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Community Action Plans for IWRM in the Sirba sub-basin, Burkina Faso

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Community Action Plans (CAPs) are important for integrated water resource management, particularly as responsibility for governance shifts from the state towards the commune. This document outlines the range of policies, strategies and organisations that together form the basis of CAPs. GWI contributed 80% of the required funding for CAPs in Burkina Faso (the remaining 20% being provided by the local community), and ensured that all stakeholders were involved at all stages of development of the CAPs. They focused on 5 key themes: multiple usages of water, governance, infrastructure, conflict management, and sanitation.