Addressing Climate Change and Conflict in Development Cooperation; Experiences from Natural Resource Management Tuareg men shaking hands download

Addressing Climate Change and Conflict in Development Cooperation; Experiences from Natural Resource Management

A report from the Danish Institute for International Studies with input from CARE Denmark, focuses on the links between climate change and conflict, the types of conflict and approaches to conflict prevention. CARE Niger’s Wells for Peace project is featured as a case study, with its main innovation ‘a thoroughly participatory approach in which social agreement amongst key stakeholders and users is reached before the infrastructure – in this case a well – is established.’ The approach is credited with preventing local conflicts that normally result from water initiatives. With conflicts turning violent in the intervention region falling from 56% at baseline to 24% to 0% after 5 years.

  • Countries: Egypt, Kenya, Niger, Sudan
  • Co-authors: Danish Institute for International Studies
  • Published: April 2012

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