STREAM: Natural Resource Governance and Sustainable Human Development in Africa

STREAM: Natural Resource Governance and Sustainable Human Development in Africa

This stream will facilitate continued dialogue on the key interface between natural resource governance and sustainable development in Africa. This stream will explore the potential and the problems presented by both the abundance and the scarcity of natural resources, their governance and the effects on development especially human development. It will explore country examples as well as the role of state and non-state actors in resource governance. Natural resources will refer to hydrocarbons, minerals and water.

The stream hopes to utilise four panels to examine the following themes:

–          Oil & Gas

–          Mining

–          Water

–          Gender & Vulnerable groups

Sustainability Partnerships in Africa: Governance, Complexity and Outcomes

New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the sustainability of natural resource use in Africa. These partnerships variously link donors, governments, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, certification agencies and other intermediaries. High expectations and many resources have been invested in these initiatives. Yet, we still do not know whether more sophisticated organizational structures, more stakeholders involved, and more advanced participatory processes have delivered better sustainability outcomes, and if so, in what sectors and under what circumstances. This panel includes a series of papers presenting preliminary results from the ‘New Partnerships for Sustainability’ (NEPSUS) research project, which assembles a multidisciplinary team to analyze sustainability partnerships in three key natural resource sectors in Tanzania: forestry, wildlife and coastal resources. In each of these sectors, NEPSUS assesses whether co-management with local communities and private and civil society actors, and putatively more participatory processes in the governance of renewable resources, result in more equitable and sustainable livelihoods and environmental outcomes. NEPSUS compares ‘more complex’ partnerships to relatively ‘simpler’, more traditional top-down and centralized management systems, and to instances where sustainability partnerships are not in place. These findings inform a nuanced understanding of the political economy and ecology of conservation in Africa, and of what factors may help public authorities in successfully orchestrate national (and transnational) environmental governance.

  • Local community participation and satisfaction in collaborative fisheries governance: Experiences from BMUs and Marine Parks in Tanzania, Namkesa, Faraja,(University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Sustainability partnerships in Tanzania: Are they leading to more insecurity for wildlife and local livelihoods?, Noe, Christine, , (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and  Brockington, Dan, (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • New Partnerships for Sustainability in Tanzania: Governance, Complexity and Outcomes, Ponte, Stefano, (Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark) and Noe, Christine, (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • The Impact of Sustainability Partnerships on Gender Equality in Forest Governance in Tanzania, Silvano, Pilly, (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Sustainability Partnerships and Livelihood Outcomes in Tanzania, Mwamfupe, Asubisye, (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Confirmed Panels

Panel 1: Oil I

Chair: Okoye, Adaeze (University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom)

  • Politics of Petro-partnership in East Africa: The Implication of EACOP project on Regional Integration, Kinyera, Paddy (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Governance and security in Petrobusiness: Reflections on the dichotomy between Politico-economic and Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria, Nwokolo Ndubuisi (School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Chicken Now, Not Eggs Later: Short-Termism,Underdevelopment and Regime Stabilisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Oil Governance, Titeca, Kristof (University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy, Antwerp, Belgium)

Panel 2: Oil II

Chair: Okoye, Adaeze (University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom)

  • New Frontiers to Natural Resource Governance in Africa and Beyond, Alase, Adetokunbo Olorire (Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria) and Olorunfemi, Adebimpe Elizabeth (Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria)
  • Impact of Oil Discovery in Uganda’s Albertine Region: Analysis of Social, Economic and Political Lives of Migrant and Indigenous Communities, Busisa, Eunice Sasha (KU Leuven, Heverlee – Leuven, Belgium)
  • Who Gets What and How? Local Actors’ Negotiations Strategies in the Emergent Oil and Gas Sector of Ghana, Laube, Wolfram (Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Bonn Germany)

Panel 3: Mining I

Chair: Osuteye, Emmanuel (University College, London, United Kingdom)

  • Inequality, Mining Boom, and Communal Conflict: Evidence from Zambian Emerging Mining Areas, Kapesa, Robby (The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia) and Sichone, Owen (The Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia)
  • Continuities and Transformations in Indigenous Mining in Ghana: A political problem requiring a political solutions? Ofosu-Mensah, Emmanuel Ababio (University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana)
  • Geopolitics of Cobaltꓽ The DR Congo under Scrutiny, Gnassou, Laure (Experienced Economist, Villeurbanne, France)
  • Typologies of Relations Between Civil Society and the Government of Mozambique: a case of the Mining and Extractive Industry Sector, Júlio, Nádia Margarida (Lisbon, Portugal)

