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Paul Collier: African Natural Resources
 
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Africa has only discovered one-fifth of its subsoil assets, and the extraction of these natural resources will dwarf all other financial flows coming into the continent over the next couple of decades, says Paul Collier. This Carnegie Council event took place on April 29, 2010. For the full video, audio, and transcript go to http://www.cceia.org
Natural Resource Management
 
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Speaker: Professor Paul Collier Chair: Robin Burgess This event was recorded on 22 September 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building The natural assets of the poorest countries constitute the biggest single opportunity for transformative development. Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University and co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair's Commission on Africa, and was Director of the Development Research group at the World Bank for five years.
Africa's Natural Resources on VOA's In Focus
 
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VOA's Ndimyake Mwakalyelye reports if Africa's rich natural resources are benefitting or hurting the continent.
Views: 1472 TV2Africa
Our Thirsty World | National Geographic
 
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Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Learn more about this Special Issue http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater Water: A Special Issue http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-content Our Thirsty World | National Geographic https://youtu.be/2pXuAw1bSQo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 167825 National Geographic
Community-Based-Natural-Resource-Management: The Greatest Environmental Success Story!
 
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In 1967, the Government of Namibia gave de-facto ownership of wildlife over to landholders. This change in wildlife law proved to be the model for the sustainable-use of natural resources and has been copied throughout southern Africa, resulting in the resurgence of wil...dlife populations and the empowerment of rural peoples. This is an abbreviated version of a much longer power-point presentation. Educational Materials: Nature, Wealth, and Power: Emerging Best Practice for Revitalizing Rural Africa: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNACR288.pdf The Conservation Game: Saving Africa's Biodiversity (Copy and paste this link only): http://www.africanindaba.co.za/Conservatio...n/damm_2002_conservation_game.pdf Private Property Rights to Wildlife: The Southern African Experiment. http://cei.org/pdf/1938.pdf
Views: 1838 Steve Gluck
Nationalisation of African Mines
 
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(www.abndigital.com) It is getting increasingly expensive to be a mining company in Africa as more and more nations sway towards nationalism, as a burning desire for control over natural resources by people and governments mounts. African nations are placing increasing taxes on mining as they fight for their share. In South Africa there has even been persistent talk of nationalisation.
Views: 854 CNBCAfrica
11 - Accounting for Natural Resources
 
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An overview of accounting for natural resources, to accompany http://www.principlesofaccounting.com Chapter 11, Advanced PP&E Issues *Check out the Classroom page to find out how to take this course for credit: http://www.principlesofaccounting.com/classroom.html
Views: 8730 Larry Walther
The Resources of Africa
 
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A history of modern Sudan | The Economist
 
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Split between north and south, Sudan's recent history has been shaped by conflict and oil Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Sudan is Africa's largest country in geographical terms and has a population of around 40 million. Since Sudan's modern borders were drawn up by the British last century, it has been very much a country of two halves. The South is more suited to farming thanks to its wetter climate, whereas the north is sparsely vegetated, or desert. Tribal and religious divisions have also highlighted the north-south split. Christian and animus South Sudan had little in common with the Arabic Muslim north. Since independence the regions have been in rebellion against central rule from Khartoum. In a long civil war between the two halves of the country, which only ended in 2005, around 2 million people, mostly southerners, were killed and millions more made homeless. In 2003 the western region of Darfur rebelled against the government in Khartoum. The ensuing violence led to the destruction and damage of hundreds of villages in the region. Sudan's President Omar al-bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur that conflict continues. To date it has cost about 300,000 lives and a further three million have been made homeless, who have either fled over the border to refugee camps in Chad or live in the tens of camps in Darfur itself. For many years Sudan's economy was dominated by the export of cotton, particularly from the extensive Gezira irrigated agricultural scheme south of Khartoum. However the discovery of oil in the South in the 1980s transformed the economy of the entire country. The oil is piped north through Khartoum to port Sudan for export. Oil production has risen from a trickle in 1999, when exports first began, to a four hundred and ninety thousand barrel a day industry today. This has been reflected in the country's export revenues of which oil now makes up 94 percent. However most of this new wealth has flowed only to Khartoum in the centre of the country, adding to the resentment of the region's against the ruling elite. The rapid development of the oil industry also saw a reorientation of Sudan's foreign policy. China is now Sudan's principal export market and development partner investing billions of dollars in building roads and bridges in exchange for oil. National elections set for April 2010 are unlikely to be free and fair, as many will find it difficult to vote, especially internally displaced persons in Darfur. South Sudan however may become the ruler of its own destiny in 2011 when it holds a referendum on whether to secede from Sudan altogether Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Natural Resources: Plunder or Peace (part 1)
 
