The UNESCO Chair focuses on the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to solve key environmental questions in developing and emerging countries.
Its flagship project in this field concerns an assisted irrigation for African farmers (Info4Dourou 2.0).
In a context of climate change and growing pressure over water resources, North and South partners from the private and academic sectors are working together to develop an assisted irrigation system in Burkina Faso, in collaboration with local micro-irrigation farmer associations. The project received the 2012 Dalle Molle award.
Info4Dourou aimed at bringing local communities to implement sustainable management of the land and resources, at the Singou-Dourou watershed scale. The Info4Dourou project supported the communities in elaborating development strategies based on a rational exploitation of water, agriculture, land and forest resources. Info4Dourou elaborated an innovative planning support system for local stakeholders. Info4Dourou also supported exemplary small projects to show the way.