Peacebuilding across Lake Albert
|Titel||Peacebuilding across Lake Albert|
|Typ der Publikation||Book|
|Untertitel / Serientitel||Reinforcing Environmental Cooperation between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo|
|AutorInnen||Houdret, A, Westerkamp, M|
|Anzahl Seiten||27 pp.|
|Verlag||Initiative for Peacebuilding, Regional cooperations on Natural Resources, Environment and Economy Cluster and Adelphi Reserach|
The role of the environment and natural resource management in peacebuilding is particularly important, as it can facilitate trust-building and benefit sharing. The analysis of Lake Albert, shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, shows that peacebuilding opportunities exist even where high-level political agreements are lacking when initiatives integrate and rely on local stakeholders.The study of three domains of environmental interaction (environment and protected area management; water and fishery; energy and oil) reveals that while there is increasing competition and tension around resources, they also offer entry points for trust-building between and within countries. The study concludes with recommendations to donors who should focus on strengthening existing ties between communities, providing opportunities for benefit-sharing from sustainable resource management, and increasing inclusiveness of all stakeholders into local, national and transboundary development processes.