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January 12, 2010 - Billions of dollars from illegal logging in South East Asia and from the illicit sale of blood minerals in Africa fuel wars and adversely impact millions every year, as violent competition for strategic resources contributes to civil unrest in many parts of the world. Even though the mismanagement of natural resources lies at the heart of many of these conflicts, the sustainable and equitable use of petroleum, mineral and agricultural resources could help prevent conflict and promote lasting peace. The violence and consequent underdevelopment are facilitated by a complex political-economy that rewards a few and impoverishes the vast majority of the citizens in these countries. Reversing this trend will require sustained efforts to improve resource management and dismantle illicit political and commercial relationships. This event will examine the underpinnings of resource management in resource rich, conflict-prone states and explore options for strategies that could break the cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable economic development. Paul Collier will use findings from his upcoming book "The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity" to analyze challenges facing these countries and outline strategies for domestic and international actors. Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, will respond to Collier's remarks and provide a practitioner's perspective based on examples from recent research. This event, hosted by USIP's Center for Sustainable Economies and Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, builds on USIPs on-going efforts to analyze the conflict-development nexus and investigate innovative strategies for lasting peace and sustainable development in resource-rich developing countries. Speakers: * Paul Collier, Director, Centre of African Economies, Oxford University * Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development * Raymond Gilpin, Moderator, Director, Center for Sustainable Economies, United States Institute of Peace
Africa: The Next Success Story?
 
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Euromonitor's Country Insight Editor, Media Eghbal, discusses how the World Cup has brought attention not just to South Africa, but Africa as a whole. This global recognition gives Africa an opportunity to showcase its benefits. However, not all African countries are at the same stages of development. The largest advantage that Africa has is that it proved to be resilient to the economic downturn due to the fact that it is not as integrated into the global economy. The economic growth Africa is experiencing is projected to grow steadily over the next 5 years. Africa is also home to many untapped natural resources and uncultivated land. Consumer potential for Africa lies within its large population, which reached 1 billion in 2009. It is also the fastest urbanizing region in the world. This growing urban population, paired with economic development, will bring demand for transport, housing, education, and consumer goods. There are risks, however, to the business environment in Africa. There is war, poverty, and famine in some countries, as well as income inequality and unemployment. There is also an education problem which threatens to create skill shortages, which will impede the business environment in Africa in the short-term. However, Africa as a whole still shows great potential and could be the next 'success story'.
Paul Collier: Subnational Natural Resource Claims
 
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An audience member asks about wealth distribution from natural resource revenues in Africa. Paul Collier responds by stating that subnational groups generally claim subsoil assets and that is an overreach to say that they belong to everybody on the continent. This Carnegie Council event took place on April 29, 2010. For the full video, audio, and transcript go to http://www.cceia.org
Environment: Moroccos natural resources
 
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ENVIRONMENT: Robbing wood - The phosphate empire - All dried up. As Morocco launches a charter for the environment FRANCE 24 travels to Rabat to look at the latest measures to be put in place to preserve the countrys natural riches.
Views: 1157 FRANCE 24 English
Natural Resources In Asteroid.mp4
 
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There is a lot of natural resource on Asteroid . For example M-type asteroid 3554 Amun( diameter is 2.5 kilometers)will be worth at US$20 trillion : US$8 trillion worth of iron and nickel, US$6 trillion worth of cobalt, and US$6 trillion in platinum-group metals . Well there is a million of Asteroids on space and even larger than 3554 Amun . Imagine how much money it is ?? . Search at Google : Asteroid Mining .
Views: 754 ScienceSaveHuman
The Geography of West Africa.WMV
 
