Search results “Africa and natural resources” for the 2016
China’s engagement in Africa: From natural resources to human resources
On July 13, 2016, the John L. Thornton China Center and the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at Brookings launched Senior Fellow David Dollar’s new report, “China’s Engagement in Africa: From Natural Resources to Human Resources.” http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/07/13-china-africa-natural-human-resources (transcript available) Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution
Views: 4210 Brookings Institution
Mapping Africa's Natural Resources which holds a Strategic position
The region is full of promise and untapped riches...
Views: 2416 GURU
Conflict as a natural resource | Charles Irvine | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool
Backed by his unique experiences, Charles gives a fascinating perspective into conflict and the power of good that can emerge from the unexpected. During his time as a peace monitor in South Africa at the height of Apartheid, Charles Irvine developed a belief that conflict has the potential to be our greatest natural resource. Since relocating to the UK in 1996 to build “Questions of Difference”, a niche consultancy, he has gone on to inspire more than 40,000 people as a strategic business consultant in over 30 countries. He is driven by his passion for creating environments where groups of people do extraordinary things. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 6829 TEDx Talks
The Utilization of Western NGOs for the Theft of Africa's Vast Resources
The following in an excerpt from a lecture given by Mallence Bart Williams in 2015 (TEDxBerlin). "One thing that keeps me puzzled, despite having studied finance and economics at the world’s best universities, the following question remains unanswered. Why is it that 5,000 units of our currency is worth one unit of your currency where we are the ones with the actual gold reserves? It’s quite evident that the aid is in fact not coming from the West to Africa but from Africa to the Western world. The Western world depends on Africa in every possible way since alternative resources are scarce out here. So how does the West ensure that the free aid keeps coming? By systematically destabilizing the wealthiest African nations and their systems, and all that backed by huge PR campaigns -- leaving the entire world under the impression that Africa is poor and dying and merely surviving on the mercy of the West. Well done Oxfam, UNICEF, Red Cross, Live Aid, and all the other organizations that continuously run multi-million-dollar advertisement campaigns depicting charity porn to sustain that image of Africa globally. Ad campaigns paid for by innocent people under the impression to help, with their donations. While one hand gives under the flashing lights of cameras, the other takes in the shadows. We all know the dollar is worthless, while the Euro is merely charged with German intellect and technology and maybe some Italian pasta. How can one expect donations from nations that have so little? How super sweet of you to come with your colored paper in exchange for our gold and diamonds. But instead you should come empty-handed, filled with integrity and honor. I want to share with you our wealth and invite you to share with us. The perception is that a healthy and striving Africa would not disperse its resources as freely and cheaply, which is logical. Of course, it would instead sell its resources at world market prices, which in turn would destabilize and weaken Western economies established on the post-colonial free-meal system. Last year the IMF reports that six out of 10 of the world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa, measured by their GDP growth. The French Treasury, for example, is receiving about 500 billion dollars year in year out, in foreign exchange reserves from African countries based on Colonial Debt they force them to pay. Former French President Jacques Chirac stated in an interview recently that we have to be honest and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks comes precisely from the exploitation of the African continent. In 2008 he stated that without Africa, France will slide down in the rank of a third-world power. This is what happens in the human world. The world we have created. Have you ever wondered how things work in nature? One would assume that in evolution, the fittest survives. However in nature any species that is overhunting, over-exploiting the resources they depend on as nourishment, natural selection would sooner or later take the predator out, because it upsets the balance." To watch the entire lecture visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfnruW7yERA
Views: 24229 WrongKindofGreen
Natural resources of Africa
Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) Africa has a large quantity of natural resources including diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum and cocoa beans, but also woods and tropical fruits.Much of its natural resources are undiscovered or barely harnessed.Having a low human density, for a long period of time Africa has been colonized by more dynamic groups, exploiting African resources.Some economists have talked about the 'scourge of raw materials', large quantities of rare raw materials putting Africa under heavy pressures and tensions, leading to wars and slow development. This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Africa: 12 Fun Facts about African Continent and Countries
African continent is an incredible place on the planet, which is known for its natural phenomena and beauty, incredible land resources, deposits of minerals and precious metals, cultural diversity of African countries, multinationality and people, who make the future of the continent bright. In order to help children and adults understand African better we have put together a quick interactive video presentation, which is also available in text form here: http://www.presentingfacts.com/2016/04/quick-facts-to-know-about-africa.html In this video we briefly dwelled upon such topics: - the partnership between China and African countries; - the fastest land animals on the planet; - what origin (etymology) of the name Africa; - the variety of ethnic groups and tribes; - the pyramids of Sudan, not as famous as ones in Egypt; - results of the scramble for Africa; - wealth and reserves of precious metals; - language diversity and the longest alphabet; - largest wildlife migration in Serengeti; - incredible water resources – lakes and rivers; - most popular sports and best athletic achievements.
Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo
Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via neighbouring countries like Rwanda. The ore is separated from the sand with a shovel, just like in the old gold-digging days. The price of tin has dropped to 5 euros a kilo in the provincial capital; at least coltan still fetches 20 euros. That is why organisations like Misereor have been demanding for a long time that organisations should be legally obliged to ensure that human rights standards are maintained throughout their supply chain from raw materials to finished product- and to cover the costs of this. In Fungamwaka it’s only the miners who pay for the controls- they earn less. www.misereor.org twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
Views: 53550 Misereor
Natural resources and infrastructure investments in Africa
DIIS Seminar Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 14.00-16.15 Background Despite falling commodity prices, investments into the extraction of natural resources in Africa continue, albeit at a slower pace. Not only are new mining and oil/gas projects potential sources of revenues for governments. Across the continent they are also linked to large-scale infrastructure projects, often providing the funding for these projects, with important implications for landscapes and livelihoods. By activating and connecting political actors in new ways, from the local to the global, these infrastructural investments reshape existing political orderings. Through presentations of analytical perspectives and empirical case studies this seminar aims to shed light on an emerging research field. Speakers Jana Hoenke, Assistant Professor, University of Groningen (currently, at the University of Edinburgh) Joshua Kirshner, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of York Lars Buur, Associate professor, Roskilde University Morten Blomqvist, Senior Governance Adviser, Oxfam Ibis Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Postdoc, DIIS
Views: 148 DIISpublish
Dont Give Africa Aid. Just Pay Back What you Stole: Barclays Bank and African Poverty
Next time you hear western countries especially England, France, Belgium and Portugal discuss how much money they give in aid, ask when they will pay back what they stole. We will explore how history can help us answer the following question: Why are the people with the most natural wealth not so well off when the people with the least natural wealth enjoy the highest standards of living? http://www.globalblackhistory.com/2016/04/dont-give-africa-aid-pay-back-stole.html
Views: 12339 GlobalBlackHistory
Hello Africa-african natural resources and mining by Meseret Asmare :on AMHARA TV
Hello Africa-african natural resources and mining by Meseret Asmare :on AMHARA TV
Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries in Africa
#africatop10 Africa is blessed with many natural resources like gold, oil, diamonds, cobalt, iron, copper, uranium, silver, bauxite, cocoa beans and petroleum. Unfortunately, the standard of living of many people in the continent is deplorable. Transparency International has been publishing the corruption perceptions index (CPI) since the turn of the new millennium. If a country has a CPI of 100 it is very clean. If the score is 0, then the country is highly corrupt. Here is our 10 Most Corrupt Countries in Africa Sources: 1.https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2016 2. https://www.transparency.org/ 3 http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-11-29-how-africans-want-to-stop-corruption 4. http://listwand.com/2017/04/top-25-most-corrupt-countries-in-africa/ 5. http://www.africanvault.com/ Music credit: http://www.bensound.com Have an idea for an African top 10 video? Leave them in the comment section below. Subscribe for more videos -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Thanks for watching 2nacheki the biggest African channel on Youtube from #Africa . All our videos are aimed at Educating, Informing, Reviewing, Criticizing & Ranking everything #African. Our content includes: #africanews #africalist #Africanpopculture #Africaentertainment #Afrcicanmusic #Africanculture #Africanpolitics & #Panafricanism Support #2nacheki here PayPal: http://bit.ly/help2nacheki Patreon: http://bit.ly/support2nacheki We have written permission to use the majority of content found on this channel by the content owners themselves and do not infringe on any copyrighted content knowingly. As for the other content on this channel we assure you it is strictly only used under Fair Use. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Email us [email protected] for ads partnership, collabos, sponsorship or content issues. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 115510 2nacheki
