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Obtaining the consent of affected groups: the example of Kandadji in Niger

Obtaining the consent of affected groups: the example of Kandadji in Niger
Document language: 
English

Author(s): 
Thierry Berger, Aladoua Saadou

Large scale projects such as dams often involve displacing people. Obtaining the agreement and the collective consent of affected groups to compensation measures, in a written form which has legal authority, is not an easy undertaking. Recent experience with the Kandadji Programme, supported by the Global Water Initiative (GWI), shows how, at relatively low cost: (i) the consent of affected groups can be obtained through a collective process, and how (ii) this agreement can be embodied in a document which, in principle, is legally valid proof of the commitment.

For more information, please see our work in Niger.

Date: 
May 2015

Publisher: 
GWI West Africa

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