Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Africa is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Reviews in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Africa discusses matters of great relevance to our world in general and to the African Continent in particular as it deals with topics such as: International Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Africa; Food Security in Africa: Challenges and Prospects; Combating Poverty in Africa; Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability in Africa; Protection and Promotion of Human Health in Africa; Strategies for Promoting Human Development in Africa; Integrating Environment into Decision-Making in Africa; The Planning and Management of Land Resources in Africa; Combating Desertification and Drought in Africa; Conservation of Biological Diversity in Africa; Ecotoxicology of Stable Pollutants in African Marine Ecosystems; Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Waste; Strengthening Business and Industry for Sustainable Development in Africa; Concepts and Trends in Environmental Education for Sustainable Development; International Institutional Arrangements; International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms; Agreements: Forestry Principles: Focus on the Congo Basin Rainforests; The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development in Africa; Literature and Culture - The Sustainability Connection from an African Perspective; History and Civilizations: Impacts on Sustainable Development in Africa; The Sustainable Development of Tourism in Africa; Environmentally Displaced People
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Emmanuel Kwesi Boon obtained his B.A. in Economics and Geography at the University of Ghana in 1979. He also has a Master’s in Industrial Location and Development from the Free University of Brussels. After obtaining an M.B.A. Degree from the University of Antwerp (UFSIA), he received his Ph.D. in Economic Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in 1986. He lectures at the School of Administration of the University of Ghana in Accra and is a visiting professor to several universities and institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Currently, he teaches three courses to the postgraduate students of Human Ecology at the VUB: “Environment and Development,” “Communication, Leadership Skills, Multi-media, and GIS,” and “Issues on Gender, Youth, Age, Culture, and Ethnic Groups.” He is also actively involved in research, consultancy, and extension projects. He is the founder and chairman of the International Centre for Enterprise and Sustainable Development (ICED) based in Accra, Ghana