TOP 10 Countries with Most Natural Resources in the World
Welcome to our channel.You are watching TOP 10 Countries with Most Natural Resources in the World. Here the country name list and total cost: 1 Russia: Coal, oil, gold, gas and timber-$75.7 trillions 2 United States: Natural gas, gold, copper and oil-$45 trillion 3 Saudi Arabia: Gas, timber and oil-$34.4 trillions 4 Canada: Uranium, timber, oil, phosphate and gas-$33.2 trillion 5 Iran: Natural gas and oil-$27.3 trillions 6 China: Coal & timber-$23 trillion 7 Brazil: Gold and uranium-$21.8 trillions 8 Australia: Coal, iron ore, timber and copper-$19.9 trillion 9 Iraq: Oil & natural gas -$15.9 trillions 10 Venezuela: Iron, oil and natural gas -$14.3 trillin ================================================================================= Connected With Our Social Media Facebook https://web.facebook.com/viralmediateam1/ Twitter https://twitter.com/viralmediateam1 Wordpress https://viralmediateam1.wordpress.com/ Blog http://viralmediateam.blogspot.com/ Reddit https://www.reddit.com/user/viralmediateam1/ ================================================================================= If you like our videos,please subscribe our channel. Thanks for watching.
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Morocco exploiting its biggest natural resource | Business
Pure sunshine. It's an endless natural resource which Morocco aims to exploit. By 2020 Morocco wants renewables to supply 40 percent of its needs. German companies also hope to benefit. More Business: http://www.dw.com/en/program/business/s-30478-9798
Views: 887 DW News
African Development Bank working on empowering African countries' natural resource sectors
On the sidelines of the Africa 2016 business forum in Sharm el Sheikh. Yasser met with Pietro Toigo the Chief Macro Economist at the African Development bank. He spoke about the latest projects by the bank in africa and impediments facing the bank in its quest to help development in the continent
Views: 1221 CGTN Africa
WEBCAST Session: Natural resources and biodiversity in China and Africa in the new global context
Session 3 on 'Natural resources and biodiversity in China and Africa in the new global context.' Presenters: Xiaoxue Weng (DEGRP) Ross Harvey (SAIIA) Chair: Roger Calow (ODI) Discussant: Yushan Wu (SAIIA) This took place at a joint SAIIA/DEGRP workshop on 'China-Africa: a maturing relationship? Growth, change and resilience,' on 3 December 2015. The workshop brought together researchers from DEGRP's China-Africa research stream and SAIIA, as well as other participants from academia and the private sector, to discuss key issues influencing Sino-African relations. More details: http://www.saiia.org.za/events/china-africa-a-maturing-relationship-change-continuity-and-resilience
Journalists on lessons in Natural resource governance in Africa
Effective reporting on the extractive sector requires in-depth knowledge and experiences. It is in line with this that some selected journalists from Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda with interest in extractive sector reporting have assembled in Dar Es Salaam for a two-week media training on the extractives, under the auspices of the Natural Resource Governance Institute. Days into the training, it is becoming clear to participants on the striking limitations and differences in laws and fiscal policy regulations on natural resources governance among mineral-rich African countries. Some participating journalists highlighted areas of policy lessons countries can learn.
Views: 70 Akwasi Agyei Annim
How Rwanda attracts Chinese money and migrants without the lure of natural resources
Quartz's Africa correspondent Lily Kuo recently returned from a reporting assignment to Rwanda where she discovered a very different side of China's engagement in Africa. After all, Rwanda lacks many of the resources and large markets that other African states use to attract Chinese investment. Lily joins Eric & Cobus to discuss why Rwanda is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese money and migrants.
