VBA prepares Water Charter ratification processes by the countries

In December 2018, the draft Volta Basin Water Charter was validated by the main stakeholders of the basin at a regional workshop attended by the Togolese Water Sector Authorities, VBA and GEF national focal points from VBA member countries, technical and financial partners.

The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) organized from 26 to 29 March 2019 in Loumbila, Burkina Faso, a training seminar to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the Volta Basin Water Charter.

The meeting brought together the Burkinabe authorities of the water sector; National Focal Points and legal experts from VBA member countries; the ECOWAS Water Resources Coordination Centre (CEMR); Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA); the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); the Executive Directorate of the VBA and the Consultant.

The exchanges highlighted the links between the Helsinki Convention and the VBA texts, in particular the coherence between these instruments.

The opening ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Water and Sanitation represented by Mr. TRAORE Serge, Director General of Water Resources of Burkina Faso.