Reviewing And Improving Energy Law In Africa With Alec Sellem


Alec Sellem is a human rights activist in London and mining specialist has been asked by the United Nations to discuss the state of the energy law in Africa – and work on solutions to improve it.

In an article with Geeks News entitled, “Artisanal And Small-Scale Mining With Alec Sellem”; Sellem discussed artisanal and small-scale mining differs from large scale mining primarily with lower levels of investment and less use of mechanization and its overall effectiveness and possible solutions to protect human rights.

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is an area of interest for Sellem as well as the laws in place and their effectiveness in protecting human rights and the environment.

ASM differs from large scale mining in the sense that local communities provide most of the labor and there is less use of mechanics. ASM provides 20% of gold, 20% of diamonds and 80% of sapphires worldwide.

Issues that need to be resolved to make ASM sustainable for both the investors and the communities they employ include educating the workforce and improving the water, power and roads before starting work in a location. While ASM can provide jobs and alleviate much of the poverty in many of these geographic areas, many of the health and environmental practices are not up to par. Pollution from the mining into natural resources of the communities is a concern.

As there is no one size fits all solution because the geographic/demographic areas are so different, Alec Sellem will be working to customize the technology to meet human rights and environmental needs. He will be working to determine the effectiveness of the current energy laws and possible solutions to customize them to African nations.

Alec Sellem works closely with his business and trade partners in Africa from his company, Sellem Industries. “It was an honor to be asked by the Paris 2 Pantheon Sorbonne University and the United Nations to discuss the current state of energy law in Africa and possible solutions to improve it,” Sellem said.


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Roseann Bennett Discusses The Revolutionary Canine-Assisted Therapy

Canine-Assisted Therapy is one of the most revolutionary treatments in the mental and emotional healthcare sector in the last half a century. This treatment technique which was invented in 1976 uses trained dogs to treat patients with mental and emotional difficulties.

Roseann Bennett is a top-notch family and marriage therapist, who is credited with taking Canine-Assisted Therapy mainstream when she launched her treatment center, the Center for Assessment and Treatment in 2010. Before starting her treatment center, she was working as an in-home therapist for more than a decade. This celebrated family and marriage therapist recently the revolutionary Canine-Assisted Therapy in one of her blog posts.

When she founded the with her husband Todd, Roseann’s mission was to bridge the gap between in-home therapy and outpatient therapy. While working with children, she first became interested in Canine-Assisted Therapy”.

In an article with BlogWebPedia entitled “Roseann Bennett Is Helping Her Clients By Using Canine-Assisted Therapy”, Bennett explained why Bennett wanted to incorporate therapy dogs into her practice, what they can do to improve a client’s life, what breeds make great therapy dogs, and who can benefit from working with them.


How it works

According to the blog post, Canine-Assisted Therapy uses trained therapy dogs to calm its patients down. Depending on the training provided to the dog, it can be used in the therapy room and beyond. Roseann Bennett stated that those therapy dogs that are used beyond the therapy room need specialized training per the mental or emotional challenges that a patient faces.

Roseann Bennett went on to reveal that there are certain dog breeds which are better suited at being therapy dogs more than others. Some of these dog breeds include German Shepherds, Greyhounds, Pugs, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Saint Bernards, Pomeranians, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and Labrador Retrievers.


Mental and emotional disorders treated through canine-assisted therapy

Roseann Bennett stated that in the therapy room, Canine-Assisted Therapy dogs could be used to treat any mental and emotional disorder. This is because such therapy dogs are usually trained to be calm and pass-on the feeling of relaxation to patients who walk into therapy rooms. For therapy dogs that are outside of the therapy rooms, there specialized training has allowed them to treat children with anxiety disorders. Additionally, they can treat patients suffering from various forms of depression including PTSD and also loneliness among the elderly.


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