Africa - Adjusted Savings: Natural Resources Depletion - Time Lapse
Based on the data freely available at data.worldbank.org
Security, Development, and Natural Resources - Bernard Harborne
Bernard Harborne, Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, addresses the topic of "National Security Strategies: Identifying and Managing Resources" before an audience of security sector professionals from across Africa, as part of the Africa Center's annual Senior Leaders Seminar.
Street Life In Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa with a lot of natural resources but yet still is one of the poorest country's in the world. It is a former British Colony known as the Lion Mountain. Sierra Leone is one of the country's in Sub Sahara Africa that has suffered so much. First is the 12years rebel war that left the country in total destructions, economic destability, lower life expentancy, increase in child Mortality and recently one of the issues the country is facing after the deadly Ebola outbreak is the increase in teenage prostitution and how the police uses the law to abuse this young girls. I set out to find out why?
Views: 136502 Artefact Magazine
Tanzania bets on exploiting its mineral resources
Tanzania's President John Magufuli says he wants to tighten the country's mining laws to ensure big businesses pay enough tax. The president told journalists that natural resources could make Tanzania a middle-income country if Tanzania got the most out of its minerals. Dan Ashby reports.
Views: 1236 CGTN Africa
poverty natural resource
this video is created in order to fill the assessment of EMG4103 Natural Resources Management
Natural Resource Management in the Congo : Opportunities & Challenges by Théodore Tréfon
CERIS Interview Théodore Tréfon (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Head of Research Contemporary History and General Scientific Section-Tervueren) : Natural Resource Management in the Congo: Opportunities & Challenges New book - Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty : http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=29521c78cf974b6618d2715b4&id=5b0e6b636d
Views: 79 CERIS-Official
Inside South Africa’s Trade Strategy
Africa: New study on South Africa's economy: How will trade agreements affect the South African economy? What happens for example if China and the Pacific Community agree on a major trade deal like the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific ? And what are the economics behind this? Before the financial crisis of 2008, South Africa experienced a long stretch of high positive economic growth. This growth has declined drastically over the last seven years and has most recently flat lined at not much more than one percent. This is in part due to South Africa’s heavy reliance on raw material exports to China, where growth has started to decrease as well. An Asian free trade agreement such as the FTAAP could restart South African growth. But would this present a sustainable solution to countries in Africa? Watch Part 1: Does Africa have the right trade policy for sustainable growth? Pt. 1 https://youtu.be/1QFk708OvnM Check out our new study on African Trade integration and our latest blog post on the topic on https://ged-project.de/topics/international-trade/changes_in_global_value_chains/jumpstarting-south-africas-economy/
Views: 10484 GEDProject
Useful for CBSE, ICSE, NCERT & International Students Grade 6 Subject: Science Lesson : GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT Topic: MINERALS AS A NATURAL RESOURCE Minerals provide the material used to make most of the things of industrial- based society; roads, cars, computers, fertilizers, etc. Demand for minerals is increasing world wide as the population increases and the consumption demands of individual people increase. The mining of earth’s natural resources is, there¬fore accelerating, and it has accompanying environmental consequences. Visit www.oztern.com to find personalized test preparation solutions for Pre Medical - AIPMT, AIIMS, JIPMER, State, Pre Engineering - IIT JEE, JEE MAIN, BITSAT, State and Foundations - Class 6 to 10.
Views: 664 CBSE
Africa - Total Natural Resources Rents - Timelapse
Based on the data freely available at data.worldbank.org
AU holds high level meeting on conflicts related to natural resources
The AU peace and security council held a high level open session on natural resources and conflicts in Africa. The spotlight went on Sierra Leone and Liberia for conflicts fuelled by blood diamonds. DR Congo was also mentioned as an example
Views: 166 CGTN Africa
Africa exploitation by the west. Mallence Bart Williams TEDX
Birthplace of mankind, richest continent on earth and home to the most beautiful people this world will ever know; It's heartbreaking that Africa suffers when we are inherently so rich. Find the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfnruW7yERA&t=46s
Views: 30035 David Mwangi
Useful for CBSE, ICSE, NCERT & International Students Grade: 4 Subject: EVS Lesson: NATURAL RESOURCES Natural resources are the raw materials supplied by the earth and its processes and include things in the physical environment used for housing, clothing, heating, cooling, transportation and to meet other human wants and needs. Common uses of natural resources are everywhere. Visit www.oztern.com to find personalized test preparation solutions for Pre Medical - AIPMT, AIIMS, JIPMER, State, Pre Engineering - IIT JEE, JEE MAIN, BITSAT, State and Foundations - Class 6 to 10.
