Capacity Building for Sustainable Development

Edited by Valentine James
May 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    15th May 2018
  • ISBN 9781780646169
  • Language English
  • Pages 316 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & tables

Capacity building is a topic of intense focus in many industrialized countries. This book explores the theoretical underpinnings of capacity building to sustain the natural, cultural and human resources of communities. It reviews the extensive literature on capacity-building strategies and policies and examines the implications of sustainable development in communities around the world. The book's approach is both theoretical and applied. It offers methods of operationalizing sustainable development and sustainability theories and explores capacity building methods at different levels of government. Successful practices in non-governmental and governmental agency roles are examined. By considering the path towards embracing whole, or partial, sustainability, it provides a comprehensive analysis and examination of how to build capacity in tackling many development problems, especially those linked to infrastructure accumulation and land-use development. Contributors shed light on the overall impact of globalization and many concepts related to sustainable development and sustainability of the economic socio-cultural and environmental systems. This book:

- Examines the links between environment and sustainable development;
- Provides models for capacity building;
- Considers the role of globalization in sustainable development;
- Renders a theoretical and applied examination of the issues;
- Provides multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

This book is recommended for research libraries, for graduate studies in economic development, sustainable development, environmental management; and undergraduate studies relating to developing and emerging countries. It is also useful for government officials, researchers, decision makers and policy analysts involved in sustainable development.

1: Building the Capacities of Developing Countries to Protect the Environment
2: Operationalizing Concepts of Sustainable Development in Africa
3: Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Shortage: A Brief Analysis of the African Condition
4: Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Imperatives of Capacity Building
5: Understanding Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
6: The Link Between Environment and Development
7: Capacity Building for Environmental Impact Analysis in Nigeria
8: The Effect of Traditional Land Management Methods on Crop Yield in Betem, Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State Nigeria
9: Empowerment of Women and Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century: The Yoruba Women Example
10: Capacity Building and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
11: Business Sector and Global Sustainable Future
12: Empowerment of Women and Sustainable Development
13: Subaltern Hydro-Struggles Against Unsustainable Commercial Diamond-Mining Practices in Chiadzwa, Zimbabwe (2009-2013)
14: Proactive Learning Framework: Educational Model for Capacity-Building and Sustainable Development
15: Can Competitiveness be the Framework for Sustainable Electricity Supply in Nigeria?
16: Energy Production and Consumption for Sustainable Development
17: Climate Change and Coping Strategies for Sustainable Food Production Among Small Scale Farmers in Nigeria
18: Capacity Building for Rural Development in Nigeria: The Case of Rural Road Network
19: Oil, Conflict, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
20: Energy Production and Consumption and Sustainable Development
21: The Challenges of Climate Change on the Livelihood and Sustainable Development of Selected Coastal Communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta (1990-2015)
22: Human Rights Violation in a Bid for Sustainable Development: A Case of Tokwe-Mukosi Dam Construction in Chivi District in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe
23: Relationships of Climate Variability and Change to Development

Valentine James

Valentine James is Professor of Environmental Management, Planning, and Policy at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.