Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Africa: Energy & Environment

Elephant, Malawi, Ben Teah Nebo

Reference Books:

  • Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment, G2446.G3A37 2008
  • Africa Water Atlas, G2446.C3A33 2010
  • Kenya: Atlas of our Changing Environment, G2531.G3K46 2009


Online Sources:

An NGO with expertise in energy that focuses on research and capacity building in clean and affordable energy for the African region.

Africa Portal
A collection of open source documents, books and journals covering policy-related topics. A project of the Africa Initiative.

African Conservation Centre
Based in Nairobi, this NGO emphasizes research and training.

African Conservation Foundation
Links to projects and organizations in the region and by country.

Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment
CARPE is a US AID project that promotes conservation in the Congo Basin. Resources available through this site include State of the Forest Reports and GIS mapping and data.

*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Our EBSCOHost package of databases includes Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite and Newspaper Source. These index databases will give you citations, abstracts and sometimes full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers covering a broad range of topics.

EIA Country Analysis Briefs
Energy profiles of countries published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

*Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
An index to magazines and journals in environmental studies.

Kenya Wildlife Service
News from Kenya's parks and reserves as well as conservation research publications.

ProQuest Central
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A good database for research on any topic. ProQuest Central searches academic journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations with a high percentage of full text content.

The REDD Desk
This database project tracks deforestation through statistics, law and reports. UN-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a joint project of FAO, UNDP, and UNEP. REDD countries include Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia.

*Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A package of full text electronic journals from Elsevier with archive dating from 2008. ScienceDirect features a broad selection of journals in the environmental and conservation sciences.

United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Africa
The website of the UNEP Regional Office for Africa has links to documents, program descriptions and news.

World Bank E-Library
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
All current and recent World Bank publications are available here in PDF format.