Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

TitleLivelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsYoung, Helen, and Lisa Goldman
Number of Pages518
PublisherEarthscan
CityNew York, U.S.A.
Abstract

Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of war-torn populations to survive and recover. This book explores how natural resource management initiatives in more than twenty countries and territories have supported livelihoods and facilitated post-conflict peacebuilding. Case studies and analyses identify lessons and opportunities for the more effective design of interventions to support the livelihoods that depend on natural resources, from land to agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and protected areas. The book also explores larger questions about how to structure livelihoods assistance as part of a coherent, integrated approach to post-conflict redevelopment. Livelihoods, natural resources, and post-conflict peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six books of case studies and analyses, with contributions from practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. [From the publisher.]

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Managing natural resources for livelihoods: supporting post-conflict communities, by Helen Young and Lisa Goldman.
Social identity, natural resources, and peacebuilding, by Arthur Green.
Swords into plowshares?: accessing natural resources and securing agricultural livelihoods in rural Afghanistan, by Alan Roe.
Forest resources in Cambodia's transition to peace: lessons for peacebuilding, by Srey Chanthy and Jim Schweithelm.
Post-tsunami Aceh: Successful peacemaking, uncertain peacebuilding, by Michael Renner.
Manufacturing peace in "no man's land": livestock and access to natural resources in the Karimojong Cluster of Kenya and Uganda, by Jeremy Lind.
Resolving natural resource conflicts to help prevent war: a case from Afghanistan, by Liz Alden Wily.
Transboundary protected areas: Opportunities and challenges, by Carol Westrik.
Peace park in the Balkans: Cross-border cooperation and livelihood creation through coordinated environmental conservation, by J. Todd Walters.
Mountain gorilla ecotourism: supporting macroeconomic growth and providing local livelihoods, by Miko Maekawa, Annette Lanjouw, Eugene Rutagarama, and Douglas Sharp.
Interface between natural resources and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration: enhancing human security in post-conflict situations, by Glaucia Boyer and Adrienne M. Stork.
From soldiers to park rangers: post-conflict natural resource management in Gorongosa National Park, by Matthew F. Pritchard.
Mitigating conflict in Sierra Leone through mining reform and alternative livelihoods programs for youth, by Andrew Keili and Bocar Thiam.
Linking to peace: using biotrade for biodiversity conservation and peacebuilding in Colombia, by Lorena Jaramillo Castro and Adrienne M. Stork.
Fisheries policies and the problem of instituting sustainable management: the case of occupied Japan, by Harry N. Scheiber and Benjamin Jones.
Developing capacity for natural resource management in Afghanistan: process, challenges, and lessons learned by UNEP, by Belinda Bowling and Asif Zaidi.
Building resilience in rural livelihood systems as an investment in conflict prevention, by Blake D. Ratner.
Improving natural resource governance and building peace and stability in Mindanao, Philippines, by Cynthia Brady, Oliver Agoncillo, Maria Zita Butardo-Toribio, Buenaventura Dolom, and Casimiro V. Olvida.
Commerce in the chaos: bananas, charcoal, fisheries, and conflict in Somalia, by Christian Webersik and Alec Crawford.
Managing natural resources for livelihoods: helping post-conflict communities survive and thrive, by Helen Young and Lisa Goldman.

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