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ACR2011 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2011: Capacity Development in Fragile States
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and Published By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2011 in English language
The publication, examines the visible capacity development needs of countries, as well as the underlying historical, political, economic, cultural, and societal elements that contributed to their current state of achievement. The publication also investigates the factors complicating efforts to address conflict and fragility problems of countries. This report covers 34 countries and focuses on the challenges of capacity development in fragile environments.
Reconceptualising Democratic Local Governance in the Niger Delta
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Ebobrah, Solomon T. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2011
This Discussion Paper critically examines local governance in the Niger Delta and its relevance to the search for inclusive and sustainable conflict-resolution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It critiques the existing local government system and explores the possibility of reconceptualising local governance along more inclusive, accountable and participatory lines that would institutionalise democracy, development and peace at the grassroots or community level in the troubled oil-rich region. Its originality lies in its departure from top-down perspectives, and its r...
The Challenge of Sub-Regional Security in West Africa : The case of the 2006 ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Darkwa, Linda and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
This Discussion Paper provides insights into the challenges posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in West Africa, paying particular attention to the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons as a collective sub-regional response to a potent threat to peace, security and development. It connects global and regional discourses on illicit arms control and provides a balanced, empirical xamination of the performance of the convention. It is a useful contribution to debates on arms-proliferation control in Africa and provides well-informed...
Transnational Activism Networks and Gendered Gatekeeping : Negotiating Gender in an African Association of Informal Workers
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Lindell, Ilda and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2011
The last decade has witnessed the rise of a great number of transnational social movements and activist networks. While many of these movements have been initiated in the North, some are driven by people from the Global South with the aim of addressing various forms of destitution and asserting a variety of basic economic and cultural rights. Such transnational organizing is increasingly evident in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of these initiatives relate particularly to the growing numbers ofpeople depending on forms of informal work for survival. This edition&...
African Migration, Global Inequalities, and Human Rights : Connecting the Dots
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Minter, William and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala published in 2011
Migration from and within Africa, just like migration elsewhere in the world, often generates anti-immigrant sentiment and ignites heated public debate about the migration policies of the destination countries. These countries include South Africa as well as others outside the continent. The countries of origin are also keen to minimize losses through “brain drain” and to capture resources such as remittances. Increasingly, international organizations and human rights advocates have stressed the need to protect the interests of migrants themselves. However, while the UNDP’s&#x...
Transnational Islamist (Jihadist) Movements and Inter-State Conflicts in the Horn of Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Salih, M.A. Mohamed and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
Somalia has engendered the policy debate on the extent of the spread of transnational Islamist Jihadist groups in the Horn of Africa (HOA) and their consequences for peace and security across the region. These concerns are justified given the emergence since the late 1980s of extremist groups such as the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement and the Somali Jihadist Islamist groups of the likes of Al-Ittihad, the Islamic Courts Union and currently Al Shabab. The leaders and fighters of these groups relocated to the HOA after the defeat of the Taliba...
A gendered perspective on the impact of conflict in the Horn of Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Abdi, Cawo, M. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
This Policy Note focuses on the gendered consequences of the militarisation of the Horn of Africa. Despite being in different ‘moments’ of conflict, the countries of this region share features of extreme social, economic and political violence, which impact negatively on their citizens. Protracted refugee and refugee-like conditions, extreme disinvestment in social programmes, increasing militarisation and political repression adversely affect women, thereby further entrenching gender disparities. Concerted national and international efforts and resources should support local democratic initiatives&#x...
Critical Factors in the Horn of Africa's Raging Conflicts
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Mengisteab, Kidane and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2011
At a time when much attention is focused on the Horn of Africa as one of Africa’s most war-ravaged regions and a continued source of security concern regionally and globally, this Discussion Paper provides deep insights into the complex dimensions of and linkages between the violent conflicts in the region. Delving into history and the core and contextual factors underpinning these wars in the postcolonial era, the author provides a conceptual framework for grappling with the complex inter- and intra-state conflicts by focusing on the institutional and ...
Beyond Dysfunctionality : Recycling in Kaduna
Article in journal; article; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adama-Ajonye, Onyanta and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2011
Unconstitutional changes of government in Africa. What Implications for Democratic Consolidation?
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Omotola, J. Shola and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
This Discussion Paper is based on a conceptual and analytical reading of cases of unconstitutional change of government in Africa. It provides a deep and up-to-date exploration of the prospects for democratic consolidation on the continent against the backdrop of an upsurge in unconstitutional changes of government. Rather than focus only on the internal threats to democracy in Africa, the author also analyses the role of neighbouring states, regional organisations and hegemonic forces within the international community in advancing or limiting democracy. In this reg...