Fragmentation of Resource Management on the South East Arm of Lake Malawi

Author: Steve Donda
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643905055
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Social Science

The southeast arm of Africa's Lake Malawi and its catchment provide interdependent benefits and livelihoods to its users, in particular the poor who draw upon on the various resources (fish, land, water, forests, wildlife, etc.) in the area. Unfortunately, management of these resources remains fragmented, resulting in suboptimal social, economic, and ecological outcomes. This book demonstrates the value of an inter-disciplinary approach in management of the southeast arm of the lake. It is one of seven case studies under the DARMA (Defragmenting African Resource Management in Southern Africa) project. (Series: Defragmenting African Resource Management [DARMA] - Vol. 3) [Subject: Natural Resource Management, Marine Science, Fisheries Studies, Environmental Studies, African Studies]

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

Author: Michele Companion
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315315911
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Political Science

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative responses. Research in hazard management, humanitarian response, food security programming, and other areas seeks to identify and understand factors that create vulnerability and strategies that enhance resilience at all levels of social organization. This book uses case studies from around the globe to demonstrate ways that communities have fostered resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Fragmentation of Natural Resources Management

Author: Lindah Mhlanga
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643904003
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Social Science

This book is a result of the Defragmenting African Resources Management (DARMA) Project. Lake Kariba - located along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe - and its environs are a complex transboundary ecosystem with multiple, competing, and often contested resource uses. The book describes the current sectoral approach to natural resource management, the interconnections, and the need to adopt an ecosystem approach. It will be essential reading for students, researchers, academics, and managers in the environmental and natural resources sectors interested in advancing the ecosystems approach to the management of commons in general, and Southern Africa in particular. (Series: Defragmenting African Resource Management (DARMA) - Vol. 2) [Subject: African Studies, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management]

Rights Resources and Rural Development

Author: Christo Fabricius
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136558047
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Nature

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach that offers multiple related benefits: securing rural livelihoods; ensuring careful conservation and management of biodiversity and other resources; and empowering communities to manage these resources sustainably. Recently, however, the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing in its promise of delivering significant local improvements and conserving biodiversity in some contexts. This book identifies the flaws in its application, which often have been swept under the carpet by those involved in the initiatives. The authors analyse them, and propose remedies for specific circumstances based on the lessons learned from CBNRM experience in southern Africa over more than a decade. The result is essential reading for all researchers, observers and practitioners who have focused on CBNRM in sustainable development programmes as a means to overcome poverty and conserve ecosystems in various parts of the globe. It is a vital tool in improving their methods and performance. In addition, academics, students and policy-makers in natural resource management, resource economics, resource governance and rural development will find it a very valuable and instructive resource.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Author: Washington Odongo Ochola
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9789966792099
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.

Cross Border Resource Management

Author: Rongxing Guo
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444640055
Release Date: 2017-10-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Cross-Border Resource Management, Third Edition covers theoretical and analytical issues relating to cross-border resource management. This book holistically explores issues when two entities share a border, such as sovereign countries, dependent states and others, where each seeks to maximize their political and economic interests regardless of impacts on the environment. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect current issues, with new cases from North America and Europe and discussions and issues regarding air and space. Users will find a single resource that explores the many facets of managing and utilizing natural resources when they extend across defined borders. Presents a thoroughly updated edition with new cases and coverage on cross-border management Contains new content on geopolitical issues, environmental impacts of armed conflicts, dividing and managing shared natural resources, exploitation, competition and depletion of border resources Includes new cases from North America and Europe and discussions and issues regarding air and space

People Land and Water

Author: Guy Bessette
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9781552502242
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Presents conceptual and methodological issues related to the use of Participatory Development Communication (PDC). This book describes the major issues involved in applying PDC to natural resource management practices and research, and also discusses the challenges and the difficulties linked to such an approach.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Outstanding Science Lessons

Author: Ian McDaid
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472918208
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Education

This is a brand new title in the successful 100 ideas series which provides secondary science teachers with practical ideas and activities to use in their lessons as well as teaching and planning strategies to help make practice outstanding every day. The author is a science teacher and winner of the Wellcome Trust Enthusse award for Science. He has a growing Twitter following and the book will be full of his really original and engaging science ideas. The book will include ideas on integrating literacy into science lessons, safety in the lab and ideas for challenging the more able.

