The Environmental Questions in Global Economics: The African Story

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Luka Sabas NJAU
Sylvester Philiph ISUJA


The book “The Environmental Questions in Global Economics: The African Story” was written by Adela Barungi. The book focuses on global economics and trade policies while revealing the extent to which it has affected the African continent. The author analyzed the current crises of the environment in Africa in the historical processes of Western exploitation and underdevelopment of the continent. The author argued that Africa had assumed an environment greatly shaped by Western values. To concretize what is discussed in the book, Uganda is taken as an example of a third-world country that is environmentally affected by global economic and trade policies.


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Luka Sabas NJAU, & Sylvester Philiph ISUJA. (2022). The Environmental Questions in Global Economics: The African Story . PanAfrican Journal of Governance and Development (PJGD), 3(2), 194-201.
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Luka Sabas NJAU, Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU), Tanzania

Dr. Luka Njau (Ph.D. and MA in Rural Development and B.Sc. in Agriculture Education & Extension) is a Lecturer in Rural Development Strategies, Participatory Approaches, Qualitative Research Methods, Co-operative Extension & Innovation, and Agricultural Extension & Education at Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU), Tanzania. Luka Njau has over 15 years of field experience and interactions in developing and facilitating of interventions related to his areas of interest to various stakeholders at local, national, and international levels. He has vast experience in promoting group actions and approaches to community development activities and farmers’ organizations, rural microfinance institutions, and group micro-enterprises among others.

Sylvester Philiph ISUJA, Research Triangle Institute/USAID Tusome Pamoja, Tanzania

Sylvester ISUJA (MA Development Studies, PGD Poverty Analysis & BA Philosophy, and Social Sciences) is an Education Management Specialist currently working at the Research Triangle Institute/USAID Tusome Pamoja program as a Senior Program Technical Coordinator. Mr. Isuja has over 10 years experience of working with National and International Non-governmental Organizations and local communities in Tanzania and in Ethiopia. His key areas of expertise include Project Cycle Management; Community Participation; Youths and Children Social Protection; Participatory approaches, Gender, Child; Social Researches (Qualitative approaches); Monitoring/Learning and Support; Report Writing and Engaging with Government counterparts at national, sub-national and local levels in structural capacity strengthening.


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