This CAE, set up in May 2022 as part of the activities of the Mekrou Phase 2 Niger Project financed by the European Union through the European Union in Niger, covers the regions of Dosso and Tillabéri and the three communes of Falmey, Kirtachi and Tamou.
As part of the implementation of the Mekrou phase 2 Niger project's capacity-building plan, a training course on the manufacture and use of improved stoves was held on Thursday and Friday 6 and 7 April 2023 in Belandè. The two-day course brought together some 20 participants from Boumba, Falmey and Belandè.
Volta Basin Authority together with IUCN, UN Environment Programme and Global Water Partnership West Africa launched on 25 April 2023 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso a new project called “Reversing Ecosystem and Water Degradation in the Volta River Basin or REWarD – Volta River Basin,
The Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (OMVS) held a regional workshop in the Senegalese capital from 12 to 13 June 2023, bringing together the 4 member countries, namely Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and the Republic of Guinea.
Côte d'Ivoire's economic capital hosted a training workshop for stakeholders from the Volta basin on impact-based flood forecasting products and the Bulletin integrated into the myDewetra-VOLTALARM platform. The event was held from 12 to 16 June 2023 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Water and Forests, who was represented at the official ceremony by Colonel Major Lucien KOUASSI, Director General of Forests and Wildlife of Côte d'Ivoire.
A few weeks after the closing workshop for phase 2 of the TONFUTURTONCLIMAT project in Tanguiéta, the Kaba Hotel in Natitingou hosted the launch workshop for the "Strengthening Climate Resilience and Water Security for Young People and Women for Sustainable Management of the Tchoutchoubou River in the Pendjari sub-basin of Benin" project on Tuesday 30 May 2023.
"Young people are a very important force for both sustainable development and rational management of water resources. In the West African sub-region, this force is very under-used. GWP is therefore working with organisations at regional and sub-regional levels as well as youth movements to make their voices heard so that they are more involved and sustained in the decision-making processes of the water sector, in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, of the SDG #6 in the West African region. Young people are the successors of tomorrow, and nothing can or should be done without them”.
The populations of the Volta Basin are vulnerable to the risks of floods and droughts, which cause a lot of damage every year. In response to the annual threats and to enable countries to have the technical capacity to cope, the Volta Flood and Drought Management (VFDM) project entitled ''Integrating Flood and Drought Management and Early Warning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Volta Basin'' has set up a training programme from June 2019 to mid-2024.