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V4: Sub-basin management and governance
of rainwater and small reservoirs
COMPANION MODELING IN GHANA:
Objectives, Process...
The Volta Basin Challenge (VBDC)
Adapt and further develop an integrated
approach towards the management of
rainwater and ...
Components of the VBDC Study
• V1 Targeting and Scaling Out
• V2 Integrated Management of Rainwater for CropLivestock Agro...
V4 Study Area
Bawku West District

Nafkolga
Binduri
Bansi
Bawku Municipality

Zongoyiri
Widnaba
Binaba

INTEGRATED MANAGEM...
Water Resources Management Issues
WRM issues are very diversified and complex in
nature. They may be but not limited to th...
Companion Modeling
• An interactive process facilitated by models used as
mediating tools to support dialogue, shared lear...
Objectives
• Stakeholders learn together by
creating, modifying, observing and
assessing simulations.
• Identify evolving
...
Objectives Cont’d
• To address governance “questions” along the main White Volta
River and find locally relevant answers t...
Engagement of Visionary Team of Experts
(VToE)
• VToE: (Local Government, Environment,
Agriculture, Academia/Research and ...
Rainbow Framework
Developed from engagement with VToE to guide in the ff:
• Identification of Actors/Stakeholders
• Stakeh...
Community and District level Engagement
• Field visit and Interaction with Community
elders and Waterusers.
• Interaction ...
Engagement Levels/Process
Regional Level Institutions

Municipal/District
Assembly

Technical
Services

Basin
Management
(...
Second Engagement
Three day workshop Organised
• Day1: Engaging Community Level participnats:
Assembly members, Crop and l...
Results from Second Engagement
Each group produced its version of:
• Natural resource map
• Identified and mapped critical...
Third Engagement
Another Three day workshop Organised
• Day1: Engaging Community Level participnats:
Assembly members, Cro...
Results from Third Engagement
Each group :
• Refined its Natural resource map
• Refined its map on natural resource Issue ...
Next Step
• All levels of Participants (Community, District
and Regional) to discuss their results and
proposed interventi...
THANKS FOR YOUR
ATTENTION
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  1. 1. V4: Sub-basin management and governance of rainwater and small reservoirs COMPANION MODELING IN GHANA: Objectives, Processes and first Results CPWF Volta Science Week Ouagadougou 3-5 July 2012 Aaron Bundi ADUNA - WRC
  2. 2. The Volta Basin Challenge (VBDC) Adapt and further develop an integrated approach towards the management of rainwater and small reservoirs for multiple uses As a way to • Contribute to poverty reduction • Improve livelihoods • Enhance resilience (adaptability) • Ensure sustainability
  3. 3. Components of the VBDC Study • V1 Targeting and Scaling Out • V2 Integrated Management of Rainwater for CropLivestock Agro-ecosystems • V3 Integrated Management of Small Reservoirs for Multiple Uses • V4 Sub-basin Management and Governance of Rainwater and Small Reservoirs • V5 Coordination and Learning for Adaptive Management and Change
  4. 4. V4 Study Area Bawku West District Nafkolga Binduri Bansi Bawku Municipality Zongoyiri Widnaba Binaba INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF WATER RESSOURCES Poverty alleviation Enhance livelihoods Environmental sustainability Limited conflicts V4 project team
  5. 5. Water Resources Management Issues WRM issues are very diversified and complex in nature. They may be but not limited to the ff: • Thematic in nature: Biodiversity, Water, Forest, Agriculture, Livestock, Pe ri-urban area, etc. • Social Dynamics: Market, Credit, Migration, institution building, learning, Dialogue, Conflict. • Geographical
  6. 6. Companion Modeling • An interactive process facilitated by models used as mediating tools to support dialogue, shared learning & collective decision-making. • The modeling and simulation activities are driven by end users interest • Uses conceptual models, role-playing games, and agentbased simulators in an iterative way to represent how competing natural resource uses/users could be coordinated and to search for acceptable collective solutions through scenario assessment.
  7. 7. Objectives • Stakeholders learn together by creating, modifying, observing and assessing simulations. • Identify evolving knowledge, perceptions, behavior, and practices along the process • How it translates to the development of collective action plans and better mobilization to implement them.
  8. 8. Objectives Cont’d • To address governance “questions” along the main White Volta River and find locally relevant answers to:  Uncoordinated management  Competing use of land and water resources  Potential conflicts among users  Environmental threats (floods, droughts, pollution, etc.) • To establish necessary linkages between  Science (Knowledge base) and policy (Institutional)  Theory (Management principles & national policies) and Practice (local priorities, stakeholder consultation)
  9. 9. Engagement of Visionary Team of Experts (VToE) • VToE: (Local Government, Environment, Agriculture, Academia/Research and NGO.) • Guide the V4 team in its study(Rainbow Framework). • Identify ’tricky’ areas in the participatory approach • Knowledge gathering on institutional and legal arrangements in Water and Natural Resource Management.
  10. 10. Rainbow Framework Developed from engagement with VToE to guide in the ff: • Identification of Actors/Stakeholders • Stakeholder roles/interventions • Required Capacity of Stakeholder • Capacity needs ( who provides?) • Methods/Tools needed for effective engagement of relevant stakeholders
  11. 11. Community and District level Engagement • Field visit and Interaction with Community elders and Waterusers. • Interaction with political and administrative heads of decentralised organisations • Presentation of Project to General Assembly meetings (Bawku Municipal and BawkuWest District )
  12. 12. Engagement Levels/Process Regional Level Institutions Municipal/District Assembly Technical Services Basin Management (WVBB) Other Nat. res. User group Water User association Chiefs & Land Owners Farmers and herdsmen NGOs and Civil Society Traditional Authorities Research(V4) Women’s Groups
  13. 13. Second Engagement Three day workshop Organised • Day1: Engaging Community Level participnats: Assembly members, Crop and livestock farmers,Traditional Authorities, Women representatives, Local level Tech. Service • Day 2: District Level Participants : Public Sector, Farmers, Traditional Rulers, NGO. • Day 3: Regional Level Participants: Public Sector, Farmers, Traditional Rulers, NGO.
  14. 14. Results from Second Engagement Each group produced its version of: • Natural resource map • Identified and mapped critical Issues relating to water and other natural resources • Identified potential Interventions and/or Regulations to deal with the undesirable. • Identified erosion and flooding as key issues
  15. 15. Third Engagement Another Three day workshop Organised • Day1: Engaging Community Level participnats: Assembly members, Crop and livestock farmers,Traditional Authorities, Women representatives, Local level Tech. Service • Day 2: District Level Participants : Public Sector, Farmers, Traditional Rulers, NGO. • Day 3: Regional Level Participants: Public Sector, Farmers, Traditional Rulers, NGO.
  16. 16. Results from Third Engagement Each group : • Refined its Natural resource map • Refined its map on natural resource Issue maps • Refined potential Interventions and/or Regulations to deal with the undesirable. • Proposed Institutional Arrangements for interventions and regulations • Identified Farming/other water use practices and their impact on water resources and the environment
  17. 17. Next Step • All levels of Participants (Community, District and Regional) to discuss their results and proposed interventions.
  18. 18. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION
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