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(Ouagadougou, October 09, 2017) - The West and Central Africa Programme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN / PACO), the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine area in West Africa and the Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA) released today October 9, 2017 the names of the winners of the fourth edition of the "Water and Environment Journalism" competition. The competition which was launched on August 1, 2017 for one month had two price categories: Continental Waters and Marine and coastal waters. Two winners were selected for each category. This fourth edition registered the participation of many journalists from several countries in West Africa. The winners are as follows:
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Mr. Armand Houanye from Benin is the new Executive Secretary

He has 17 years of working experience in agricultural water management, IWRM, climate resilience, water governance and integrity. He holds a Master’s degree in Climate Risks Management with a Diploma of Agricultural Engineering in Development and Management of Natural Resources.
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Mekrou project holds 2nd and last regional coordination meeting in 2017

The regional comity of the global coordination mechanism of the Mékrou Project held in Ouagadougou on 25 and 26 September 2017 under the patronage of the Minister of Water and Sanitation of Burkina Faso, represented by the Technical Adviser, Mr. Habdoulaye KOUDAKIDIGA.
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Mekrou Project trains national experts on the EPIC model and MOO method

After the June training in Niamey on the L-Moments model and hydrological modelling, the national experts of scientific and research institutions from the three Mekrou countries (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger) gathered in Ouagadougou from 20 to 23 September 2017 for a training on the mathematical model Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator (EPIC) and the multiobjective optimization (MOO).
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A new chair for GWP West Africa

Professor Amadou Hama MAIGA is the new chair of Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA). It was proclaimed following a recruitment process approved by the Assembly of Partners on 29 September 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Outgoing chair hands over to the incoming

The regional secretariat has organized on 2nd October 2017 a ceremony for the official transfer of services from the outgoing chair, Pr. Abel AFOUDA to the incoming one, Pr. Amadou Hama MAIGA.
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Statutory meetings of GWP WA

The 8th Assembly of Partners took place on 28-29 September 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The theme of this AP was " Water Security in the ECOWAS in the context of SDGs implementation".
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IDMP, finalizing a training manual on risks management on West Africa

The partners of the IDMP WA Platform were gathered in Léo to finalize the training manual on drought risk management in the context of IWRM in West Africa. This is a follow up action of the workshop on the review and adaptation to the Sahelian context of the training manual on drought risk reduction in an IWRM context, held from 26 to 29 July 2016 in Kaya, Burkina Faso
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Benin, an extraordinary statutory partners’ meeting to discuss new institutional arrangements

CWP Benin held on September 20, 2017 a meeting of partners to adopt amendments done in the bylaws of the platform. Speaking, Mr. André TOUPE, chair of the CWP said that the CWP has to reposition itself in a totally changing environment in terms of implementation and compliance with IWRM principles in Benin and that requires a change of role within the water sector.