Community development

Reconceptualising Democratic Local Governance in the Niger Delta

Upphovsperson: Ebobrah, Solomon T.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation |
År: 2011
Ämnesord: Nigeria, Niger Delta, Federalism, Public administration, Decentralization, Local government, Governance, Democratization, Social participation, petroleum resources, Resource allocation, Community development, Political science, Statsvetenskap
This Discussion Paper critically examines local governance in the Niger Delta and its relevance to the search for inclusive and sustainable conflict-resolution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It critiques the existing local government system and explores the possibility of reconceptualising local governance along more inclusive, accountable and participatory lines that would institutionalise democracy, development and peace at the grassroots or community level in the troubled oil-rich region. Its originality lies in its departure from top-down perspectives, and its refocusing of attention on the oft-neglected local sites of conflict and under development. The paper will appeal to scholars, policy actors and development planners with a particular interest in developments at the African grassroots level.

Culture and development : the popular theatre approach in Africa

Upphovsperson: Mlama, Penina Muhando
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1991
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Africa, Theatre, Community development, Social participation, History, Post war, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
"The Popular Theatre movement in Africa is a response to a history that has undermined people's genuine participation in the development process." With these words Penina Mlama opens the exciting survey in this book of different attempts at creating a truly Popular Theatre in the third World in general, and in Africa in particular. The author who is a writer and academic in Tanzania draws heavily on her own involvement in this cultural-political movement.