Panel 4: Mining II

Chair: Osuteye, Emmanuel (University College, London, United Kingdom)

  • Regulating the Human Rights Conduct of Businesses through Global Standards: Insights from Ghana’s Gold Mining Industry, Kwakyewah, Cynthia (York University, Toronto, Canada)
  • Women and mining in South Africa – A feminist contribution to defining sustainable human development, Valiani, Salimah (Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Sustainable Human Development through Community Development in Mining Laws: Nigeria and Sierra Leone in Perspective, Adedipe, Adesoji Babatunde (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

Panel 5: Water & Land I

Chair: Ekhator, Eghosa (University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom)

  • Natural resources management in the Eastern Nile basin: Between political mobilization and regional integration, Tawfik, Rawia (Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt | German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany)
  • Conflicting Natural Resource Demands: Participatory Modelling of Land Utilisation in the Albertine Rift Landscape, Western Uganda, Twongyirwe, Ronald (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda)
  • Water Resource Governance in Zambia, Mwale, Nawa (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Change from pastoral land to salt land, changing property relations and emerging new forms of political order in in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti border triangle, Abeshu, Kenanuma Adimassu (Government of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Panel 6: Water & Land II

Chair: Ekhator, Eghosa (University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom)

  • Charcoal production and the feminization of forest governance in Southwest Nigeria: demystifying patriarchy in African development discourse, Nwokocha, Lilian (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria) and Olaniyan, Femi (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria)”
  • Analyzing Governance at the Grassroot Level Through the Lens of Conflicts Over Agro-pastoral Resources in Tienko, North of Côte d’Ivoire, Tra, Goin Lou Tina Virginie (Institute of social Anthropology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland)
  • Prebendal Politics and the Environmental Conflict in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, Asogwa, Felix Chinwe (Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu state, Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria)
  • The African Wind-Mine: the Political Economy of the Largest Wind Farm in Africa, Kazimierczuk, Agnieszka (African Studies Centre, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands)

Panel 7: Sustainability Partnerships in Africa: Governance, Complexity and Outcomes

Chair: Ponte, Stefano (Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark)

  • Local community participation and satisfaction in collaborative fisheries governance: Experiences from BMUs and Marine Parks in Tanzania, Namkesa, Faraja (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Sustainability partnerships in Tanzania: Are they leading to more insecurity for wildlife and local livelihoods? Noe, Christine (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • New Partnerships for Sustainability in Tanzania: Governance, Complexity and Outcomes, Ponte, Stefano (Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark) Sustainability Partnerships and
  • Livelihood Outcomes in Tanzania, Mwamfupe, Asubisye (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
  • The Impact of Sustainability Partnerships on Gender Equality in Forest Governance in Tanzania, Silvano, Pilly (University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Panel 8: Development

Chair: Idemudia, Uwafiokun (York University, Toronto, Canada)

  • Sustainable Development and the African Union: An Evaluation, Ekhator, Eghosa (University of Chester Law School, Cheshire, United Kingdom)
  • Nigeria’s Development in the 21 (st) Century: The Third World Option, Marafa, Murtala (Murtala Marafa, Sokoto, Nigeria)
  • Food versus development: The ever receding rurality in Kenya, Nyambari, Patrick Mbataru (LAM-Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France) and Kipchunba, Heather Eddah (Kenyatta university,
    Department of Public Policy and administration, Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Frontiers of Extractive Research – Engaging with Emergent Trends in Research on Natural Resource Extraction and Development, Bersaglio, Brock (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom), Enns, Charis (University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom), Hilson, Abigail (Royal Holloway University, Egham, United Kingdom)

Panel 9: Closing Out Session

Future Directions of Natural Resource Governance and Sustainable Human Development in Africa : Potential and Limitations, Okoye Adaeze (University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom) Osuteye, Emmanuel (University College, London, United Kingdom) and Idemudia, Uwafiokun (York University, Toronto, Canada)

 

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Adaeze Okoye (a.okoye@brighton.ac.uk); Uwa Idemudia (idemudia@yorku.ca) and Emmanuel Osuteye (e.osuteye@ucl.ac.uk). For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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