From Monday 13 to Saturday 17 May 2019, a delegation from the Water Integrity Network (WIN) visited Benin as part of an exchange mission with the CWP and its partners involved in the fight for integrity in the water and sanitation sector.
The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) organized the first and second training workshops on ''Ecosystem planning and management for climate change adaptation in the Volta Basin'' from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Bamako, Mali and on 27 to 31 May 2019 in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
Since November 2018, the Country Water Partnership of Mali had initiated a consultation framework with the various stakeholders to address the dangers facing water resources and the lack of reliable results of the actions undertaken by the various structures involved in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the country.
From 23rd to 24th May 2019, the Core Team of the Task Force for SDG6 IWRM Action Plan preparation met at the conference room of the Water Resources Commission to finalise the Action Plan and initiate drafting of the related Action Sheets.
The Executive Secretary of Ghana Country Water Partnership participated from 6th to 9th May 2019, in the meeting of the Technical Committee of Experts of the Volta Basin Authority at Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra, Ghana. About forty (40) participants were present, drawn from the six (6) riparian States of the basin, notably the focal points of the VBA in the countries and technical and financial partners including the IUCN, GWP-WA, UEMOA, and Water Integrity Network (WIN). Also, technical structures from Ghana participated in the meeting.
From 13th to 14th May 2019, the Executive Secretary of Ghana Country Water Partnership participated in the 2-day meeting, organized by the Water Resources Commission in conjunction with Volta Basin Authority.
The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) held from 9 to 11 April 2019 the 4th session of the Forum of Parties which is a platform bringing together in addition to the VBA member States representatives of major stakeholders including farmers, women, youth associations, private sector, NGOs, etc. active in the basin.
Some associations have started making their own compost after the assistance they were given two weeks ago with some inputs including a box of "mycotri" and bags of chicken droppings. They have started their production activities including heat and humidity control, substrate decomposition degree and maintenance activities such as pile turning, and watering were carried out.
The national workshop on the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes was organized by the Ministry of Water and Forestry on April 15 to discuss the «Opportunities and Prospects for Côte d'Ivoire". The meeting was attended by representatives of the major embassies in Côte d'Ivoire, the Convention Secretariat, the Parliament, Ministries, Technical and Financial Partners, private companies and civil society.