Partnerships and Power Games

Natural Resources Governance and Management in the Okavango Delta

Edited by: Lapologang Magole, Alyne Delaney

Volume four of the Defragmenting African Resource Management series is about partnerships and power games in natural resources management as stakeholders compete over environmental goods and services in the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta Management Plan development process-the main arena for negotiating stakes in and access to the Okavango Delta land and water resources-is a battlefield for partnerships and power games. In other natural resource management side events, mini platforms have been created and partnerships formed to negotiate stakes and claim authority and rights over resources. Those with political and economic power and knowledge stand a better chance to win power games, resulting in the 'survival of the most resourced.' This book suggests that the defragmentation of natural resource management through integration at all scales will spread resources and facilitate equity and benefit sharing. (Series: Defragmenting African Resource Management (DARMA), Vol. 4) [Subject: African Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management]

Publication Date: 6/25/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906854