7236. Support to an SEA for the Sourou area in Mali

The Sourou area in Mali, bordering Burkina Faso, has complex challenges of employment, land degradation, climate change, water management, land management, conflict and migration. In June 2017, actors from the area were invited by IUCN and NCEA to a landscape / SEA approach training in Burkina Faso. Later in 2017, these actors requested the NCEA to do a similar training in Mopti, capital of the Malinese province where also the Sourou area is located. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bamako facilitated a series of trainings done by NCEA with the aim to look for joint, SEA-informed, action for the Sourou. An NCEA advice on this process to the parties was published on 16 May 2018 ("Etat des lieux"). The local governments of the Sourou area erected an "inter collectivite" as competent authority for a plan for sustainable development of the Sourou region, and to do an SEA to inform the plan. The governor of the Mopti region, who had approved the "inter-collectivite du Sourou" requested the NCEA to support the further SEA process. The SEA procedure started in September 2018. NCEA published a scoping advice in december 2018 (Avis de cadrage).

Advisory reports and other documents

16 May 2018: Memorandum

7236 L'état des lieux Plan de Développement Intégré et Durable du Sourou (PDIDS)

03 Dec 2018: Memorandum

7236 Avis de cadrage de l'EES du Programme de Développement Durable de la zone du Sourou.pdf

Significant details

This plan serves, and is owned by, the malinese part of the Sourou area, but the Sourou river is regulated from Burkina Faso. There is a challenge to involve the water authorities of Burkina in the planning and SEA process.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

ms C. Borgia
mr H. Zigterman

Chairman of the working group: ms M.W.J.A. van Gool

Technical secretary: mr S.G. Nooteboom

Further details

Started: 28 Sep 2017
Completed: Ongoing


Natural resources management
Economical aspects
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Risk assessment
Environmental management
Land use planning
Climate change

Country/region/theme: Mali

Last modified: 04 Dec 2018