Conceptualizing Resource Security Sector Reform (RSSR)‎ : an approach to reform resource sector and conflict mitigation in Africa mineral sector

Author

Shah al-Din, al-Nadhir Muhammad al-Tum

Source

Dirasat Ifriqiyya Journal d'études africaines

Issue

Vol. 2016, Issue 55 (30 Jun. 2016), pp.27-59, 33 p.

Publisher

International University of Africa Center of Research and African Studies

Publication Date

2016-06-30

Country of Publication

Sudan

No. of Pages

33

Main Topic

Materials Science , Minerals
Political Sciences

Topics

Abstract EN

This paper is conceptual proposal, aims to undertake the issue of insufficiency of resource governance and insecurity situation in mineral sector in selected African counties, through identifying the relationship between mal-development, poverty and poor governance and lacking resource management in a resource-rich country.

It argues that to mitigate insecurity condition (e.g.

violent conflicts) relates to mineral resources, a reform on resource and governance sectors is perquisites.

However, a conceptual model entitled Resource Security Sector Reform RSSR is proposed to address such issue.

Content analysis is used to analyze a body of data that contains a body of literature related to resource governance, security and conflict.

The paper shows that, to secure efficient resource governance and optimal utilization of available resources and their generated wealth in one country, structural and functional reform drawing from multi-levels governance and public sector reform that relates to resource security is essential to reach optimal resource governance in a resource-rich country.

Moreover, provisions of constitutional, institutional and regulations reform remain key factors to empower distribution of power and wealth between the centre and regions, and also prerequisites for putting an end to major root- cause of civil political conflict in current Africa through peaceful means.

This work contributes to knowledge as it deepens the understanding and advance current debate on the relationship between resource conflict, political security and conflict management in Africa, particularly in Sub-Saharan countries.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Shah al-Din, al-Nadhir Muhammad al-Tum. 2016. Conceptualizing Resource Security Sector Reform (RSSR) : an approach to reform resource sector and conflict mitigation in Africa mineral sector. Dirasat Ifriqiyya Journal d'études africaines،Vol. 2016, no. 55, pp.27-59.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-722641

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Shah al-Din, al-Nadhir Muhammad al-Tum. Conceptualizing Resource Security Sector Reform (RSSR) : an approach to reform resource sector and conflict mitigation in Africa mineral sector. Dirasat Ifriqiyya Journal d'études africaines No. 55 (2016), pp.27-59.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-722641

American Medical Association (AMA)

Shah al-Din, al-Nadhir Muhammad al-Tum. Conceptualizing Resource Security Sector Reform (RSSR) : an approach to reform resource sector and conflict mitigation in Africa mineral sector. Dirasat Ifriqiyya Journal d'études africaines. 2016. Vol. 2016, no. 55, pp.27-59.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-722641

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 53-59

Record ID

BIM-722641