Views: 264731 CBSE
Geography and Economic Growth
If you look at the African continent, perhaps the first word to come to mind is "enormous." And that's true. You could fit most of the United States, China, India, and a lot of Europe, into Africa. But if you compare Africa to Europe, Europe has two to three times the length of coastline that Africa has. But what does coastline length have to do with anything? Well, coasts mean access to water. As benign as water might seem, it’s a major driver of economic growth. Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, argued that access to water reduced the cost of trade, and gave merchants access to larger markets. These larger markets incentivized specialization and innovation. These twin processes ultimately spurred trade activity, and consequently, economic growth. As an end result, civilization tended to grow wherever trade was easiest. If you want proof of this, think of a few major cities. Look at Istanbul, New York, Venice, Hong Kong, London, and similar areas. What do they all have in common? They all sit near a major coast or a major river. In contrast, look at some of the poorest areas in the world—places like Kampala, or Pointe-Noire. These places are all landlocked. Since goods are easier to transport over water than over land, trade in landlocked areas is more expensive. And what happens when trade is more expensive? It becomes harder to spark economic growth. What this all means is economic growth is not only affected by a country’s rules and institutions, but by a country’s natural blessings, or natural hindrances, too. The effects of geography on growth cannot be discounted. Macroeconomics Course: http://bit.ly/1R1PL5x Ask a question about the video: http://bit.ly/1QEP6wS Next video: http://bit.ly/1Q0UHtM Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/HpAt/
If Nigeria Is So Rich, Why Is It So Poor?
They call it the Curse of Riches. Although the African continent is blessed with gold, diamonds, oil, coltan, bauxite, uranium, iron ore and other valuable resources, its inhabitants have long numbered among the world’s poorest. While a few sub-Saharan African nations are doing relatively well, most are mired in poverty. That a continent’s abundant natural resources can in so many cases have so little effect on its people’s quality of life over so many years is one of the great mysteries surrounding the grouping of 49 nations located south of the Sahara desert. It is particularly vexing to the many international organizations, foreign governments and private groups that have been trying since the era of independence to promote regional development, food production, education, better housing, health care, improved infrastructure, jobs and economic growth. Although more than five decades have passed since the end of colonial times, African governments often still appear clueless when it comes to lifting their people from extreme poverty. Change can seem impossible. Everyone seems to have a pet explanation for this tragic phenomenon, citing pervasive corruption, dysfunctional democratic institutions and justice systems, greedy multinational corporations, shady local and international elites, incompetent or ineffective international aid agencies, resource wars waged by domestic militias as well as outside armies and the vestiges of colonialism
Views: 2382 Mirror African TV
The newly in-demand natural resource that could boost Bolivia's economy
The Latin American nation of Bolivia is undergoing some significant changes in its political and economic scene. Its financial growth has been stable for the last decade, and with the world’s biggest reserve for a newly-craved resource, the future is not looking dim.
Views: 948 CGTN America
Africa's manufacturing sector to become globally competitive
Africa's manufacturing sector is positioned to become globally competitive. After decades of exporting it's natural resources and importing processed goods, some African governments are pushing for more home-grown industrial solutions. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 2760 SABC Digital News
Top 10 Richest African Countries 2016
► Please Remember to Subscribe! ► https://goo.gl/P5ZUPk ► Follow me on Twitter: https://goo.gl/el5pYm ► Facebook: https://goo.gl/XflDvj ----------------------------------------­----- Top 10 Richest African Countries 2016. Everybody has desire to travel some beautiful places or countries of the world, so in this vast Universe Africa is known as one of the beautiful continents, therefore this has also some richest countries as that of other European or Asian countries, these are called so far as richest because soil of some of these countries is rich in oil producing. So this continents is second largest in the world with respect to area after Asia which is biggest in the Universe, therefore about 54 countries are located in this region but as talk about population, this is also most populated too. But there are many poor countries too in this continent in spite of large natural resources, so there is so much weak policy to utilize these resources so lot of work is required to maintain level of education and economics like that of countries in this list. 10: Algeria 9: Namibia 8: Tunisia 7: Libya 6: South Africa 5: Mauritius 4: Botswana 3: Gabon 2: Equatorial Guinea 1: Seychelles ----------------------------------------­----- Music: NCS Tobu - Mesmerize [NCS Release] goo.gl/9ea0rM Tobu - Hope [NCS Release] goo.gl/OCZ29I Jim Yosef - Firefly [NCS Release] goo.gl/thAejg ----------------------------------------­----- Thanks for watching!
