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 This site is no longer being updated, but allows access to GWI outputs until 1 October 2020 when it will also close.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

 



Workshop report on the validation of the Anambé irrigation scheme charter

December 2015
Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

This report contains the full details of a workshop organised by GWI and SODAGRI in Kolda on 29 September 2014, where participants discussed and endorsed the Anambé irrigation scheme charter. 



Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Sélingué in Mali

December 2015
Bamadou Cessouma, Younoussa Touré

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.



Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Niandouba and Confluent in Senegal

December 2015
Souleymane Cissé, Modou Diouf

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.



Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of Mali workshop

December 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This report summarises the outcomes of a national workshop on agricultural advice services organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Bamako, Mali, on 11 June 2015.



Linking demand and supply of agricultural advice around large dams: the case of Bagré in Burkina Faso

December 2015
Serge Alfred Sedogo, Tsuamba Bourgou

GWI West Africa

This study is part of a process of action research on agricultural advisory services in three pilot sites in Burkina Faso (Bagré), Mali (Sélingué) and Senegal (Niandouba) in the context of the Global Water Initiative (GWI) in West Africa.



Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of national workshops

November 2015
Atelier

GWI Afrique de l'Ouest

This report summarises the outcomes of three national workshops organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Dakar, Ouagadougou and Bamako on 1, 4 and 11 June respectively.



Moving toward a common agenda for agricultural production in large dam-irrigated areas: Summary of Senegal workshop

November 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This report summarises the outcomes of a national workshop on agricultural advice services organised by GWI West Africa and its partners in Dakar on 1 June 2015.



Land tenure conditions and the viability of irrigated rice farming

August 2015
Frédéric Bazin

GWI West Africa

Analysis of land allocation strategies in irrigated agriculture schemes in West Africa yields lessons which can guide the design and implementation of current and forthcoming projects.



Local financing of operating costs and maintenance of water points

August 2015
Mary Allen, Adama Belemvire, Awa Ka

GWI West Africa

A major challenge for rural water supply in Africa is ensuring the operation of water points in a sustainable manner.



Workshop report on securing agricultural land tenure for communities affected by Fomi dam in Guinea

July 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This workshop report contains the full details of a national workshop on securing agricultural land tenure for communities affected by Fomi dam in Guinea co-hosted by Guinea's ministries of Energy and Water, Agriculture, and Rural and Urban Planning and with the support of GWI



Workshop on irrigated land tenure to implement the 'Dakar Declaration' (Task Force S2IP)

June 2015
Workshop

GWI West Africa

This is the report of a workshop held on 8 and 9 June 2015 in Bamako, Mali, to present and discuss the results of a study on securing irrigated land tenure in the six countries within the Permanent Inter-State Committee for the Fight against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) in the

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