Migration In and Out of Africa -Authored by Rigobert Minani Bihuzo SJ(Ed.)

Jesuit ministry outlook Year publication 2015

This book contains a number of essays by Jesuits from Africa and Europe, who reflect on the challenge posed by migration today. They enrich the collection by contextualizing their reflections. The objective of the whole exercise was to share information and experience, consider the particular challenges in different areas of Africa and Europe, define priorities, actions and processes, and establish networks that would facilitate an effective global response. The book itself highlights different aspects of Jesuit work in the field, from solidarity with migrants to research on the structural causes of migration and to advocacy for policy responses to the identified challenges. The book also proposes alternatives to current repressive policies, showing instead that more open policies that recognize basic rights of migrants would be beneficial to all.
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Governance of mineral and natural resources – Mining, oil, forest and land

Governance of Minerals and Natural Resources: Mining, Oil, Forest and Land, edited by Rigobert Minani Bihuzo SJ and Ferdinand Muhigirwa Rusembuka SJ (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2014)

This book is a summary of four papers presented at a seminar on governance of natural resources in Africa. The first paper by Allain Kalubi treats in detail different stages of the process of mining, highlighting what needs to considered at each stage so as to determine the environmental impact of the whole project. This, he indicates, will allow appropriate environmental management plan as well as mitigation and rehabilitation plans to be put in place. The second paper by Antoine Bérilengar SJ treats more specifically the question of oil. The author outlines some economic, financial, social, geopolitical and environmental issues arising from oil production in Africa and then emphasizes the importance of proper legal and institutional frameworks in addressing the raised issues. The third paper by Catherine Nsiami Mabiala is also a more focused treatment of the environmental governance of forests. With the aid of some case studies, the author aims to equip readers with essential knowledge about issues and necessary skills for getting involved in the proper governance of forests. The last paper by Patrick Mavinga focuses on land governance in Africa, treating issues like causes and types of land conflicts, evolution of land rights, etc. The author discusses in greater detail the policies and rules of the Land Code of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Response to Leadership and Governance Deficit in Africa

Edited by Rigobert Minani Bihuzo SJ (Jesuit Africa Social Centres Network) (Kinshasa: CEPAS, 2018)

This is a vade mecum is meant to address the deficit in leadership and governance in Africa. It is a result of days of reflection by Jesuits from across the African continent to analyze, understand, and address some of the most critical problems of the continent. It suggests a formation of leaders of tomorrow to explain the process of selection, the objectives and expected results, but also the available resources to participants for the formation and training of leaders in Africa. About the selection process, candidates should have skills in training and be able to prepare for the training in their regions; they have to be in contact with the youth in universities, adults’ organizations, or any other organization that can impulse change in leadership in their country, province or region. They have to come with a plan on how they are going to organize and conduct the training in their respective provinces. With regard to the objectives, participants have to respond to leadership and governance deficit in Africa by deepening their understanding of governance crisis. This book has to become a resource for the training of leaders, as to decide on policies to address the situation honestly and objectively.

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Unmet Promises of Extractive Industries in Africa

Unmet Promises of Extractive Industries in Africa, by Charles Chilufya SJ and Sr. Catherine Nsiami (Rigobert Minani SJ) (Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2017)

This book is about Corporate Social Responsibility that deals with a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment, both ecological and social, in which it operates. In the wake of the failure of mining-led development to procure the development promised, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been proposed as one major way to leverage the role of business in development. This booklet written by Rev. Fr. Charles Chilufya SJ and Professor Sr. Catherine Nsiami is a critical diagnosis of the environmental dialogue in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of mining companies in Kitwe (Zambia) and Katanga (DRC). There is thus the need for a critical approach to the strengths and limitations of CSR, one that poses questions that have been unasked or neglected. There is further need for critical perspectives to understand what CSR does, and what it could mean for the poor and marginalized in developing countries.

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