West Africa: Promoting sustainable land management in migration-prone areas through innovative financing mechanisms

The three-year project (2014 – 2016) provides support to West African countries, especially Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal, to:

  • Integrate the SLM-migration nexus into their development and budgetary policies ;
  • Increase economic opportunities and improve the investment climate for SLM in specific geographic areas subject to desertification and migration; and
  • Disseminate best SLM practices in West Africa and their funding in pertinent international fora.

Partners: The main partners of the project are (i) ECOWAS and the Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS); (ii) the governments of the three countries involved; and (iii) the diaspora networks and migrant associations in the destination countries.

Implementing Partners:  The Global Mechanism (GM) of the United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Donor: Italian Development Cooperation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project period: 2014 – 2016

Project countries: Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal

Expected outputs of project:

  1. Integrate the SLM-migration nexus into development and budgetary policies
  2. Increase economic opportunities and improve the investment climate for SLM in specific geographic areas subject to desertification and migration
  3. Disseminate best SLM practices in West Africa and their funding in pertinent international fora

 

The Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Sven Walter
Programme Officer, Liaison – Land, Security and Resilience
E-mail: SWalter@unccd.int 

 

IOM Rome
Via Nomentana 62, 00161 Rome (Italy)

Barbara Bendandi, Policy Officer, Migration and Environment
Email: bbendandi@iom.int