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Environmental Policies and NGO Influence: Land Degradation and Sustainable Resource Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Routledge Research Global Environment Change Volume: 4

Edited By: Alan Thomas, Susan Carr and David Humphreys

201 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #106132 | ISBN: 0415189632
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Examines important case studies such as NGO campaigns for sutainable water management in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nigeria, opposition to the fencing of rangelands in Botswana and the influence of NGOs on negotiations for the desertification convention.


1. NGOs and their Influence on Environmental Policies in Africa: a Framework Alan Thomas 2. Land Degradation and Sustainable Resource Management in an African Context David Humphreys and Susan Carr 3. NGO Influence at the International Negotiating Committee for a Convention to Combat Desertification: Perspectives from Zimbabwe and Nigeria Susan Carr, Alan Thomas, Enoch Okpara, Roger Mpande and David Humphreys 4. Challenging Maize: The Role of NGOs in Promoting the Use of Small Grains in Zimbabwe's Semi-Arid Regions Derek Gunby 5. The Campaign for Water from the Zambezi for Bulawayo Derek Gunby, Roger Mpande and Alan Thomas 6. The Policy of Fencing Botswana's Communal Rangelands Onalenna Selolwane 7. The Campaign against the Southern Okavango Integrated Water Development Project Alan Thomas, Onalenna Selolwane and David Humphreys 8. An NGO Campaign to Protect the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands in Northern Nigeria Susan Carr and Obasi Ogbonnaya 9. The Ogoni People's Campaign over Oil Exploitation in the Niger Delta Susan Carr, Oronto Douglas and Uche Onyeagucha 10. Influence thrust upon them? NGOs' role in Public Action on the Environment in Africa Alan Thomas, David Humphreys and Susan Carr Annex: Participants in the international seminar on Environmental Policies and NGO Influence: Land Degradation and Resource Management Harare, Zimbabwe, 26-28 June 1996

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