Tag: #Watigueleya kèlê

16
Jul

“A spoilt pond in Damaro, Guinea” by Mariame Camara, May 2021

Kalil Camara, a farmer in Damaro, says: “Here the place is called ‘kônongroun’, this marigot is spoiled, the water was very deep, but look, you can even jump on it. The fish have gone, all the young people from the village of Damaro-centre used to come to wash there, to learn to swim, but because of the heat, it has

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15
Jul

Newsletter #2, Introduction

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.

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15
Jul

“The Village Communication Relays Workshop in Bandafassi, Senegal”, May 2021

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

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21
May

“The Niger River and Climate Change – Bamako 9 December 2021”

The first workshop of the WATIGUELEYA KÈLÊ project was successfully concluded on 10 December 2020 in Bamako after five days of intensive training. The event brought together 20 village partners from Mali, Senegal and Guinea – the three countries targeted by the project. The aim was to train these village partners to use mobile phones to collect local knowledge and

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21
May

“The Watigueleya Kèlê quantitative survey” – Jan. – Mar. 2021

From 1 February to 17 March 2021, a quantitative survey was conducted as part of the Watigueleya Kèlê action-research programme, which aims to understand and compare local resilience strategies when facing socio-ecological stresses and disasters over the long term, and to value and equitably include these strategies in governance and decision-making in Mali, Senegal and Guinea. The survey consists of

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21
May

“The village of Ethiouar, place of traditional initiation celebrations” by Jacques Camara, Bandafassi (Senegal) – May 2021

Hello and welcome to the village of Ethiouar, where we are today to make a presentation. Ethiouar is a historical Bedik village, (Bedik from Bandafassi). In this village, we have constructions made of clay, and also straw and bamboo. And also, we have temporary shelters. We have temporary shelters, as you can see here with me, which will be used

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21
May

“Investigators’ Training in Bamako” – January 2021

On January 18, 2021, a training workshop on the socio-economic survey was held at Impact Hub’s premises, ACI 2000 in Bamako. The training began with a few words of welcome and a presentation of the Watigueleya Kêlé project by Dr. Marie Rodet, professor of African History at SOAS and director of the project, followed by the presentation of the participants

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21
May

Newsletter #1 – Introduction by Marie Rodet

The Watigueleya Kèlê action-research programme aims to understand and compare local resilience strategies in the face of socio-ecological stresses and disasters over the long term, and to assist in the valorisation and equitable inclusion of these strategies in governance and decision-making in three West African countries, Mali, Senegal and Guinea. We are working with ten village communities in these three

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20
May

” Vegetable farming and water problems ” by Koné Famakan, Banzana (Mali) – April 2021

Interview with Koné Famakan “Nowadays, there is no more rain, so our crops are lost. We love farming but if the harvest is not good because of the drought, it is discouraging. Rain is no longer enough, so we grow crops for our daily needs in order to survive the hard times, such as sweet potatoes, banankou, fruit trees and

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20
May

“Vegetable saleswoman at the weekly market of Wassadou”, by Adama Dansoko (Senegal) – May 2021

“For us, this is what can help us, we go to Tamba to sell some goods and on the way back we buy some market garden produce to sell here, especially during Ramadan.  This year we were lucky, they didn’t close the market, otherwise it was a nightmare. It is this activity that allows us to help our husbands who

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