Godwell Nhamo & Ekpe Inyang. Framework and Tools for Environmental
Management in Africa. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2011, 231 p., ISBN 978-2-86978-321-8
The 21st century qualifies as one in which humanity raised environmental
decay, especially climate change, as a key global concern requiring urgent political attention. The book Framework and Tools for Environmental Management in Africa is written from this perspective. It provides researchers from different disciplines including environmental sciences, engineering, commerce, planning, education, agriculture and law, as well as NGOs, government officials, policy makers and researchers, with a platform to engage with concerns relating to sustainable environmental management in this epoch. Topics covered include global landmarks for environmental governance, environmental management on African agenda, sustainability reporting, environmental impact assessment and public participation as well as environmental education. These remain viable in the African set-up where major development projects in mining and agriculture require greater scrutiny. With a collection of both revision and critical reflection questions, carefully constructed by authors with significant experiences from institutions of higher learning across Africa, readers will find this publication a valuable addition to their shelves.
Godwell Nhamo is a Programme Manager for the Chair in Business and Climate Change hosted by the Institute for Corporate Citizenship (ICC) at the University of South Africa (Unisa), which is sponsored by Exxaro Resources Ltd. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University and did his postdoctoral work with the University of Witwatersrand. Dr Nhamo has great interests in business
and climate change as well as environmental management and policy. Some of his current responsibilities are in teaching, research and training in corporate citizenship, sustainability sciences as well as business and climate change.
Ekpe Inyang is a Chevening scholar. He hails from the Korup ethnic group of Cameroon and holds an MSc degree in environmental studies obtained from the University of Strathclyde, UK. His early childhood experiences in some Korup rainforest communities influenced his education and orientation which have spurred him to become a powerful advocate of conservation. He is a dramatist and poet with great passion for nature, and has worked in different capacities with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-UK), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS-US), and Pan African Institute for Development–West Africa (PAID-WA) in Cameroon. His areas of interest are environment and development issues, gender equality, and good governance.