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Guinea

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

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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.

Please note that this report is only available in French, for more information please see our work on Guinea.

Local validation workshop on: Analysis of knowledge, tools and capacities for securing agricultural land tenure for local communities affected by Fomi dam

English

On 17 and 18 July 2014 GWI West Africa and partners held a local validation workshop in Kankan to present the results of a study which analyses the "Knowledge, tools and skills for securing agricultural land tenure for the benefit of local communities affected by Fomi dam"

Feasibility study for a convention between the State and local communities affected by Fomi dam in the Republic of Guinea

English

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. The study was developed through the financial and technical support of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) programme in West Africa to the government of Guinea in its implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (PGES) for the Fomi dam, in accordance with best practice in population relocation and local development.

[Document available in French only]

The Global Water Initiative: Water for agriculture programme in West Africa (2012–2017)

English

This factsheet provides an overview of the work of the Global Water Initiative in West Africa between 2012 and 2017, which focuses on 'water for agriculture'. The Global Water Initiative is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the West Africa programme is implemented by IIED and IUCN.

Guinea

Our work in Guinea began in 2010 and focuses on the impact that the planned Fomi dam in the Kankan region in the north east of the country will have on the local communities, most of whom are dependent on agriculture. The reservoir will flood 500km2 and displace 48,000 people.

We are drawing lessons from existing dams with hydropower and/or irrigated schemes in other West African countries to see how benefit-sharing mechanisms and improved security of land tenure can be incorporated into the planning of Fomi.
 

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6th World Water Forum - solution proposed to ensure sustainable water supply

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The GWI Mali team presented this template for proven solutions at the 6th World Water Forum (held in Marseille in 2012). We document the establishment of the Malian focus group for the repair of water facilities, outlining the problems that were resolved and the potential for wider application of this method. Our approach promotes close collaboration between public and private institutions, since this is beneficial for sustainable water infrastructure. We recommend that all facilities should automatically be replaced after 20 years, through the State Water Fund.

 

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