In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
When you think of all the conflicts we have - whether those conflicts are local, whether they are regional or global - these conflicts are often over the management, the distribution of resources. If these resources are very valuable, if these resources are scarce, if these resources are degraded, there is going to be competition.
I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment, we also improve governance.
It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture.
Mary Queen of Scots