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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

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The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report: What's in it for Africa?
Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This executive summary highlights that Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt. It argues that climate change will have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction wi...
On-farm treatment options for wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge with special reference to West Africa
B. Keraita; P. Drechsel; A. Klutse; O.O. Cofie / International Water Management Institute, 2014
This paper focuses on the on-farm treatment of waste water, particularly in West Africa, and argues that while although it can hardly replace conventional treatment, it can contribute to risk reduction, especially if combined with oth...
What next after lapse of amnesty: views from Nwoya district reconciliation and peace team
J. Shewan / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is focusing on peace and security developments in Northern Uganda, and with the recent announcement of the lapse of Part II of the Amnesty Act, RLP is assessing the impact this development will have on st...
Ownership, resettlement and accountability: the Elegu land dispute in Northern Uganda: a situational analysis
O.D. Barnabas; I.R. Jahn / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
This report presents the key findings and recommendations of research on the land conflict in Elegu, Adjumani and Amuru district, Uganda, conducted by Refugee Law Project (RLP). The report indicates that the dispute is playing out bet...
Situation brief: border or ownership question: the Apaa land dispute
O.D. Barnabas / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
This brief entail issues relating to resettlement, land ownership, and boundary dispute between Amuru and Adjumani districts in Uganda. The brief particularly addresses the current land dispute playing out in Apaa village between the ...
Situation brief: impact of floods in Acholi-sub-region and the implications for post-conflict recovery
J. Odong / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
This briefing paper presents preliminary findings and analysis pertaining to 2012 floods within Acholi sub-region, Uganda. The paper notes that the post armed-conflict era has witnessed several new conflict dynamics and emergin...
Re-examining peace and economic recovery in northern Uganda
O.D. Barnabas; O.B. Kasozi / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
This paper represents a contextual analysis and situational updates relating to peace and economic recovery in Northern Uganda. The paper clarifies that the region is emerging from over two decades of conflict waged between the govern...
“Land and investment”: balancing local and investor interest
O.D. Barnabas; I. Jahn; E. Cody / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
The contextual drivers for land grabbing in Northern Uganda are dependent on the speculative values attached to land and oil-related discoveries and investment opportunities in the region. This paper indicates that land dispute in Nor...
“Challenges of post-conflict recovery!”
O.D. Barnabas; J. Odong / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
This document highlights on issues of Peace Recovery Development Plan (PRDP) and health service delivery in northern Uganda. The report reviews an assessment surrounding the recent influx of asylum seekers and refugees from Sou...
Certificates of customary ownership: a roundtable discussion on perceptions, implications, and challenges with stakeholders from Acholi Sub-region
J. Shewan / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
To elaborate some diverse perceptions surrounding the new initiative “Area Land Committees” (ALCs) in Uganda, the “Refugee Law Project” convened a roundtable discussion with stakeholders from all sectors of soc...
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