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This book gives an update of the distribution, occurrences, potential and prospects of geological resources for good governance, transparency and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. By bringing together numerous different points of view, it is carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary and scientific way. The states of Sub-Saharan Africa are among the world’s most resource-rich regions yet many of these countries are a long way from attaining their development potential some are among the least developed in the world. Paradoxically, often those countries that are most richly endowed with resources are the least developed ("paradox of plenty"). This phenomenon is exacerbated in many African countries by inadequate governance. And yet if the state is unable to provide basic services, social and environmental standards in the extractive and processing sectors will not be enforced.
The idea for this volume shaped up during an international conference held in September 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on ‘Geological Resources and Good Government in Central Africa’. International experts from politics, science, the private sector and civil society came together and discussed the various demands being placed on good governance and transparency in Sub-Saharan’s raw materials sector and the prerequisites that must be met, and seek answers to future challenges. New forms of intersectoral, transnational governance like the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and civil society’s transparency movements like Publish What You Pay (PWYP) offer ways to take account of all the different stakeholder interests in the resources sector. In this book there is also a strong focus on artisanal mining, gender and questions on the spread of HIV/AIDS in the mining sector.
This publication addresses aside of researchers such as earth scientists, economists, political scientists and jurists, also to stakeholders in the field, including civil society, international and private development agencies, planners, politicians and decision makers.
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About the Author
Jürgen Runge is a Professor of Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. As an environmentalist and consultant he has worked for many years on the evolution of tropical landscapes and former and recent climate changes in lower latitudes. He is the editor of the series “Palaeoecology of Africa” and a member in several scientific editorial boards. The outcome of his studies has been used for regional planning (e.g. remote sensing, land use, infrastructure projects and management of natural resources). From 2007-2010 he was working for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) leading a subregional project on geological resources, transparency and good governance in Central Africa (CEMAC, Communauté Economique et Monetaire de l’Afrique Centrale).
James Shikwati is a Geographer and Economist and the founder and managing director of the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an internationally recognized expert for economic and development problems in African countries and has been mainly working on trade, environment and agriculture. He is also the editor of the online magazine "The African Executive". In 2008 Shikwati was appointed by the world economic forum to be one of the most influential ‘Young Global Leaders’
Table of Contents
Gold, dust, diamonds and gorillas Institutional aspects of sustainable artisanal mining and livelihoods in sensitive landscapes: Sangha Tri-National Park, Congo-Basin.
J Schure, V Ingram, JC Tieguhong
Valorisation efficiente et plus équitable du potentiel géologique des pays d’Afrique centrale: l’assistance - conseil scientifique et technique des experts scientifiques (nationaux et internationaux).
Kankeu B, Runge J, Bassahak J, Hell J.V
Current environmental compensatory options for oil and gas extractions in African mangrove ecosystems Gordon Ajonina, Bertin Tchikangwa
Oekom commodity ESG Screening: Gold R. Häßler
Government revenues from the extractive sector in sub-saharan Africa a potential for funding the MDGs?
Martin Stürmer, Peter Buchholz
Civil Society Organisations Promoting EITI Implementation in Uganda: The Case of Publish What You Pay Uganda (PWYP-U).
Risks of the Fossil Oil Industry Commonly Ignored in its Assessment in Uganda Henry Bazira
Behavioural Aspects of Communities and Social, Environmental Costs of Mining in Africa Anandajit Goswami
The state-civil society relationship and its implications on oil revenue management in Chad,
Audrey C Cash
Mineral and Energy Resources in Developing Countries B. Pfeiffer