The East African Great Lakes Limnology Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

Author: Eric O. Odada
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402007729
Release Date: 2002-07-31
Genre: Science

The Second International Symposium on the East African Lakes was held from 10-15 January 2000 at Club Makokola on the southern shore of Lake Malawi. The symposium was organized by the International Decade for the East African Lakes (IDEAL), a research consortium of African, European and North American scientists interested in promoting the investigations of African Great Lakes as archives of environmental and climatic dynamics. Over one hundred African, European and North American scientists with special expertise in the tropical lakes participated in the symposium which featured compelling presentations on the limnology, climatology, palaeoclimatology and biodiversity of the East African Lakes. It is their papers that comprise this book. The large lakes of East Africa are important natural resources that are heavily utilized by their bordering countries for transportation, water supply, fisheries, waste disposal, recreation and tourism. The lakes are unique in many ways: they are sensitive to climatic change and their circulation dynamics, water-column chemistry and biological complexity differ significantly from large lakes at higher latitudes; they have long, continuous, high resolution records of past climatic change; and they have rich and diverse populations of endemic organisms. These unique properties and the significance of the palaeolimnological records demand and attract research interest from around the world.

Aquatic Biodiversity II

Author: H. Segers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402041112
Release Date: 2006-01-20
Genre: Science

Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity of freshwater animals. The book also presents a section on the interaction between scientists and science policy managers. A target opinion paper lists priorities in aquatic biodiversity research for the next decade and several reactions from distinguished scientists discuss the relevance of these items from different points of view: fundamental ecology, taxonomy and systematics, needs of developing countries, present-day biodiversity policy at European and at global scales. It is believed that such a platform for the interaction between science and science policy is an absolute necessity for the efficient use of research budgets in the future.

Towards Defragmenting the Management System of Lake Chilwa Basin Malawi

Author: Peter Mvula
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643903983
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Social Science

The book presents results of the Defragmenting African Resource Management (DARMA) Project covering the Lake Chilwa basin in Malawi. The central theme is that, in order to ensure resource base sustainability, research and management within the basin should adopt an ecosystems approach. Presently, research and management of the basin is sector-based, hence resource user conflicts are increasing. User demand for various resources is increasing rapidly, mainly due to population increase and lack of alternative economic activities, thereby presenting challenges to sustainable resource management. Specific areas of sectoral interconnections are highlighted and defragmentation options suggested. (Series: Defragmenting African Resource Management [DARMA] - Vol. 1)

The Birds of Malawi

Author: Françoise Dowsett-Lemaire
Publisher: Tauraco & Aves
ISBN: CORNELL:31924101518458
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Birds

Presents scientific accounts of the 650 species known (including nearly 100 migrants from Eurasia). This title contains sections on distribution, ecology, status and movements, conservation, breeding seasons (where applicable) and taxonomy.

Governing Africa s Forests in a Globalized World

Author: Laura A. German
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781849774512
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Political Science

Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of decentralization and its outcomes, most of which suggest an underperformance of governance reforms, and explores the viability of different governance instruments in the context of weak governance and expanding commercial pressures over forests. Findings are grouped into two thematic areas: decentralization, livelihoods and sustainable forest management; and international trade, finance and forest sector governance reforms. The authors examine diverse forces shaping the forest sector, including the theory and practice of decentralization, usurpation of authority, corruption and illegality, inequitable patterns of benefits capture and expansion of international trade in timber and carbon credits, and discuss related outcomes on livelihoods, forest condition and equity. The book builds on earlier volumes exploring different dimensions of decentralization and perspectives from other world regions, and distills dimensions of forest governance that are both unique to Africa and representative of broader global patterns. Authors ground their analysis in relevant theory while attempting to distill implications of their findings for policy and practice.