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TitleCOMPENDIUM OF CASE STUDIES ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY IN AFRICA
AuthorACBF
SubjectNATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY IN AFRICA
Date of Publication201805
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages48 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageAfrica, Mali, Benin, Zimbabwe, Tanzania
KeywordsAfrican Clean Energy, Clean technology, Agricultural and domestic waste - Mali, Women’s Empowerment and Protection of Mangrove Ecosystems, Solar energy, Tanzanian Young entrepreneur in solar energy solutions, Mobile phone and solar power, Domestic biogas technology - Zimbabwe, Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Electrification Programs in Tanzania
AbstractAfrica is a continent of widespread reserves of natural resources (oil, minerals, forests, water and farmland), which can support its economic transformation. Paradoxically, rather than contributing to shared growth and development, rich deposits of Africa’s natural resources have often brought violence and poverty. The situation is worsening with increasing global change that cause depletion of these resources and make African people vulnerable to climate change. Fortunately, some initiatives are being implemented to promote efficient utilization of the natural resources and energy on the continent leading to their increased contribution to socio-economic development. Under coordination of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), some of these initiatives have been documented as case studies under the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR). This compendium compiles these products to ensure easier and faster access to the knowledge produced. The case studies are basically related to clean technology and efficient use of energy for entrepreneurship and domestic use. The compendium takes an additional step to analyze the body of knowledge on natural resources and energy sectors, and formulates some recommendations for African countries to ward off the natural resources curse. These recommendations include a need to set up a larger partnership among stakeholders to improve natural resources governance, build capacity of governments’ entities in negotiating better contracts for natural resources exploitation, increase development and use of clean technology, and promote entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector.
Copyright HolderACBF
Copyright URLhttp://www.afdb.org
ISBN/ISSN9781779370907
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