutes one such effort in promoting a regionally focused programme for sustainable peace. Over the past three years, the GLP has sought to channel the comparative advantages of each partner into promoting a regional dimension to sustainable peacebuilding.DocumentInstitute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2016Maritime security and oceans governance are rapidly becoming important international challenges.1 The importance and relative urgency to address these challenges gave reason for this symposium to be held, which was co-hosted by the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF) of South AfricDocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Land is central to Africa’s fortunes, and thus has occupied a prominent place in the inquiries of Africa’s home-grown governance review system, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). This paper interrogates what the APRM’s reports from 10 participating countries have had to say on the land issue.Document
Collective site management and coordination – a case study of Solidarités International in North Lebanon governorateSolidarités International, 2016Since 2013, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) provides humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in North Lebanon governorate in the sectors of WASH, shelter, livelihood and outreach.OrganisationThe Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the puDocumentAfrican Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2016Local integration continues to be an important option in the basket of comprehensive strategies to achieve long-term solutions to refugee crises, particularly those caused by protracted conflicts.DocumentInstitute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2016The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Forecast 2016 is a collection of writings on the near-term trajectories of a wide range of geographic and thematic issues covering Asia, the United States and Nuclear power and energy, authored by analysts and scholars from the Indian strategic community and beyond.DocumentInstitute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2016What are the causes and consequences of interventions by other states in the form of support to insurgent groups? Why do countries intervene and support insurgent groups in other countries? There could be a variety of reasons.DocumentNigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016There was significant improvement in the security situation in the North East of Nigeria as the military and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) continued to put pressure on Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati Wal Jihad (JAS). There were reports of killings, arrests and surrender of JAS members and freeing of captured communities and abducted persons.