Synoptic: Bridging the Development Gap East Africa

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Synoptic: Bridging the Development Gap East Africa. Wordle of advance info whole text. Wordle of advance info edited text. East Africa: The key ideas. Development. Conflict Threats Players. Actions. Futures. East Asia: Geographical overview. Physical factors: - Relief - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PowerPoint PresentationSynoptic: Bridging the Development GapEast AfricaWordle of advance info whole textWordle of advance info edited textEast Africa: The key ideasDevelopment.ConflictThreatsPlayers.Actions.Futures.East Asia: Geographical overviewPhysical factors:- Relief- Climate- Natural resources (water / energy / food)Human factors:- Population density- HDI- Colonial legacy and political allies / groupings- Development- Population structure / change- AgriculturePhysical factors: Relief, water and tectonicsMuch of E.Africas western interior is highland, but wet and fertile> Tectonics/ horst and graben/ volcanic activity> High population densityNot many of the regions rivers/lakes connect the coast to its interior> Barrier to development?> Expensive to create/use land linksE.African coast is low but dry> Low population densityPhysical factors: Tectonics African Rift:Early stage constructive (divergent) plate boundaryContinental plate being thinned by mantle plumeHorst and graben topography> fertile valleys from basalt eruptions and erosion of valley sides with wet highlands)Leads to wide altitudinal range > biodiversityPhysical factors: Climate broad summary can you make about rainfall levels in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania?Physical factors: Climate and ITCZ factors: Climate zones and food is the link between climate, food production, population density and natural hazards in the region?Physical factors: Climate zones and food is the link between climate, food production, population density and natural hazards in the region?Physical factors: Energy resources factors: Energy resources (Oil, coal, gas)22%11%1%Hydro6%1%-Geothermal1%--Wind0.5%--Biomass (Wood, Charcoal etc.)70%88%99%Physical factors: Water resources factors: Population density pop. densities:Kenya: 69 people/km2Tanzania: 46 people/km2Uganda: 136 people/km2Human factors: Development contrasts (HDI)Human factors: Colonial legacyHuman factors: Cold War allegiancesFurther research and definitions of Cold War / WWII: Sustainable developmentSustainable developmentEnvironmental safeguarding/ improvementEconomic needsSocial needsDevelopment: Rostows modelDevelopment: Franks dependency theory Myrdal and cumulative causationTopic map of overall themeDevelopment Gap: East AfricaFuturesPhysical / human featuresPlayersActionsIssuesEnergyRiftTopic map of overall themeDevelopment Gap:East AfricaFuturesFeatures/ CharacteristicsPlayersActionsIssuesPhysical featuresWaterConflictClimateHuman featuresIGOsTNCsLocalPopulationRegionalGlobalHIPCAidUrbanisationDevelopmentTrade blocsHow can I be synoptic?Use of broad geographical themesLinks to areas of AS and A2 courseUse new information from researchParallel examplesGlobalisationInequalityUpdatesMercosur/CaricomEast AfricaUse of broad geographical themesUse new information from researchParallel examplesAral SeaSustainabilityGoing GlobalWater ConflictLinks to areas of AS and A2 courseEnergy SecurityStatisticsR.NileGeopoliticsSuperpowersTech FixN.AfricaBiodiversityClimate changeSand damsNabuccoParallel examplesGeopolitical tension/conflict over resources (development + water):> Aral Sea> NileRegional inequalities and conflicts (link to weak governance):> Middle East> N.Africa (Maghreb)Trade blocs> Mercosur> CaricomMajor infrastructure project (top-down)> Nabucco pipelineFurther research / updatesUN / World Bank classification of countries as HIC, MIC, LIC OCHA country info: Millennium Development Goals: Bank data on the countries: factsheet (IMF with good links to other sites):,,contentMDK:20260411~menuPK:528655~pagePK:64166689~piPK:64166646~theSitePK:469043,00.htmlFurther research / updatesPopulation growth: 2010 (drought/conflict/refugees): from EAC (East African Community) website outlook: research / updatesEAF and background: over Lake Victoria: investment:New railway in Kenya research /notable gapsNGOs / Appropriate technology/ sustainable development - Sand dams: of TNCs in development Camellia plc / tea plantations: and link to development/environment:Kenya (safari and marine) e.g. Masai Mara (safari) and coastal tourism) (Gorillas) (Kilimanjaro, Udzungwa NP) http://www.tanzaniaparks.comUdzungwa: (home) (info on management)Ngorongoro: ideas for questions #1Explain the variations in current levels of development in East Africa.Explain how the physical, economic and political factors of the region have limited development to date. Examine the factors that have led to uneven development in the region of East Africa.Account for the recent changes in levels of development in the East African region.Examine the factors that have led geopolitical tension in East Africa.Evaluate the contribution that globalisation has made to development and quality of life in East Africa.To what extent will trade be important in the development of the East Africa region?To what extent does political tension threaten the future development of East Africa?continued on the next slide.Some ideas for questions #2Assess the severity of potential sources of conflict in East Africa in future.To what extent is conflict in East Africa a threat to the stability and continuing development of the region?Assess the role of governance in the past and future development of the East African region. Evaluate the sustainability of the LAPSSET project Examine the roles that a range of Players and Actions could take in helping East African countries to develop further.Assess the sustainability of continued development in East Africa.Evaluate the social, political and economic threats to further development in East Africa.


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