From 9 to 12 January 2023, an advocacy workshop organised within the framework of the Watigueleya Kêlé project took place in Tambacounda (Senegal). This workshop brought together delegates from the three Senegalese villages participating in the project (Bandafassi, Boulacounda, and Wassadou-Dépôt), supervised by the Donkosira team, and the advocacy expert Illia Djadi. The objective of the workshop was to strengthen
We are in Iden Karfa, in the Etuar district, in Bandafassi. This water point used to be used as a drinking water source for the people of this neighbourhood, in this case the Bédik people. Ten years ago, the water remained here until November-December. Today, we see that at the end of October, beginning of November, the water runs dry.
“I don’t know if you know the place there, the place called Kuga. We used to draw water from there, but now there is no water. The old people who used to live here say that people used to draw water from there, but look at today, there’s not even any water. It’s amazing. Even if you dig, you can’t
In this video, we see a Bedik woman making canaris. She explains that she takes the land up the mountain, that it is not just any land: it is land that was bought by their grandparents at the cost of their lives. Now, every time she digs the land to make canaris, they have to pay a goat, a chicken
It rained this year but not like other years. The rain started early but there were breaks in the rainfall, so it did not rain continuously. This discouraged many farmers. Then the rain came back but it was a bit late. For those who sowed at that time, the seedlings did not reach maturity, so the groundnuts and maize did
Here we have a young man who went to harvest the fonio. He’s mowing the fonio and putting it down. The others are going to take it to tie it up. I also have another video which shows the young people picking up what they have cut to tie it up.
Fonio is one of the cereals whose cultivation is essential in West African food agriculture. Shelling this small cereal is a time-consuming task, traditionally carried out by women.
Video montages of highlights from the Watigeuleya Kèlê programme workshop in Bandafassi. Visit to the Ethiour village in Bandafassi (Senegal) Statements on the Bandafassi workshop (Senegal) Reporting on the Bandafassi workshop (Senegal)
Dear Readers, The team of the Watigueleya Kèlê action-research programme is pleased to present the latest activities carried out to understand and enhance local resilience strategies in the face of socio-ecological stresses and disasters in Mali, Senegal and Guinea. We would like to dedicate this newsletter to Lanciné Camara, a village member of the programme who unfortunately passed away recently.
The village communication relays of the Watigueleya Kèlê programme gathered with the project team for a training session in Bandafassi from 24 to 28 May. The training began on Monday 24 May in the community village of Bandafassi, with a few words of welcome and a tribute to Lanciné Camara, village communication relay of Damaro (Guinea) who died recently. The