Good news: project on the Volta basin climate change adaptation approved for funding

The project titled "Integrating Flood and Drought Management and Early Warning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Volta Basin’’, for which the development process started in 2015 and received great support and contributions from Volta Basin Authority Executive Secretariat and institutions from the six Volta Basin riparian countries, has been approved for funding from the Adaptation Fund during the 23rd meeting of the Project and Program Evaluation Committee (PPRC) of the Fund held from 9 to 11 October, 2018 in Bonn, Germany.

It is a four-year project (2019 - 2023), costing an amount of 7,920,000 US dollar, targeting as beneficiaries the VBA and its 6 Member States and developed with the technical and financial supports from WMO, GWP and GWP-WA (WACDEP and IDMP West Africa). The implementing partner is WMO. The executing partners are the VBA together with the national institutions, WMO, GWP-WA (and CWPs of the VBA Member States).

The Chair Prof. Amadou Hama MAÏGA, and Executive Secretary, Armand HOUANYE have expressed their gratitude to all partners for their availability, facilitation and inputs that helped to reach this step. They extended thanks to their predecessors Chair Prof. Abel AFOUDA and Executive Secretary Mr. Dam MOGBANTE. They together finally commended the partnership with WMO for enhancing, among other, the technical and institutional capacities for managing extreme events related to water and climate in West Africa Subregion.