From 24 to 26 November 2020, the three organisations comprising the Life After Coal campaign, Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg), the Centre for Environmental Rights and groundWork, met virtually to develop a shared Open Agenda on the Just Transition. We used the Open Agenda for a Just Transition - developed at the National Coal Exchange in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in July 2019 - as a starting point. We chose to frame it as an agenda because it consists of actions that need to be taken to ensure a Just Transition.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2022Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2022Zimbabwe
Illicit financial flows (IFFs)in the artisanal gold mining sector in Zimbabwe are responsible for leakages of an estimated 3 tonnes of gold, valued at approximately USD157 million every month. The artisanal gold sector has transformed from being a traditional livelihoods option for local families to an anchor of gold smuggling cartels that are robbing the country of the precious metal. Artisanal mining has also spread its tentacles from alluvial gold deposits along rivers and dry riverbeds to large scale disused mines that are now patronized by ruling party officials.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2022South Africa
According to South African government records, there are no fewer than 400
abandoned coal mines.The risks from unrehabilitated mines extend far beyond the people who access the sites –they risk polluting the water of millions of South Africans. Coal across South Africa is found predominantly in ores with sulfur-bearing minerals. When these ores come into contact with water and air, sulfuric acid is created, which can lead to further leaching of heavy
metals from ores. This reaction poses significant risks to water and agricultural land in
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2022Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mining and the illicit trade in minerals have long been the source of social and environmental upheaval in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and coltan, a mineral essential to modern electronics, has become a particular focus of criminal networks. This study reveals a network of organised crime involved in the production and supply chain of coltan, and its connections to
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationApril, 2022Africa, Eastern Africa
Le projet ALIGN (Advancing Land-based Investment Governance) appuie les gouvernements, la société civile, les communautés locales et d’autres parties prenantes pour renforcer la gouvernance et les pratiques en matière d’investissements fonciers - de l’agriculture aux infrastructures, en passant par les industries minières et manufacturières, la séquestration du carbone et les énergies renouvelables. Ce fascicule présente les objectifs, les activités et les partenaires du projet.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2022Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
Les forêts communautaires ont été invoquées pour la première fois lors de la réforme de la loi de 1994 sur les forêts au Cameroun. Ceci dans le but de permettre aux communautés d’avoir un espace qu’elles pourraient gérer de manière participative et dans lequel elles pourraient mener des activités dans le cadre d’une convention signée avec l’Etat, à travers le ministère des forêts et de la faune (MINFOF).
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsFebruary, 2020Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia
The Support to Responsible Agricultural Investments project (S2RAI) promotes internationally recognised principles and guidelines such as the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT), and Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) to ensure food security and secure land tenure rights for communities in the context of large-scale commercial land investment as well as strengthen the institutional frameworks and coordination structures at federal and regional levels in relations to responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2022Africa, Ethiopia
The Support to Responsible Agricultural Investments (S2RAI) Project promotes internationally recognized principles and guidelines to ensure food and land tenure security for communities in the context of large-scale commercial land investment as well as strengthen the institutional frameworks and coordination structures at federal and regional levels in relations to responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2021Ethiopia, Madagascar, Uganda, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Peru, Laos, Global
In this introductory video to the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy answers are given to what it wants to achieve, how it works and why land rights are so important. The Global Programme is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), co-funded by the European Union and works in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Laos, Madagascar, Peru (completed in 2021), Uganda and Paraguay (completed in 2018).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Gambia
The Banjul Urban Profiling consists of an accelerated, action-oriented assessment of urban conditions, focusing on priority needs, capacity gaps, and existing institutional responses at local and national levels. The purpose of the study is to develop urban poverty reduction policies at local, national, and regional levels, through an assessment of needs and response mechanisms, and as a contribution to the wider-ranging implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.
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