SEA for landscape approach in Burkina Faso and Mali
How can SEA help to achieve sustainable livelihoods in the White Volta basin in Burkina Faso? And how can it be applied to transboundary management by Mali and Burkina Faso of the Sourou river basin (north of the Black Volta)? With these questions in mind, a meeting took place between Burkinabe and Malinese authorities, NGOs and the NCEA (in the framework of the Shared Resources, Joint Solutions programme). Livelihoods in the White Volta basin are affected by a dam and mining, while management of the Black Volta is influenced by migration from conflict-ridden northern Mali. Both are complex situations in which SEA can contribute to application of the landscape approach to sustainable development.