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Consultation of local communities affected by the Kandadji dam on the issue of 'long leases' to compensate for land loss
The HighCommission for the Developmentofthe Niger Valley(HCAVN) initiatedon behalfof the Niger state,the development of astandard contractfor an emphyteutic (long) leasefor the people who will lose their land as a result of the the construction (for public use) of the Kandadji dam.The provisionsof thislease agreementmust ensure fair compensation and land rightsfor those people whosefarmland will be expropriated.
In order toshare and consult on the proposed standard contract for the leasewith the people concerned,the HCAVNwith the support oftheGlobal WaterInitiative(GWI),implemented bythe consortium formed bythe International Unionfor Conservation ofnature (IUCN) and the InternationalInstitute for Environmentand Development (IIED),led meetings inall villagesaffected byland expropriationin theKandadji dam programme area in November and December 2013. This report details the process and results of these consultations.
Please note: this report is in French, but you can also find out more on this subject by reading about our work in Niger.