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Integration of Pastoral Institutions (The Jowro) in Local Governance: Change of the Ways of Thinking and Decentralized Management Practices of Pastoral Development in the Delta Region of Mopti in Mali

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Ba, Boubacar
Conference: Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities, the Eleventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Conf. Date: June 19-23, 2006
Date: 2006
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1945
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Africa
Subject(s): IASC
state and local governance
institutional change
economic development
Abstract: "Today it is admitted that the management process of the local governance and the settlement of social conflicts from consultations on the local development questions are the major stake for the building of the democratic state in Mali. Since the social political change of 1991, Mali has been dealing with a development strategy closer to the local institutions and decentralized communities. This practical vision support of local institutions is registered with the logic of decentralization with relies on the democratic principles. This analysis is in keeping with general pattern of the implementation of the management process of pastoral resources in the Mopti region. The process has been on main themes among which the set of problems of Jowro insertion in the local governance, the evolution of their status and the use of contract for their activities with the decentralized territorial communities in the Kounary zone located in the district of Mopti. The major themes are based on: (1) The identification, the recognition and the moralization of the jowro practice; (2) The promotion of the jowro organization in public use fullness association; (3) The settlement of monitoring mechanism for the Jowro insertion in the local governance with the mechanisms of flexible and adapted intermediations to their needs."

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