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The Geography of West Africa
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Africa Water Resources
 
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Africa Water Resources Atlas - challenges and opportunities. The atlas combines visual time series imagery to visually show how climate change threatens the fresh water resources on the African continent. Using satellite pictures taken over long periods of time, the atlas now makes it possible for us to see changes that we were not able to see just 10 to 20 years ago.
Views: 9823 GreenTV
Natural resources can fuel long-term prosperity in Latin America
 
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Chief regional economist Augusto de la Torre explains why commodities, if wisely managed, can be a "blessing" for Latin America and the Caribbean.
A better future for Africa's environment
 
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Courtesy of the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Watson International Scholars of the Environment. After spending the fall semester at Brown, nine African environmentalists are returning home armed with multidisciplinary tools to address their nations natural resource concerns. Watch the video to learn more.
Views: 321 Brown University
Africa ... States of Independence - Senegal
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Senegal, a country on Western-most edge of the African continent with a predominantly Muslim nation of 12 million, has a fully functioning democracy, and has largely escaped incidents of separatist violence that have hampered the progress of several of its neighbours. But Senegal is not without its problems. Its economy has recently faltered, due in part to the relative scarcity of natural resources, and there are suggestions that its cherished tradition of democracy is under threat, with the president allegedly grooming his son to succeed him. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 84815 Al Jazeera English
Jeremy Metcalfe, Communications Director at Strategic Natural Resources
 
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26/08/10 Jeremy Metcalfe, Communications Director at Strategic Natural Resources, says his company could have as much as 3 billion tons of coal at the Elitheni resource in South Africa. Announcements are due within weeks that, he says, will demonstrate how much the shares are undervalued. India and China will be the major export clients while SNR will produce 1 to 2 million tons of coal a year for use locally in South Africa.
Natural Resources Camp
 
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Teens learn about the precious natural resources of our state: water, forestry, rangeland, soil and wildlife.
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Valuable Mineral Resources Found in Afghanistan
 
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A U.S. geologic survey has uncovered at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times reporter James Risen on what the valuable natural resources could mean for the Afghan economy and the ongoing war with the Taliban.
Views: 14407 PBS NewsHour
The growing demand for lithium
 
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With the price of oil expected to climb, there's a growing demand for alternatively fueled vehicles. This has sparked a global interest in the natural resource lithium. It's a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries. An estimated 80 percent of the world's lithium is found in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Richard Reynolds reports from Salar de Atacama in Chile, the world's largest lithium producer.
Views: 25046 Al Jazeera English
Natural Resources
 
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China's New Natural Resource Spending Spree
 
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China is at it again; buying foreign companies that own strategic resources that it needs to fuel the growth and mouths of its 1.3 billion citizens. Sinopec is paying $7.2 billion for Addax Petroleum Corporation to get its hands on its huge oil reserves in West Africa and Iraq. You need to get 'long' whatever the Chinese are buying and oil is one of their #1 needs.
Views: 102 Money And Markets
Natural Resources: Plunder or Peace (part 3)
 
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January 12, 2010 - Billions of dollars from illegal logging in South East Asia and from the illicit sale of blood minerals in Africa fuel wars and adversely impact millions every year, as violent competition for strategic resources contributes to civil unrest in many parts of the world. Even though the mismanagement of natural resources lies at the heart of many of these conflicts, the sustainable and equitable use of petroleum, mineral and agricultural resources could help prevent conflict and promote lasting peace. The violence and consequent underdevelopment are facilitated by a complex political-economy that rewards a few and impoverishes the vast majority of the citizens in these countries. Reversing this trend will require sustained efforts to improve resource management and dismantle illicit political and commercial relationships. This event will examine the underpinnings of resource management in resource rich, conflict-prone states and explore options for strategies that could break the cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable economic development. Paul Collier will use findings from his upcoming book "The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity" to analyze challenges facing these countries and outline strategies for domestic and international actors. Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, will respond to Collier's remarks and provide a practitioner's perspective based on examples from recent research. This event, hosted by USIP's Center for Sustainable Economies and Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, builds on USIPs on-going efforts to analyze the conflict-development nexus and investigate innovative strategies for lasting peace and sustainable development in resource-rich developing countries. Speakers * Paul Collier, Director, Centre of African Economies, Oxford University * Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development * Raymond Gilpin, Moderator, Director, Center for Sustainable Economies, United States Institute of Peace
World Landbridge (10) - Transaqua for Lake Chad in Africa
 
