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Africa's Natural Resources
Africa is rich in natural resources, but tensions abound related to how they should be used and governed.
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  • Pub Date: Nov 14, 2013
  • SAIIA Podcast 18: Dryland Forests in Africa
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  • Close to half of the African continent is covered by dryland forests and these ecosystems support the livelihoods of more than 60 per cent its citizens. However, we underestimate the value of dryland forests and SAIIA Researcher Mari-Lise Du Preez explains why they are essential to conserving the environmental.

    We asked her:
    • What is the importance of dryland forests?
    • What are the challenges in this sector?
    • What examples emerged from her research that illustrates the need for better management of dryland forests?
    • What are her suggestions for moving the issue of dryland to the top of the policy agenda?

    This is number 21 in a series of video interviews by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). For the full list of podcasts and video interviews visit http://www.saiia.org.za
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  • Pub Date: Dec 13, 2012
  • Podcast 8: Leading researchers on Key Issues for Governing Africa's Resources
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  • Alex Benkenstein, a senior researcher with SAIIA, speaks with leading researchers about the effective governance of Africa’s natural resources.
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