Tests and evaluates whether two information-gathering techniques -- GIS and PRA -- can be integrated to help local organizations prepare better rural development plans and make better decisions about managing their resources.
Lessons from a case study of Cameroon
This brief highlights the incentives that provide an opportunity for legislators to effectively perform as well as the disincentives which impede the legislator’s effectiveness regarding the representation of their consituents' environmental needs.
Assessing the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Analyzes the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from late August to early September 2002.
Providing telecommunications to poor communites in South Africaby -
Attempts at Combining Social Purpose and Sustainable Business
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
This joint USAID/WRI Information Working Group for Africa report on three West African countries concludes that benefits can be gained from the use of modern information technologies in environmental planning and in managing natural resources.
Increased investment and trade by Transnational Logging Companies in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
Documents through maps and indicators the current and historic extent of logging in Cameroon along with the key actors -- companies and individuals -- engaged in this activity.
Provides an overview of logging activities within Gabon's forests and summarizes Gabon's forestry law and tax system....