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The infrastructural development of Africa is not only a great challenge technically, but it will be the lithmus test, whether humanity is morally capable of surviving. Africa shouldn't have to take all the steps of 150 years of industrialization that Europe undertook, but should immediately be given access to the most modern technologies, which human genius, labor and engineering have created. Jacques Cheminade is the head of the French political party "Solidarité et Progrès", which works in close collaboration with the wordwide LaRouche movement. Beginning especially with his official campaign for President of France in 1995, he has become well known as a political figure in France and in many other countries. At that time, basing himself on LaRouche's famous forecast of 1994, Cheminade warned against the coming collapse of the derivative bubble. Cheminade has been a proponent of ending colonialism in Africa for many years. This colonialism exists today in the form of the British Empire's system of globalization, manifesting itself in brutal exploitation and the imposition of so-called "Wildlife Reserves", in order to prevent Africa from opening up its own natural resources for development. Today, Cheminade has announced is candidacy for the French presidential elections in 2012. In this part of "The World Landbridge", Jacques Cheminade discusses the Transaqua Project for not only refilling Lake Chad to its 1964 water levels, but for revitalizing and developing the whole region.
Natural Resources: Plunder or Peace (part 2)
 
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January 12, 2010 - Billions of dollars from illegal logging in South East Asia and from the illicit sale of blood minerals in Africa fuel wars and adversely impact millions every year, as violent competition for strategic resources contributes to civil unrest in many parts of the world. Even though the mismanagement of natural resources lies at the heart of many of these conflicts, the sustainable and equitable use of petroleum, mineral and agricultural resources could help prevent conflict and promote lasting peace. The violence and consequent underdevelopment are facilitated by a complex political-economy that rewards a few and impoverishes the vast majority of the citizens in these countries. Reversing this trend will require sustained efforts to improve resource management and dismantle illicit political and commercial relationships. This event will examine the underpinnings of resource management in resource rich, conflict-prone states and explore options for strategies that could break the cycle of violence and lay the foundation for sustainable economic development. Paul Collier will use findings from his upcoming book "The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--and How We Can--Manage Nature for Global Prosperity" to analyze challenges facing these countries and outline strategies for domestic and international actors. Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, will respond to Collier's remarks and provide a practitioner's perspective based on examples from recent research. This event, hosted by USIP's Center for Sustainable Economies and Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, builds on USIPs on-going efforts to analyze the conflict-development nexus and investigate innovative strategies for lasting peace and sustainable development in resource-rich developing countries. Speakers: * Paul Collier, Director, Centre of African Economies, Oxford University * Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development * Raymond Gilpin, Moderator, Director, Center for Sustainable Economies, United States Institute of Peace
Africa Economic Development
 
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A United Nations study is recommending that African countries diversify their economies to reduce their reliance on natural resources and encourage growth in other sectors. VOA's Paul Ndiho reports.
Views: 195 TV2Africa
DCI-Natural resource exploitation-Anya Schiffrin.MOV
 
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Highway Africa: DCI-Natural resource exploitation-Anya Schiffrin
Mining could drive reconstruction in Africa if managed correctly
 
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Africa, the richest continent when it comes to natural resources, is for the most part still heavily underdeveloped, owing to its inability to take advantage of its wealth.
Views: 86 MiningWeekly
12 April 2010 Pioneer Natural Resources Visits the NYSE
 
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Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE-Listed PXD) visits the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Chairman and CEO Scott Sheffield rings The Closing BellSM. Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent exploration and production company focused on delivering competitive and sustainable results. Pioneer responsibly produces oil and gas resources to help meet the world's energy demands as it provides opportunities for growth and enrichment to employees, business partners and the communities in which the Company operates. With a long-lived foundation of onshore U.S. properties providing stability and steady growth, Pioneer is pursuing several emerging resource plays in the Lower 48. In Alaska, the Company is the first independent to produce oil on the North Slope with its Oooguruk project. Pioneer also has operations in Tunisia and South Africa. (Source: Pioneer Natural Resources) Link to related URL : http://www.pioneernrc.com/
Following Up on Good News from Africa
 
