Tue 7th Oct 2008, 10:00-11:00
The Komadugu Yobe Basin (KYB) Project made an hour exhibition of its activities at the Water Pavilion of the WCC on the 07th October 2008. This exhibition was made of about 20-munite film show of the KYB entitled “shattered livelihoods”, about another 20-munite of power-point presentation and the rest of the time devoted to discussion with the audience.
The main message of the power-point presentation that was titled “Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice – The Case of the KYB” highlighted the threats and challenges confronting the KYB and the approach adopted by the KYB Project (one of the IUCN-WANI demonstrated projects) to address them and some lessons learned so far. It was stressed that the Project started with Water Audit to set a platform for negotiations and dialogues among the stakeholders having strengthened the established stakeholder consultative forum, worked with partners in governments, non-government organizations, community-based organizations and civil society organizations to reform water governance for the KYB, made the stakeholders to agree to a catchment management plan, and helped in mobilize investment in a Trust Fund for restoration of the basin.
Parallel to this session, the success stories from the KYB were also featured prominently backed by an about 4-minute film on the KYB put together by James Workman in another session on “How to succeed in a changing world: Leading change in water resources management”.