Emerging Frontiers in Natural Resources Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Elias T. Ayuk
  • Paramu Mafongoya
  • Ernest L. Molua
  • Ngozi F. UnuigbeEmail author
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 53)


Africa’s natural resources are central to the realization of the sustainable development goals. The continent’s natural capital, consisting mainly of both renewable and non-renewable resources, are key to sustainable development. They contribute to wealth generation, job creation and are central to the industrialization of the continent. During a conference organized in late 2016 by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa identified emerging frontiers for natural resources management in the continent. The five broad area identified are sustainable soil and water management; sustainable mining; the blue economy; energy, climate and the environment; and natural resources in global value chains.


Emerging frontiers Sustainable soil and water management Blue economy Sustainable mining Global value chain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias T. Ayuk
    • 1
  • Paramu Mafongoya
    • 2
  • Ernest L. Molua
    • 3
  • Ngozi F. Unuigbe
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in AfricaAccraGhana
  2. 2.School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Kwa-Zulu NatalPietermaritzburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary MedicineUniversity of BueaBueaCameroon
  4. 4.University of BeninBenin CityNigeria

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