This programme explores ways of strengthening the governance of environment and natural resources to ensure inclusive, sustainable and equitable development in Africa. Driven by the fact that most African countries are dependent on natural resources, we believes that democratizing access, control and management of natural resources in Africa will ultimately result into sustainable peace and development. Our research covers extractives; energy and the green economy; ecosystems governance; climate change; land acquisition and resettlement frameworks; and forest governance. The programme work towards sustainable utilisation of environment and natural resources through:
- strengthening governance frameworks and practices that support sustainable management and utilization of environment and natural resources;
- empowering local communities to demand for transparency, accountability and equity in the management of environment and natural resource.