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Introduction: Environmental Planning, Policies and Politics in Eastern and Southern Africa
M. A. Mohamed Salih

National Environmental Management in Ethiopia: in Seard1 of People's Space
Shibru Tedla and Kifle Lemma

National Resource Management Policies in Kenya: The Politics Within
Wellington Nguya Wamicha and Justus lnonda Mwanje

Environmental Management in Malawi: Lessons from Failure
Welbon M. Kasweswe Mwafongo and Mesheck L. M. Kapila

Envirorunental Management in Lesoilic: The Limitations of Legal Instruments
Makoala V. Marake and Polile A. Molumeli

Effectiveness of Environmental Planning n Sudan
Hassan Ahmed Abdel AU and Nadir Mohamed Awad

National Environmental Polices in Tanzania: Processes and Politics
Raphael B. B. Mwalyosi and Hussein Sosovele

Environmental Management in Uganda: A Critique
Hannington Sengendo and Paul K. Musali

Environmental Conservation Planning in Zambia
Davison D. Theo and Harry N. Chabwela

Desertification and Environmental Management in Botswana
Michael B. Kwesi Darkoh


Assesses the scope and performance of politics, policies and planning in environmental and natural resources management in Eastern and Southern Africa, with chapters that analyze the experiences in nine countries in the region and that highlight a lack of policies, a lack of resources to effectively implement policies, fragmented policies or agencies' mandates, incoherent overall approaches, a lack of participation in policy formulation and subsequent ownership of policies, and other constraints that have plagued development efforts; the belief that understanding the impediments to formulating and implementing adequate policies will help in tearing down these barriers; and the importance of developing, polishing, adapting and implementing policies and instruments in a way that does justice to the specifics of the contexts in which they are to re applied. The chapters are titled: "Environmental planning, policies and politics in Eastern and Southern Africa", "National environmental management in Ethiopia: In search of people's space", "National resource management policies in Kenya: The politics within", "Environmental management in Malawi: Lessons from failure", "Environmental management in Lesotho: The limitations of legal instruments", "Effectiveness of environmental planning in Sudan", "National environmental policies in Tanzania: Processes and politics", "Environmental management in Uganda: A critique", "Environmental conservation planning in Zambia", and "Desertification and environmental management in Botswana".


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