The Niger basin authority
(NBA), the Volta basin authority (VBA) and their related countries (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Cote dIvoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo) will benefit, with more than 3,500 people from flood prone areas to be reached.
'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.
Hence he stressed the need for a comprehensive strategy which will improve synergy and coordination among all stake holders and interest groups such as the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the Permanent Inter-state Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), the Liptako Gourma Authority (ALG) and Niger Basin Authority
Adamu also said the government was subscribing to the charter on the Niger Basin Authority
to promote integrated management of its water resources potential.
Abdou Guero from the Niger Basin Authority
, who both discussed its necessity for improving the enabling environment for making water investments.
Project partners: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, EARS BV, Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation, Niger, Niger Basin Authority
Component 1: Strengthening the Niger Basin Authority
for Sustainably Delivering its Core Mandate
Executing Agency : Niger Basin Authority
(NBA), Observatory of the Sahar and Sahel (OSS), UNESCO-IHP
According to the records held by the Niger Basin Authority
(NBA), the volume of water in the River Niger as it flows from Guinea through Mali and Niger to Nigeria is generally decreasing, but peak flow levels are also reached increasingly quickly.
Following endorsement of the project s justification note by its development partners, CIWA is set to begin an exciting new partnership with the Niger Basin Authority
(NBA) on the Niger River Basin Management Project.