Good governance of the environment and natural resources is key to building lasting peace in Sudan, specifically Darfur, according to a UNEP study launched today ahead of the landmark International Donor Conference on Darfur held in Qatar on Sunday.
The report – funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) – looks at the importance of equitable and participatory environmental governance in Sudan, and how other countries across Africa, such as Kenya, Niger, and South Africa, have tried to reduce tension over the environment and improve the management of land, water, forests and other resources.
The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur calls for the “development of a framework for equitable access by various users of land and water resources”. The UNEP report looks at emerging approaches across Africa and presents these to assist Darfur’s efforts towards developing such a framework.
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