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Dr Magnus Chidi Onahua The Editors Dr Chidi Magnus Onouha (Nigeria) is a Development Economist, and Public Policy Analyst. Qualified from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and he is a member of the Green Economics Institute, UK. He taught Economics at the Institute for Continuing Education Programme, Imo State University, Nigeria before he left for National Assembly, Abuja Nigeria where he served as a Senior Legislative Aide to the House Committee on Petroleum (Upstream). He also served as a National Expert in the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) / Institute for African Studies, Oxford University, UK collaborative effort on the Survey of the manufacturing sector of the Nigerian Economy in 2004. He is the author of Fiscal Policy and Poverty Alleviation: The Nigerian Experience. He is presently a Research Fellow, African Institute for Applied Economics, Enugu, Nigeria. Michelle S. Gale de Oliveira is a director of the Green Economics Institute, UK.She is a member of the Law School of the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), holding an MA in Human Rights Law with a focus on Islamic Law, Peace-Building, and Developing Countries, specifically South Sudan. Founder of the Gender Progress Consortium, she holds degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London (RAIUL). She is a deputy editor of the International Journal of Green Economics. Her writing has been featured in Europe's World, one of the foremost European policy magazines. She lectures and speaks on Human Rights, Environmental and Social Justice, Gender Equity, International Development and Green Economics internationally. She also ran a conference on women's unequal pay and poverty in Reading, UK, lectured at the Oxford University Club on the human rights of land reform, is a regular speaker at international conferences and has appeared in the media in Africa, Europe, and Latin America. In 2010/2011, she was a delegate to the UNFCCC's COP15/16 in Copenhagen and Cancun, and in 2012 led a delegation to the United Nations' RIO+20, Sustainable Development Conference where she ran our three side events on green economics. Miriam Kennet is a specialist in Green Economics and is married to a South African whose family have been involved in food and charity programmes in the Cape Schools and townships. She has been active in creating an African network of Green Economists. She is the Co-Founder and is CEO of the Green Economics Institute She also founded and edits the first Green Economics academic journal in the world, the International Journal of Green Economics, and she has been credited with creating the academic discipline of Green Economics. Green Economics has been recently described by the Bank of England as one of the most vibrant and healthy areas of economics at the moment. She is a member of Mansfield College and the Environmental Change Institute, both at University of Oxford. The BBC has made a special programme about her life and work. She runs regular conferences at Oxford University about Green Economics. Publishing regularly and having over 100 articles, papers and books. She has been featured in the Harvard Economics Review and Wall Street Journal as a leader. Recently she was named one of 100 most powerful unseen global women by the Charity One World. She is a popular after dinner speaker, and has advised in the Uk Parliament and the Bank of England and in Brussels. She has taught, lectured and spoken at Universities and events all over Europe, from Alicante to Oxford and Bolzano, and to government officials from Montenegro and Kosovo to The UK Cabinet Office, Transport Department, National Government School and Treasury and spoken in Parliaments from Scotland to Austria and The French Senat and Estonia. She is also very active in spreading Green Economics in Asia, China, and all round Africa where people find it may be one of the be
List of contributors Part 1: Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy 1.1 Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Mitigating Greener Approach of Green Wall Sahara Nigeria Programme By Dr. Chidi Magnus Onuoha 1.2 Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria By Dr. Chidi Magnus Onuoha 1.3 Green Economics model and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Initiation of Realistic Policy Responses By Chidi Magnus Onuoha Part 2: The Green Economics Institute's Activities and Network in Africa Part 3: Prosperity & Justice 3.1 Minimum Wage -Legislation Trends and Price level dynamics in Nigeria By Dr. Bakare Adewale Stephen (Nigeria) 3.2 The Macroeconomic Impacts of Oil Price Shocks: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria By Dr. Bakare Adewale Stephen (Nigeria) Part 4: Towards the Development of a Green Economics Model (GEM) that Benefits Africa's People and Natural Environment By Isayvani Naicker (South Africa and the UK) Part 5: Greening of the African Economy 5.1 Economic hope in Somaliland By Sumaya Abdi (Somaliland, The Netherlands and UK) 5.2 A Critical Analysis of Actors Involved in The Management of the Baka Indigenous Peoples' Forest of Cameroon By Ngefor Silvian (Cameroon) 5.3 Opportunities and Challenges for Greening the Industrial Sector in Mauritius - an island state perspective By Riad Sultan (Mauritius) Part 6: Learning to Re-Value Nature By Kristof Nordin and Stacia Nordin Part 7: Denying Oil Exploitation and Corruption in the Nile Delta By Grimot Nane Part 8: Biodiversity 8.1 Green economics working for elephants and people in the Sahel of Mali By Dr. Susan Canney 8.2 Biodiversity Conservation as a Key Component of Post-Conflict Reconciliation Aid and Reconstruction in Mali By Dr. Susan Canney Part 9: Green Economics: Voices of Africa 9.1 Green Economics: A Global Movement for Change By Miriam Kennet 9.2 The South African Millennium Dilemma: Sustainable Development By Mzoxolo Elliot Mbiko 9.3 Exploring Teaching and Learning Strategies within South African Undergraduate Economics Education By Emmanuel Ojo 9.4 Green Development Paradigms: A Zimbabwean Example By Adrian Nel 9.5 Agricultural practices in the department Nyong and So'o, Central Cameroon: Issues and changes over the past last decades By Pauline Mouret 9.6 Community Forestry, an Innovative Concept Developed by Cameroonian Government to Tackle the Challenge of Rural Development By Achille Tuete 9.7 Mineral exploitation and Sustainable Development (case of Democratic Republic of Congo) By Freddy Tshibundu Shamwana 9.8 The Concept of Development: Is it illusive for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo? By Freddy Tshibundu Shamwana Part 10: Sustainable development 10.1 A thought Experiment: A cultural approach to achieving sustainability By Clive Lord 10.2 What is possible- precedents for a sustainable world By Clive Lord 10.3 Toward a new understanding of sustainable development By Igor Makarow Part 11: Africa's Agricultural Power and the Future of Africa 11.1 African Development: A New Light for The Next Millennia By Mahelet Alemayehu Mekonnen 11. 2 10 Key points about Green Economics Publications