Views: 44316 World Top 10
Eritrea looks to mining to boost economic growth
The global rout in commodity prices has not deterred Eritrea from venturing into the once lucrative sector. The horn of Africa nation expects to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash as it digs itself out of slowing economic growth.
Views: 79785 CGTN Africa
Geography of the Middle East
This presentation discusses the geography of Middle East in particular the importance of its vast natural resources like water and oil.
Views: 20375 Gregory Decina
Natural resource management in Liberia
In Liberia we are empowering communities to resolve conflicts about natural resources peacefully. In this video our Programme Manager Joseph Yarsiah visits Massakpa in Grand Cape Mount, where there are tensions with a local company over access to clean water.
Views: 958 InternationalAlert
AFRICA RISING by Lovejoy Kisali
For the whole world and all of Africa, Africa is beautiful, Africa is rich, in natural resources, cultural diversity and it is rising everyday...
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Gabon exploits natural resources through new zoning programme
Gabon is a country bestowed with 22 million hectares of forest, out of which 12.5 million has logging potential. The most important species, representing more than 25 per cent of the resources is Okume - undoubtedly the best quality timber used to manufacture plywood and railway sleepers. No wonder, timber, of late, has emerged the most significant sector from Gabon's economic point of view. It provides employment for as many as 28 per cent of Gabon's population, a fact that reflects the ava… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/28/gabon-exploits-natural-resources-through-new-zoning-programme Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Conflict Over Natural Resources
This Lecture talks about Conflict Over Natural Resources
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The High Road: Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Inspired by the Coast to Coast trail in England or the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Berkshire Natural Resources Council is acting on a vision to create a completely hike-able Berkshires. That means you can hike to a cafe in a village and then walk to a bed and breakfast to stay the night. The Council is working to keep land to connect to a network of trails for continued use throughout the Berkshires.
Long-term Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs)—state-owned investment vehicles that are often funded with revenue from oil or other natural resources—have been on the rise in Africa. At least 14 African countries currently have SWFs and, with recent discoveries of oil and gas, another 10 or so countries are in the process of establishing them. SWFs play an important role in economic stabilization, saving for future generations, and pursuing long-term development, all critical goals for many African countries. This event will explore the rise of SWFs in Africa, including their different roles, their governance and management, and how well SWFs have performed toward achieving their long-term development, economic stabilization, and savings goals. Key questions include: What impact has the decline in oil prices had on Africa SWFs? What key lessons and best practices have been learned from the performance, governance, and management of existing SWFs? To what extent have the Santiago Principles been applied to African SWFs? What are the prospects for African SWFs? And, what recommendations can be made to more effectively manage SWFs and support long-term sustainable development in Africa? Please join the Wilson Center Africa Program and Brown Capital Management for Long-term Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds, part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum series on June 14, 2016 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Wilson Center’s 6th floor auditorium. A public reception will follow the event, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Launched in September 2015, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum provides a premier platform for substantive and solutions-oriented dialogue on key trade, investment, and development issues in Africa, and in U.S.-Africa relations. Convening business leaders and policymakers, as well as subject matter experts from the United States and Africa, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum sponsors a series of public events designed to support the development of economic engagement and policy options that advance mutually beneficial economic relations between Africa and the United States. The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum is made possible by the generous support of Brown Capital Management.
Views: 505 WoodrowWilsonCenter