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In conjunction with its ongoing analysis of Africa, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a panel discussion to review its April conference, Africa 2060: Good News from Africa. Panelist Charles Stith, former U.S. ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and current director of the BU African Presidential Archives & Research Center, said that although challenges remain, "trends point toward a continent that is learning to deal with democracy." Timothy Longman, Director of the BU African Studies Center, suggested a bottom-up approach to understanding the continent's dynamics. "We should learn to listen and see more attentively to what ordinary people in Africa are saying and doing," he said. Julius Gatune Kariuki, a visiting Pardee and African Center of Economic Transformation fellow, pointed out that although natural resources drive Africa's recent economic growth, the service sector has also proven to be vibrant. Hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, in collaboration with the African Studies Center, the African Presidential Archives & Research Center, and the Center for Global Health & Development, on December 6, 2010.
Views: 523 Boston University
CRL Webinar on African Resources, part I
 
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In this Webinar on July 14, 2010, CRL staff members discuss rare and significant African source materials and documentation from the CRL collections, progress on the World Newspaper Archive--African Newspapers database, and electronic resources for Africana at CRL, member libraries, and other institutions worldwide. Part 1: 00:00 Introduction 03:45 CRL and CAMP collections 12:55 Collection building 20:39 CRL E-collections including WNA-Africa
Views: 582 CRLdotEDU
Project Aims to Reduce Fighting in Horn of Africa
 
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The lack of water and other natural resources in the drought-prone Horn of Africa region are often major causes of conflict. But a new project in northern Kenya and Ethiopia is designed to bring communities together by improving access to water and encouraging people to work together to protect it. For VOA, Mike Sunderland reports from Marsabit district in Kenya.
Views: 277 VOA News
Holistic Conservation in East Africa
 
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Dr. Michel Masozera is a recent Gund Graduate Fellow and graduate of the doctoral program of the Rubenstein School of Environment Natural Resources. Here he discusses his research at the interface of emerging infectious diseases in East Africa and their complex relationships with biological conservation efforts. Michel is currently program staff for the Wildlife Conservation Society, leading an evaluation and implementation of conservation of ecosystem service programs in human-dominated conservation areas worldwide. A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: http://www.uvm.edu/giee/
Views: 475 GundInstitute
Sonjica urges communities to guard natural resources
 
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Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica on Monday launched the International Year of Biodiversity and urged South Africans not to take for granted the environmental services that sustain their existence.
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Ocean Ecology Network in West Africa
 
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Working with communities is at the heart of all Manjula's conservation efforts in West Africa. The objective is to build capacity among local researchers and empower local communities so that they can eventually take responsibility for their natural resources. This is a short video from a trip in 2008.
N-report Episode 1 (C) Blackhouse Animation Studios
 
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Nigeria, a land of hope and promise, home to the largest black population, abundant in natural resources, human capital and a large youth population. Africa's largest economy, the giant of Africa. Yet, a giant plagued; a giant beleaguered and ravaged by Poverty, Unemployment, Corruption, Insecurity and outright daylight public looting. The people starve in the midst of plenty. The time has come for Nigeria to take her place globally. It is time to build a nation void of corruption, looting and insecurity; a nation where every man, woman and child shall benefit from the wealth and God given resources of our land, where the basic obligations of shelter, food and security shall reach every single Nigerian without prejudice to ethnicity, religion or culture. Corruption is a choice, and not a culture. CHOOSE to #thinkRight #actRight and #liveRight. #BeTheChange! BHAS - the DNA of story-telling excellence
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Congressional Staff Briefing:  Namibia Natural Resource Management Program (1/1)
 
