The Sahel region in West Africa is confronted with a rampant terrorism for a decade and continues to bereave nations and families. The inability to cope with the situation has even led to the overthrow of the governments in Mali and Burkina. These two countries are the centre of the terrorist hydra in the Sahel.
The Water Museum of Burkina Faso in Moutili near the capital city Ouagadougou marked the event with a mobilisation of local communities through various recreational and awareness-raising activities. Several schools of Loumbila and Saaba, the women's group of Moutili mobilized to offer a pleasant and inspired show, rich in sequences.
GWP-WA together the VBA and WMO started an online training targeting experts in the six Volta Basin countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo). The distance learning course ''Dissemination, Decision Support and Response to Flood and Drought Early Warning'' takes place over a period of 6 weeks from March 13 to April 21, 2023. The online course is structured around 4 modules.
The CWP Burkina organized on March 1st, 2023 an awareness campaign for the pupils of the rural commune of Komki Ipala on the importance of the three fights in Burkina Faso and the good hygiene practices in order to catalyze the changes of behaviour. Three (03) sensitisation sites including Komki A school, Komki B school and Tintilou C school were selected.
Opened in Niamey on 02 March 2023, the national workshop was jointly organised by the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Niger and the Secretariat of the Convention (UNECE). It provided an opportunity to inform stakeholders about the Water Convention, to share information on the processes initiated by the Government of Niger to become a party to the Water Convention and to discuss the next steps in the accession process.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, through the Commission's Water Resources Management Centre (WRMC), organised from 13 to 15 March 2023 in Lomé, Togo, the Regional Preparatory Concertation for the United Nations (UN) Water Conference of March 2023 and on the Strengthening of West African Cooperation on Water-related Issues
The Togolese capital, Lomé, hosted from 25 to 27 January 2023 the regional training workshop on impact-based forecasting, procedures for the elaboration of warning bulletins and the myDewetra-VOLTALARM Early Warning System (EWS) in the Volta basin.
The implementation of the TonFuturTonClimat funded by the Quebec Government, GWP, the Swiss cooperation and Agence de l’Eau Artois Picardie is impacting the social organization of youth in the municipality of Tanguieta, Northern Benin.
The Minister of Justice and Legislation, Keeper of the Seals, proceeded to the signing ceremony and the official handing over of the framework agreement protocols with the Country Water Partnership (CWP) of Benin and 18 other structures on Thursday 19 January 2023.