IRM, DRR, CCA, EMR, Resilience, Livelihoods, Integrated water resource management
15 May 19
This Insiring story is about local user groups in Mali who all depend on natural resources. They formed coalitions and have been trained by PfR, and now work closely together to protect the natural resourced they depend on.
Partners for Resilience Mali has facilitated a process of reorganising existing user groups into coalitions at different administrative levels from village and municipality to provincial level. Initially, PfR brought together different types of fisherfolk (sedentary and migrant fishers who did not know each other) and different farmers in ‘unions’. In a later stage, PfR supported these unions to form coalitions in which, for the very first time, fishers, farmers, pastoralists and women’s groups, work together towards a shared vision – focusing on land rights, overfishing and on being better prepared to respond to flooding. After two years 20,000 people are now organised in 12 coalitions at municipality (commune) level and 3 coalitions at district level (Bankass, Djenné and Mopti). In addition, there is one provincial coalition for the entire Mopti province.
This story describes how different user groups in Mali are working togeter in coalitions and jointly protect the natural resources they depend on.