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USAID-funded Namibia Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program: A Case Study on Aid Effectiveness 4 February 2010 John Kasaona, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) Patricia Skyer, WWF Namibia and Team Leader for Conservation Partnerships for Sustainability in Southern Africa Partners: Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation and the World Wildlife Fund Highlighting measurable development, income and resource outcomes, John Kasaona and Patricia Skyer focus on best practices and local capacity building, as well as lessons in donor coordination and the potential for scalable success of the Namibia Program. As a platform for development cooperation, the Namibia programs also demonstrates the opportunity for the Millennium Challenge Corporation to build on the progress of USAID investment through a synergy of business interest and conservation.
Views: 218 ICCFoundation
Poor development in the Horn of Africa
 
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Extreme poverty and frequent natural disasters are a constant feature of life in northern Kenya and across the Horn of Africa. But continuous poor development and local conflict are worsening the already grim situation. Natural hazards such as droughts and floods continue to pose life-threatening challenges to the communities in this region, most of who depend on livestock for their sustenance. Impacts of droughts are particularly severe because in the current conditions the communities cannot cope with the stress exerted on the resources and are highly vulnerable to the harsh conditions.
Forestry and Natural Resources at Cal Poly
 
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Cal Poly NRM, Forestry and Natural Resources Management Major. B.S. Degree promotional video.
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A Holistic Approach to Conservation in Africa: Interview with Michel Masozera
 
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Gund Institute Alumni and Staff, Conservation Finance Wildlife Conservation Society A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: uvm.edu/​giee/
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The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa
 
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The Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource for policy-related issues on Africa. An undertaking by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Makerere University (MAK), and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Africa Portal offers open access to a suite of features including an online library collection; a resource for opinion and analysis; an experts directory; an international events calendar; and a mobile technology component—all aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa's current policy issues. A key feature to the Africa Portal is the online library collection holding over 2,500 books, journals, and digital documents related to African policy issues. The entire online repository is open access and available for free full-text download. A portion of the digital documents housed in the library have been digitized for the first time as an undertaking of the Africa Portal project. Facilitating new digitization projects is a core feature of the Africa Portal, which aims to improve access and visibility for African research. The Africa Portal is part of the Africa Initiative project.
Ankole Cattle: One of Africa's Disappearing Livestock Breeds?
 
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Daniel Semambo, Director of Uganda's National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank, outlines the issues facing many developing countries as they try to improve their livestock productivity (largely by cross-breeding their native stock with higher-producing exotic breeds) while at the same time they try to stem losses of their native livestock breeds and genes.Hardy Ankole cattle have been part of farming in East Africa for generations. As farmers in Uganda and other countries increasingly cross-breed the Ankole with exotic, less disease and drought-resistant animals, fewer and fewer pure-bred Ankole remain.Daniel Semambo in this film makes the case for conserving this and other important animal genetic resources of Africa.
Natural Resources Youth Camp
 
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The Mussel Creek Hunting Club became home to 30 6th graders this week for the 15th annual Natural Resources Camp. Kids learn everything about the great out doors from how to trap an animal to which animals they should steer clear of. The camp is a 3 day event and free of charge for campers. Students were nominated and selected from each school in Butler County to attend the camp. Forester, Paul Hudgins, says it's important for kids to learn other ways to spend their free time. "There's no video games, no cell phones, no TV. It's 3 days where they can be removed from all the electronics," says Hudgins. Most kids say they aren't ready to leave but the camp comes to an end Wednesday afternoon.
Views: 614 CBS8News
Fight over natural resources
 
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Small college project I did couple of days ago with two friends of mine. Writing+Filming+Editing in only 12 hours. Supposed to be funny.
Views: 854 Pedram Vossoughi
EP Subcommittee Hearing on Human Rights in the DRC: Natural Resources
 
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A speaker at the European Parliament Sub Committee on Human Rights highlights how the vast mineral wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo fuels the conflict in the DRC.
Views: 211 moekasomo
Sierra Leone 2; Poverty.mov
 
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Alhaji Kamara talks about what it is like to live in one of Freetown's slums and about loosing two of his children to preventable illnesses. Sierra Leone is a country that despite riches in natural resources such as diamond is considered the poorest country in the world. Sierra Leone struggles with poverty, a lack of proper healthcare, infrastructure, education, clean water and proper nutrition. The country has the highest child mortality rate in the world, 28% of the children die before they are five years old.
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