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AFRICA’S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

      Did you know that fishing contributes 30% into the GDP of Seychelles? Did you also know that the annual fish production in Ghana is worth approximately $790 million? This story is no different in other African countries where fishing is an economic activity. The amazing fact of them all is that these […]

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CAN MARKETS SAVE AFRICA’S ENVIRONMENT?

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Rio + 20 Summit in 2012 provided an impetus for increased use of markets for solving environmental problems, through the ‘green economy’ mantra to conserve the natural capital of the earth. Market approaches are based on the principle that ecosystem goods and services can be traded hence the development of water, biodiversity, carbon markets […]

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GREEN ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A song that is infamous all over Africa is that of unemployment. Africa’s economic powerhouse South Africa has not been left out of this symphony. The country has over 4.5 million unemployed people and an enormous potential in creating green jobs.  Arthi Sanpath, a journalist from South Africa takes a panoramic view of green growth […]

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AFRICA’S POWERLESS SOLAR POWER

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2012, over 250 billion was invested in renewable energy globally. Less than 2 percent of this was in Africa. A continent that prides itself to having an abundance of resources (both renewable and non-renewable) trails in the exploitation of said resources. Is there a conspiracy to make sure that Africa lags behind while the […]

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GREENPRINT FOR LAMU PORT

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Touted as Africa’s next Dubai, development of Lamu Port is well underway but still in its incipient stages. This will open up the seemingly neglected Northern parts of Kenya to an array of economic and development activities, but at what cost? Bwakali’s article introduces an alternative approach to the conventional project implementation design that takes […]

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Green Growth

| January 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The concept of “green growth” is one which has understandable political currency, highlighted by its prominence in this year’s Rio+20 meeting hosted by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. In promising to reconcile the goals of low-carbon and sustainable development with other valued outcomes — such as job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth […]

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