Decentralization and school management in Namibia : the ideologies of education bureaucrats in implementing government policies : research article

Abstract: This paper examines the ideologies of school inspectors, principals, and teachers in the implementation of decentralized, cluster-based educational change in post-Apartheid Namibia. It shows that the worldviews of the educationists can be characterized as authoritarian, bureaucratic, and managerial. Author(s): Pomuti, Hertha; Weber, Everard Source(s): , ISRN education; Article ID 731072 8:00 PM ISRN education…

The role of land tools with respect to land access and tenure security for the poor : cases from Anglophone peri-urban Africa

Abstract: Three peri-urban areas in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana were studied to evaluate the poverty alleviating impact of innovative tools for the formalization of informal settlements. These tools can be considered a useful addition, but appear to have mixed results. Author(s): Asperen, Paul Van; Zevenbergen, Jaap Source(s): , 25 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 World…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Annual World bank conference on land and poverty : conference agenda

Abstract: The theme of the 2011 conference was “Countries strengthen land governance”. In a period of land grabbing, better land governance can encourage investment, steer urban growth and improve social welfare. It also helps countries overcome a legacy of inequality, dispossession and conflict. Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English…

Models of governance for rural water supply : the case of Namibia

Abstract: This paper studies approaches which have been adopted for the governance of water supply to rural communities in Namibia and explores the linkages with global factors contributing to the shaping of national and local governance models. The focus is on historical and institutional aspects. Author(s): Hjálmarsdóttir, Erla Hlín Source(s): , p. 25-35 Published: 2011…

Municipal local economic development and the multiplier effect : piloting a community enterprise identification method in South Africa and Namibia

Abstract: Each local economy is unique, and has its own opportunities. The ’Plugging the Leaks’ method recognizes that communities themselves know best how money enters and exits their area. By working collectively to improve their local economy, local communities are able to re-circulate cash internally. Author(s): Heideman, Lucienne Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance…

Community conservation in Namibia : devolution as a tool for the legal empowerment of the poor

Abstract: Namibia‘s successful community-based natural resource programme (CBNRM) is described. It involves devolving use and management rights over wildlife and other resources to local communities (as opposed to local governments), who self-organize into communal conservancies. Author(s): Boudreaux, Karol C. Source(s): , Working paper / Mercatus center, George Mason university; 10-64 [26] p. Working paper /…