Improving the peaceful management of natural resources in Hodh el Chargui
For a sustainable and equitable improvement of people's living conditions
The project provides rapid investment and capacity building in sustainable management for the peaceful governance of natural resources within the framework of the DECLIC 2 Hodhs programme, which aims to contribute significantly to the sustainable and equitable improvement of the living conditions of the populations of the wilayas (provinces) of Hodh El Chargui and Hodh El Gharbi in a context of climate change and vulnerability to crises.
This action aims to finance basic infrastructure and projects for economic development or concerted management of natural resources through investments supporting the peaceful management of pastoral areas and some areas with high social and ecological challenges.
In addition, the project encourages local conventions or by-laws for the management of natural resources, with a view to the peaceful management of pastoral areas.
To pacify the management of pastoral areas and other natural resources around the Mahmouda swamp area and in the Bassikounou basin, located in the region of Hodh El Chargui.
Creation of transhumance corridors
Rehabilitation of 10 water points mainly dedicated to watering livestock and installation of drainage systems
Rehabilitation of degraded land
Support for fodder production and marketing
Analysis of the Mahmouda marshland ecosystem
Carrying out a socio-political study on the community dynamics of the two basins (Mahmouda and Bassikonou)
Structuring transhumance committees and strengthening their capacity to manage conflicts
Distribution of 1,000 improved stoves and training of beneficiary families and entrepreneurs
Reactivation and strengthening of inactive community councils
Training on fishing activities, processing and conservation of fishery resources
Support for the creation and training of fishermen's associations for the valorisation and marketing of fishery products
Support for women's cooperatives for vegetable production
Realisation of a show on pastoral life for the general public
Meeting/debate/listening workshop with young people on specific topics (gender, conflict, management of natural resources, self-esteem)
Support to self-employment for veterinary auxiliary staff
Output and results
Improved availability and more equitable access to natural resources
Reducing pressure on forest resources and joint natural resource management
Promotion of best practices in reforestation, land management and agro-ecosystems
The creation of decent employment opportunities and the enhancement of the role of young people in pastoral activities