West and Central Africa

Negocier accords justes autour grands barrages
GWI West Africa has released a new animation explaining how agreements between government and affected communities can be put in place to ensure...
Dam building has caused controversy when local communities, whose lives have been uprooted to make way for the dam, have not received the livelihood opportunities, compensation and/or services...
Adama Tondossama and team, Comoé National Park
A key decision of the World Heritage Committee in 2017 was the removal of Côte d’Ivoire’s Comoé National Park from the List of World Heritage in...
Comoé National Park is the first World Heritage site to be removed from the ‘danger list’ in West and Central Africa in over 10 years. The region boasts 20 natural World Heritage sites, home to...
Engaging all actors in sustainable and equitable water management The Water Resources and Wetlands Programme (PREZOH) is a thematic programme of the International Union for the Conservation of...
Sécuriser droits fonciers
A new animation, produced by GWI West Africa, unpicks the challenges around getting fair compensation for affected people, and sets out the various...
For a dam to contribute successfully to the sustainable development of society, local people must also benefit. And since the livelihoods of people in rural societies depend on land, proper land...
Vidéo partage bénéfices barrages
A new animation from GWI West Africa, one in a three-part series, explains how local development funds can provide long-term financing to communities...
As the three-minute video, "Sharing the revenue from large dams to support local development", explains, these funds work by channelling a portion of a dam’s revenue stream towards the development of...
Cérémonie ouverture Atelier Konni III
Stakeholders in the irrigation and rural land tenure areas in Niger met on 16 and 17 June in Konni to approve the guide that will allow to carry out...
A workshop was held in Konni, Niger, on 16 and 17 June, to present and approve the guide on securing land tenure in irrigation schemes in Niger, based on the pilot experience that was led in Namardé...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger has been inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 following the recommendation of...
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex has become a new site on the World Heritage List, after UNESCO's World Heritage Committee followed IUCN’s advice to approve a 1.5-million-hectare extension to Niger’s...
Elephants in Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire
Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger today, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest....
This is the first World Heritage site to be removed from the ‘danger list’ in West and Central Africa in over 10 years, where half of the region’s 20 natural World Heritage sites are listed as ‘in...
Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...
A student following a MOOC from home
Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat...
Protected Areas and the need for massive trainings In African protected areas in particular, the demand for training far exceeds the offer. Since 2009, the Programme on African Protected Areas...
A Brazza monkey in the Tri-National de la Sangha Conservation Area, Congo
Countries of the Region Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Còte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon...
You will find below the key publications concerning Central and West Africa (source language is French, but an English version is often available): Rapport annuel 2015 UICN-PACO (2016). ...

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