Tag: Damaro

30
May

Third training workshop for village communication relays, 28 February to 3 March 2022, Damaro (Guinea)

The third workshop of the Watigueleya Kélê project took place in Damaro, Guinea, from Monday 28 February to Thursday 3 March 2022. The workshop focused on theatre as a means of raising awareness about the effects of climate change. The objective was to train village communication relays to develop and perform skits on the theme of climate resilience, so that

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30
May

Newsletter #5 – Introduction

This spring newsletter is largely dominated by the activities of the last workshop that took place in Damaro (Guinea), from 28 February to 3 March 2022. All the village communication relays were able to gather again, discuss their latest reports and above all take part in a theatre workshop led by the Malian theatre specialist Aboubacar Diarra. Statistical reports of

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30
May

Presentation of the book Djiguiba Camara in the village of Damaro, March 2022

In March 2022, Marie Rodet and Elara Bertho presented the book Djiguiba Camara, Essai d’histoire locale (available in free access here) to the descendants of the Camara family in the village of Damaro, a partner of the Watigueleya Kèlê project. The book traces the long history of the Camara migrations, accounts of the founding of the village, resistance to French

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30
May

Preservation of the Nakotou forest, around Damaro, Guinea, November 2021

Ansoumane Camara in the Nakotou forest, one and a half kilometres from Damaro centre. From now on, when a tree is cut down (for a funeral or other reason), the community obliges to reforest in the forest, in return. This forest has always existed and the climate is very mild. The aim is to reforest the whole of Damaro.  

30
May

Kayesinfos’ Facebook post on the workshop in Damaro, February 2022

Kayesinfos from Mali, partner of the Watigueleya Kélê project, promotes on its Facebook page the workshop held in Damaro, Republic of Guinea.   

28
Jan

Collective village repertoires: the challenges of a collective digitisation in Damaro, Guinea

By Elara Bertho (LAM, Sciences Po Bordeaux), Co-investigator in SOAS research project: Watigueleya Kèlê, Equitable Climate Resilience in West Africa: A Comparative Research Action Programme (Mali, Guinea and Senegal) In a reflection on the notion of a collective village repertoire and its digitisation, I return to the research-action programme carried out with the Malian association Donkosira, which since 2017 has

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27
Jan

Wildlife depletion in the Simandou Mountain in Damaro, Guinea, November 2021

Hunter Saran Djiba Camara explains that the hunters know which animals should be killed and which should not. They preserve the security of the village. Before, they used to kill agoutis and many other animals. Now, Saran Djiba Camara deplores the scarcity of wildlife because of climate change and mining exploration in the Simandou mountain.  By Ansoumane Camara, Aguibou Sow,

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18
Jan

Hymne de Djiguiba Camara

Voici la chanson en l’honneur de Djiguiba Camara, chef de canton de Damaro, dans la période coloniale tardive, en konianké et en traduction française Hymne de Djiguiba Camara – Kôrôni gnama Djeli mousso : Kôrôni gnama wo kôrôni gnama Môtô : An an kôrôni gnama Djeli mousso : Mousso igbarani kôma kolélé tchè igbarani djiba oulen né Djeli mousso :

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3
Dec

“Damaro’s palaver tree, the centre of decision-making in Damaro, Guinea”, November 2021

I am Drissa Camara from Damaro. I am the son of the village chief. Where we are, Damaro is here, everything starts here, everything is decided here. This is our palaver tree. Since these stones were put here years ago, all development actions are decided here, all decisions are taken by the elders since our great grandparents until now.

2
Dec

“Update on the socio-economic survey…”, November 2021

The socio-economic survey carried out in February-March 2021 in the villages participating in the Watigueleya Kêlè project could not be finalised in the village of Damaro (Guinea) due to an alert concerning the Ebola epidemic. Postponed to the beginning of September, the end of the collection operation had to be postponed again due to the political events that led to

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