ZEF theme: Governance, conflicts and natural resources

Governance, conflicts and natural resources

Collective decision-making and governance as well as the absence of appropriate governance structures have a tremendous impact on development processes.

The assessment of centralized as well as decentralized, functional, organizational and segmentary forms of governance arrangements is pivotal in addressing the challenges of natural resources management, including the prevention and management of conflicts. Moreover, inequality is a major concern calling for inclusive development approaches.

The sustainable use and management of natural resources are the major linking elements between this and the other research areas.

News

New ZEF-led program trains experts in West Africa
January 22, 2018.

 Germany's Federal Foreign Office and the DAAD promote sustainable rural transformation with 1.8 million euros: ZEF has initiated and will run the new "West African Center for Sustainable Rural Transformation" to strengthen research and education in development planning, agricultural economics and aspects of renewable energy and irrigated agriculture in Africa.

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Videos

Bioeconomy, Biomass and Biologizing the economy - Joachim von Braun

BiomassNet inauguration and networking meeting at the FIW in Bonn

July 12, 2017 | 15:00 h - 18:00 h