Category: Africa

Cell phones enhance water governance?

  Recent research from Oxford is arguing that the rapid expansion of mobile communication technology in Africa should be harnessed for enhancing water security. This year, more people in Africa will have mobile phone services than access to improved water services. At the same time, Africa is leading the world in mobile commerce innovations, including …

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Land grabbing in Africa and beyond

By Farhad Mukhtarov. One of the most captivating talks at the Earth System Governance Conference in Lund, Sweden this April was by Margaret Carol Lee. The subject of the presentation was on land-grabbing in Africa. She called this as “the crime of the new scramble for the Africa’ black gold — land”. The presentation

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Water management in Africa: call for abstracts

Climate variability, coupled with population growth, has a very high impact on water resources. Many African countries experience water stress or even water scarcity. As water availability constantly declines, partitioning of water for domestic consumption, agriculture and other forms of water use is becoming a subject of serious concern. Sound management of limited water resources …

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