Funded by

French Development Agency (Mali)

It is essential to understand a context in order to act on agro-ecological, socio-cultural and political issues. It is all the more necessary when the context is unstable, uncertain, difficult to grasp and potentially dangerous. The analysis also focuses on areas of tension within and between communities as well as possible mechanisms for conflict prevention and management.

The aim is therefore to provide some keys to help understand Gourma:

  • Analysing the specific characteristics, potential and socio-economic and governance constraints of a geographical area that is characterised by agro-pastoral activities rather than by an administrative or human identity, and which is the object of increasing interest;
  • Reflecting on possible risks and scenarios in a context where local and global issues are constantly interacting;
  • Recommending areas and methods of action;
  • Using knowledge, analysis and scenario planning to help AFD in its programming.

Carried out by

François Grünewald

Director of Strategic Foresight (employed since 2009)