Communication And Conflict Resolution In Natural Resource Management
The purpose of this
course is to familiarize students to the concept of conflicts in resources
management. In the face of resources scarcity there is always a likelihood that
conflicts are meant to arise and therefore students need to be equipped with enough
communication skills so that they can ably address conflict and yield a win-win
situation so as to achieve sustainable development.
world over has been promulgated by different authors to cause conflicts, therefore
the students will need to acknowledge the dynamic nature of conflicts in
natural resources management and be equipped with the communication and
conflicts resolution skills.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
- Define what conflicts are and how they develop.
- Differentiate between functional and
dysfunctional conflict and other types of conflict.
- Identify various causes of conflict in natural
- Discuss the impacts of conflicts
- Identify ways through which Communication can be
effectively used to overcome conflicts and ensure a win-win situation for
all the parties.
- Outline the various approaches to deal with
completing the course is expected to:
knowledge of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of natural resource and
the range of possible approaches to prevent and manage such conflict;
appropriate information and assess the need for public engagement,
dialogue, and conflict
public processes that are inclusive, informed, and deliberative;
these principles to public participation, community based collaboration,
administrative rulemaking, environmental impact assessment, land use and resource
planning, and legislative policymaking;