The Consortium comprising the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized United Nations agency, the Volta Basin Authority (ABV) and the Global Water Partnership in West Africa (GWP-WA) are implementing the project entitled "Integration of flood and drought management and early warning for adaptation to climate change in the Volta Basin (VFDM)". The activities of the VFDM project, started in June 2019, are continuing and will end at the end of June 2023. The VFDM project is financed by the Adaptation Fund.
The Consortium, comprising the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and the Global Water Partnership in West Africa (GWP-WA), organized from 02 to 04 August 2021 in Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, the first of a series of eight (8) national training workshops on "Mainstreaming gender into the end-to-end early warning system for flood forecasting and integrated flood risk management in the Volta Basin”. This was followed by the holding of the Decision-makers' Day on Thursday, August 5, which focused on the same theme in Bobo Dioulasso.
A two-day national capacity building workshops on the development of flood and drought risk maps in the Volta Basin were held in each Volta basin country with the last one in Accra, Ghana on 5 and 6 July 2021.
The national reforestation campaign launched on July 12, 2021, in Koundara, one of the prefectures under threat of desertification, is supported by non-governmental organizations for the protection of natural resources.
The general objective of the meeting was to briefly present to the members of the technical committee the content of the draft report of the pre-feasibility study of the project in order to enable them to provide guidance to the consulting team in the formulation of the concept note and the finalization of the pre-feasibility study report.
Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA), as part of the celebration of 25 years of activities of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), is launching the sixth edition of the "Water and Environment" journalism contest.
A training of trainers on "the fundamentals of citizen watch" was organized on 17 and 18, 2021 in Porto-Novo. This activity is part of the implementation of the governance component of the OmiDelta program by the consortium CWP-Benin, Social Watch and ALCRER.