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“Global change – local conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes” (GLOCON) is a Junior Research Group working on the correlation between global change and local conflicts over land. The research project explores how global spatial-temporal transformation processes affect local land conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Its focus lies furthermore on the analysis of systematic similarities and differences between those regions. GLOCON analyses and compares conflicts over land in a range of sub-Saharan and Latin American countries.

Directors: Dr. Kristina Dietz and Jr.-Prof. Dr. Bettina Engels, Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

GLOCON Resources

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Large-scale mining in Burkina Faso

Reports & Research
February, 2019
Burkina Faso

GLOCON's new country Report examines the impact of industrial mining in Burkina Faso on the local population, focusing on the view of residents of six industrial mining locations. Surveys in the affected villages demonstrate that, in contrast to the promises of mining companies and state authorities, the opening of the mines has not improved the conditions of living in the villages. On the contrary, respondents emphasise negative impacts on their livelihoods and health, and that they feel disrespected by the mine operators.

Library Resource

L'exploitation minière industrielle au Burkina Faso

Reports & Research
December, 2018
Burkina Faso

Le nouveau report de GLOCON examine l'impact de l'exploitation minière industrielle au Burkina Faso sur la population locale ; il présente la perspective des résident·e·s de six mines industrielles. Des enquêtes dans les villages riverains montrent que, au contraire qu’aux promesses faites par les sociétés et les autorités étatiques, les conditions de vie ne se sont pas améliorées. Par contre, les répondant·e·s rapportent la perte de leurs moyens de subsistance et des problèmes de santé, ainsi qu’un comportement irrespectueux de la part des sociétés minières.

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