On 12-13 December 2022, a regional workshop was held on the theme: "Increasing investments for water security and climate resilience in West Africa: achievements, challenges and opportunities". The regional event was both face-to-face and online for stakeholders from the regional level and other West African countries.
A high-level delegation composed of the Secretary General, the Director of Legislation of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation and the Permanent Secretary of PANGIRE Niger carried out a study tour in Burkina Faso from 19 to 23 December 2022, on the theme "integrated management of rainwater for different uses".
After the meetings of the stakeholders of Côte d'Ivoire, Benin and Ghana, those of Burkina Faso met from 14 to 16 December 2022 in Ouagadougou and those of Mali from 21 to 23 December 2022 in Bamako for the national workshop of the stakeholders for the planning of the flood and drought risk management strategy in the Volta basin.
To ensure ownership of the results of the implementation of the initiative "Support to the empowerment of women farmers for the reinforcement of the climatic resilience of local communities in the Tchoutchoubou micro-basin in North Benin", the Water, Climate, Development and Gender Equality Programme (WACDEP G) implemented by the Benin Country Water Partnership (CWP Benin) in collaboration with the main implementing stakeholders, held a workshop on 21-23 December 2022 to capitalise on the said initiative at the Tanguiéta town hall.
About thirty participants took part in the training workshop on the integration of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in local development planning tools in the Mekrou Niger sub-basin from 19 to 21 December in Dosso, Niger.
The Chamber of Agriculture (RECA) in Niamey, Niger hosted from 26 to 28 December 2022 a training workshop for stakeholders on ecosystem management for climate change adaptation in the Mekrou sub-basin in Niger. This training session aims to strengthen the capacities of participants on the management of ecosystems in the Mekrou sub-basin in Niger.
The implementation of the project "Water for Growth and Poverty Reduction in the Mekrou sub-basin of Niger" (Mekrou Phase 2-Niger Project), financed by the European Union, has made significant progress in the area covered by the project, namely the communes of Tamou and Kirtachi in the Tillabery region and Falmey in the Dosso region.
The government of Senegal is looking to find a more sustainable response to flood governance, with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has developed the Integrated Flood Management Project in Senegal (PGIIS), which is based on a scientific and institutional approach to urban flood management at the local and national levels, which goes beyond and national scale that goes beyond the construction of infrastructure.
In 2022, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), as part of the African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), supported the African Groundwater Network (AGW-Net), Ask for Water GmbH, and Cap-Net UNDP, in partnership with the Senegalese Country Water Partnership (PNES), to develop and deliver two online courses on groundwater.