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River Basin Development and Human Rights in Eastern Africa — A Policy Crossroads | SpringerLink

River Basin Development and Human Rights in Eastern Africa — A Policy Crossroads | SpringerLink

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.   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... Show More
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