Publication year: 2017
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This book offers a devastating look at deeply flawed development processes driven by international finance, African governments and the global consulting industry. It examines major river basin development underway in the semi-arid borderlands of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan and its disastrous human rights consequences for a half-million indigenous people. The volume traces the historical origins of Gibe III megadam construction along the Omo River in Ethiopia—in turn, enabling irrigation for commercial-scale agricultural development and causing radical reduction of downstream Omo and (Kenya's) Lake Turkana waters. Presenting case studies of indigenous Dasanech and northernmost Turkana livelihood systems and Gibe III linked impacts on them, the author predicts agropastoral and fishing economic collapse, region-wide hunger with exposure to disease epidemics, irreversible natural resource destruction and cross-border interethnic armed conflict spilling into South Sudan.
Subject: Law and Criminology, Consequences for the Ilemi Triangle and the Broader Region, Cross-Border Armed Conflict in Pastoral East Africa, Seismic Threat and Dam Collapse, Human Rights in Eastern Africa, Human Rights, Human Geography, Ethics, Sustainable Development, Anthropology, Development Economics, Human Rights, Human Geography, Ethics, Sustainable Development, Anthropology, Development Economics