Autorite du Bassin du Niger

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Autorite du Bassin du Niger

An international organization intended to advance international cooperation in the development and use of resources in the Niger River in West Africa. While many of its activities concentrate on hydroelectric development, the Autorite du Bassin du Niger promotes collaboration in other areas, such as agriculture and forestry. Member states include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. It is known in English as the Niger Basin Authority or the NBA, as well as by its French abbreviation, ABN.
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'Nigeria is also working with the Niger Basin Authority, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Nigeria-Cameroon Joint Commission and the Nigeria-Benin Joint Commission, to facilitate the pursuance of shared visions and effective management of water resources.'
The summit agenda includes a welcome address by the capital N'djamena Mayor, the opening address from the International Commission for Drought Control at the Sahel, address of the Executive Secretary of the Africa Great Green Wall project, address of the African Union Commission, address of the representative of the World Bank and the Executive Secretary of the Niger Basin Authority.
The Niger Basin Authority (ABN) commits the nine member nations to preserve the ecosystem of one of Africa's most important rivers and ensure a fair distribution of its waters to meet the needs of local people.
Adamu also said the government was subscribing to the charter on the Niger Basin Authority to promote integrated management of its water resources potential.