Burkina Faso/Weoog-Paani Project: Technical Monitoring Committee Reviews Mid-Term Activities
The technical monitoring committee of the "Weoog-Paani" local forest resource governance project met in ordinary session on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in the conference room of the Djamou Hotel in Tenkodogo. The committee analyzed and evaluated the technical and financial reports for the year 2021 of the project, and assessed the level of implementation of activities at mid-term.
The Weoog-Paani ("new forest" in Mooré and Gulmancéma) project was created to improve the living conditions of rural populations in a sustainable manner by promoting local governance of forest resources. It is being implemented in 25 communes in four regions of Burkina Faso: the North, the East, the Centre-South and the Centre-East.
According to the chairman of the Technical Monitoring Committee (CTS) of the Weoog-Paani project, Barnabé Kaboré, the status of the project's implementation contains grounds for satisfaction, as activities have been carried out in all pillars of the project.This is despite the security situation in part of the intervention zone. These include the planting of more than one million seedlings, the construction of 145 water collection and retention tanks, and the structuring and capacity building of non-timber forest product stakeholders.
The members of the STC were also expected to set guidelines and make recommendations for improving the quality of project implementation.
Funded by the Embassy of Sweden and implemented by a consortium of NGOs led by Tree Aid, the project is built on three pillars, namely the promotion of local governance of forest resources, capacity building of forest products producers, and the development of a sustainable forest management system.The project is built on three pillars, namely the promotion of local governance of forest resources, capacity building for production, restoration and protection of forests, and the valorization of non-timber forest products, explained the country director of Tree Aid, Hervé Zoungrana.
Launched in 2019, the Weoog-Paani project is designed to run for ten years with two five-year phases, for a total cost of more than 9.384 billion CFA francs.