The Global Water Initiative (GWI) was an action-research and advocacy programme that ran from 2008-17. The project is now closed. This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close. After that date, information about the project and core GWI technical publications will continue to be available from the IIED website and Publications Library.

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Publications

Final communique land tenure GWI West Africa June 2014

June 2014
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This is the Final Communiqué from a regional workshop on the theme: “Towards security of tenure for farmers in large scale irrigated rice schemes in the Sahel” which was held on 2nd and 3rd June 2014 in Bamako, Mali.

Specialisation or diversification? Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel

June 2014
Bara Guèye

GWI West Africa

This report is based on the main lessons and recommendations from three case studies analysing the strategies, aspirations and constraints of the various types of farmers living around the dams of Bagré (Burkina Faso), Sélingué (Mali) and Niandouba/Confluent (Senegal).

Les enjeux pour les petits producteurs dans l’irrigation à grande échelle – le cas du barrage de Bagré au Burkina Faso

May 2014
Oumar OUEDRAOGO, Serge Alfred SEDOGO

GWI West Africa

This report presents the results of research on the livelihoods of small farmers. The study was conducted with the participation of rice producers based on the irrigated area around the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso.

Definition of compensation measures for non-landowning producers at Kandadji in Niger

April 2014
Aladoua Saadou, Riguima Bassirou

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

Construction of the Kandadji dam in Niger will involve, among other consequences, the appropriation of agricultural land owned by customary holders but also in many cases sub-holdings of other non-landowners.

March 2014
GWI West Africa

GWI West Africa

This factsheet establishes a foundation for discussions between the state and investors as part of the establishment of a future growth pole at Kandadji in Niger.

Consultation of local populations in the area of the Kandadji dam on the issue of 'long leases' to compensate for land loss

December 2013
Aladoua Saadou

GWI West Africa

The High Commission for the Development of the Niger Valley (HCAVN) initiated

Workshop report - Food security: What challenges for small producers in large-scale irrigation around dams in Mali?

December 2013

GWI West Africa

This is a report of the national workshop on "Food security: What challenges for small producers in the large-scale irrigation around dams in Mali?", organised by GWI and the dam management agency for Sélingué dam (ODRS) in December 2013 in Bamako, Mali.

Example of record of community consultation ('procès-verbal') on land tenure for people affected by Kandadji dam

November 2013

GWI West Africa

Example of the official (signed) record of the consultation of one of the communities affected by the Kandadji dam on the issue of the expropriation of their traditional land for 'public use' and the drawing up of a 'lease in perpetuity' (with its terms and conditions) which a

Study on distribution of income derived from the sale of electricity from Fomi dam with local communities

October 2013
Bureau ISADES (Guinée)

GWI West Africa

This study aims to clarify the legal, institutional and financial aspects for sharing revenue from the sale of electricity produced by Fomi dam with local communities.

étude de faisabilité pour l'élaboration d'une convention entre l'Etat et les communautés affectées par la construction du barrage de Fomi en République de Guinée

October 2013
Bureau ISADES (Guinea)

GWI West Africa

This is a feasibility study for the development of a convention between the state of Guinea and the communities affected by the building of the Fomi dam.

Development of an emphyteutic ('long-term') lease for fair compensation in the context of the Kandadji dam programme in Niger

September 2013

GWI West Africa

The Kandadji dam, currently under construction in Niger, will displace 38,000 people.

Les enjeux pour les petits producteurs dans l’irrigation à grande échelle – le cas du barrage de Selingué au Mali

September 2013
Alpha Oumar Kergna, Ibrahima Cissé, Fatima Meïté, Bamadou Cessouma

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This report presents the results of research on the livelihoods of small farmers. The study was conducted with the participation of rice producers based on the irrigated areas around the Selingué dam in Mali.

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