Linkages between community, environmental, and conflict management: Experiences from Northern Kenya

Guyo O. Haro, Godana J. Doyo, John G. McPeak

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

Abstract

There is increasing interest in community-based approaches to the management of natural resources in Africa. Pastoral areas present particular challenges and opportunities to community-based management programs. We consider an example where there are multiple definitions of the community that uses a resource, and these definitions are both nested and overlapping. Working at multiple levels of social organization and in multiple sites was critical for overall program success. We find addressing conflict can be a measure to address resource scarcity. We conclude noting signs that reduced insecurity has established the preconditions under which sustainable resource management can be accomplished.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-299
Number of pages15
JournalWorld Development
Volume33
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Community management
  • Conflict management
  • Pastoralism
  • Resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Linkages between community, environmental, and conflict management: Experiences from Northern Kenya'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this