1st Edition

Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development

Edited By Hany Besada Copyright 2017
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    Bringing together some of the world’s leading thinkers and policy experts in the area of natural resource governance and management in Africa, this volume addresses the most critical policy issues affecting the continent’s ability to manage and govern its precious resources. The narrative of the book is solutions-driven, as experts weigh on specific issues within the context of Africa’s natural resource governance and offer appropriate policy recommendations on how to best manage the continent’s resources. This is a must-read for government policy makers in industrialized economies and, more importantly, in Africa and emerging economies, as well as for academic researchers working in the field, extractive companies operating on the continent, extractive industry and trade associations, and multilateral and donor aid institutions.

    Foreword Mahmoud Mohieldin

    Foreword: African State and Natural Resources Governance in the 21st Century Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Introducton Hany Besada and Kendra Eyben

    Part 1: African Content

    1. The African Mining Vision as a Model for Natural Resources Governance in Africa Antonio Maria Afonso Pedro

    2. Capacity Development for Natural Resource Management: Findings from the 2013 Africa Capacity Indicators Report Kobena T. Hanson

    3. The Other Resource Curse: Extractives as Development Panacea Chris Roberts

    Part 2: Governance Aspects

    4. Natural resources, global economic volatility and Africa’s growth prospects George Kararach and Walter Odihambo

    5. Natural resources, volatility, and African development policy: some agenda for action George Kararach and Walter Odihambo

    6. Local Content Policies, Natural Resource Governance and Development in the Global South Jesse Salah Ovadia

    7. When Nature Becomes a Resource: Spaces of Environmental Protection, Land Management and Development Issues in Francophone Africa Cristina D'Alessandro

    Part 3: Land Management

    8. Sustainable Development of Mineral Commodities in Africa: Challenges and Policies Paulo de Sa

    9. Future Land Grab Solutions? The Evolution and Potential Impact of Public and Private Governance Initiatives at the Global Level Katheryn Anne Brunton, Anni-Claudine Bülles, and Matthew Gaudreau

    10. Winners and Losers, Contestation over Land in the Advent of Oil Exploration in Uganda Pamela K. Mbabazi, Winifred Aliguma, Roberts Muriisa and Medard Twinaatsio

    Part 4: Foreign Policy

    11. Canada and China: Accepting Africa’s Rise Joe Ingram

    12. Russia’s Geostrategic Vision of African Natural Resources Leonid Fituni


    Hany Gamil Besada is Regional Advisor, African Minerals Development Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa; Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa; Research Professor, Carleton University; and also Senior Governance Expert with ACT for Performance in Ottawa, Canada.