SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF INVOLUNTARY RESETTLEMENT DURING LARGE SCALE WATER INFRUSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF THIKA DAM

World Bank Environment Department’s (WBED) estimates that roughly 10 million people are displaced each year due to infrastructure development construction. Although such projects can bring enormous benefits to countries, they also inflict social and economic costs, which are every so often borne by local citizens of the respective countries. Robinson (2003) points out that millions of people around the world have suffered due to development induced resettlement resulting to loss of assets and livelihood. 

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO FOREST RESOURCE USE CONFLICTS: A CASE OF EBURU FOREST, KENYA

Eburu Forest is a montane forest that forms part of Mau Forest Complex. The aim of the study was to assess factors that contribute to forest resource use conflicts and their manifestation, as well as opportunities for conflict management. Conflicts among stakeholders over access, control or ownership of forest resources are a major impediment to achieving sustainable forest management globally.

EFFECTS OF FOREST RESOURCE USE CONFLICTS ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN ENDERIT FOREST BLOCK IN MAU FOREST COMPLEX, KENYA

This research study, carried out in Enderit forest block in Eastern Mau Forest, sought to establish how forest resource use conflicts affect conservation efforts. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the types of forest resource use conflicts in the forests, identify the stakeholders involved in forest conservation and their focus and examine how the various forest conservation programmes impact sustainable conservation of the forest.

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