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Natural Resource Management and Policy

New Frontiers in Natural Resources Management in Africa

Editors: Ayuk, Elias T, Stewart, Ngozi (Eds.)

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  • Serves as the first compendium of published work from Africa's United Nations University, which brings together African scholars working in various disciplines of natural resource management 
  • Provides innovative, resource-specific, and transdiciplinary policy directions for effective management of natural resources in Africa
  • Presents policy ideas that work within the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals
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This book discusses policy strategies for the effective management of natural resources in Africa within the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  While natural resource wealth has the potential to lift many out of poverty, sustain economic growth, and foster political stability, it does not guarantee these benefits. The absolute levels of human development in many resource-rich countries remain low, despite their apparent wealth. The challenge is to adopt policies that better harness the potential of natural resources, not only as an opportunity for development, but also to foster policies and institutional innovations that manage resource wealth equitably and boost human capital. To this end, this volume highlights key opportunities and solutions for harnessing natural resources for sustained economic development and explain how such approaches should be incorporated into the SDG agenda. These opportunities are communicated in the form of policy recommendations that in some cases, are country specific but can (and should) be adapted by individual African countries where applicable. With a broad perspective supplied by a diverse group of authors, this book will be useful for graduate students and academicians studying Africa, development economics, economic policy, and resource management, as well as policy makers, NGOs, and IGOs.

About the authors

Dr Elias Takor Ayuk is the Director of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). He has over 20 years experience in Sub-Saharan Africa on development issues including institutional capacity building, poverty reduction, food security, natural resources management, strategic planning and development funding.Prior to joining UNU-INRA, Dr Ayuk has served as a Senior Programme Specialist with the Globalization, Growth and Poverty (GGP) programme of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) at the Regional Office for West and Central Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, from 2004 to 2010. He was responsible for project development, management and monitoring of the IDRC’s GGP program in West and Central Africa. He also served as Acting Executive Director of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA/IDRC), Dakar, Senegal from 2002 to 2006.

Dr Ngozi Stewart is a specialist in Environmental Law and Ethics. Her core areas are in fostering ecological integrity including biodiversity conservation, environmental policy and regulation, coastal management, sustainability issues in aviation, food security and climate change. She is currently a research fellow in environmental policy at the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA).

Praise Nutakor is a Communication Specialist with over seven years’ experience in the communications field.  She is currently the Communications and Public Relations Associate of the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), heading the Institute’s communications unit.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Unuigbe, Ngozi F. (et al.)

  • Some Theoretical and Policy Issues in Green Economy

    Pages 7-26

    Njomgang, Claude

  • Promoting Jatropha Agriculture for Sustainable Soil Capital Improvement: A Win-Win Technology for Rehabilitating Degraded Lands in Africa

    Pages 27-39

    Ogunwole, Joshua O. (et al.)

  • Climate Change and Rapidly Evolving Pests and Diseases in Southern Africa

    Pages 41-57

    Mafongoya, Paramu (et al.)

  • Global Warming and Carbon Sequestration in Africa’s Forests: Potential Rewards for New Policy Directions in the Congo Basin

    Pages 59-77

    Molua, Ernest L.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11857-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11856-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in Natural Resources Management in Africa
Editors
  • Elias T Ayuk
  • Ngozi Stewart
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11857-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11857-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11856-3
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 142
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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