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Natural resource management in West Africa : towards a knowledge management strategy


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Abstract: Sustainable use of natural resources is a key element in the livelihoods of rural people. Especially the poor are often disproportionately affected by environmental degradation: it loosens their production base, makes them vulnerable to health risks, and can result in natural or man-made disasters. Sharing and accumulation of knowledge are important to help rural people make better decisions. This bulletin presents four examples on how projects and organizations in Western Africa deal with the knowledge aspects and capacity development in land resource management. With the ongoing processes of democratic decentralization and privatization, more and more actors are expected to play their role in sustainable resource management. The fragmented landscape of actors has huge consequences for the ways knowledge can be developed and shared. , Sustainable use of natural resources is a key element in the livelihoods of rural people. Especially the poor are often disproportionately affected by environmental degradation: it loosens their production base, makes them vulnerable to health risks, and can result in natural or man-made disasters. Sharing and accumulation of knowledge are important to help rural people make better decisions. This bulletin presents four examples on how projects and organizations in Western Africa deal with the knowledge aspects and capacity development in land resource management. With the ongoing processes of democratic decentralization and privatization, more and more actors are expected to play their role in sustainable resource management. The fragmented landscape of actors has huge consequences for the ways knowledge can be developed and shared.
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Series Title: Bulletin : Development Policy & Practice , Bulletin : Development Policy & Practice
Category: Practice , Practice
Editor: Pol, F. van der , Nederlof, S. , Pol, F. van der , Nederlof, S.
ISBN: 978-94-6022-094-4 , 978-94-6022-094-4
Serial number: 392 , 392
ISSN: 0922-7911 , 0922-7911
Keywords: knowledge management , natural resources , environmental degradation , knowledge management , natural resources , environmental degradation
Language: eng , eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute , KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 87 , 87
Place: Amsterdam , Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT Publishers , KIT Publishers
Year: 2010 , 2010
Region: West Africa , West Africa
Right: © 2010 KIT This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license , © 2010 KIT This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources , Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Natural resource management in West Africa : towards a knowledge management strategy , Natural resource management in West Africa : towards a knowledge management strategy