The Mono Basin Authority (MBA) holds its Ordinary Council of Ministers

The Mono Basin Authority (MBA) held the sixth (6th) ordinary session of its Council of Ministers on January 26, 2024 in Lomé, Togo. This meeting was preceded by the meeting of the Technical Committee of Experts (CTE) from January 22 to 25.

Among other things, the Council adopted the MBA Executive Management's technical activity report for 2023, the work plan and the annual budget for 2024. The mandates of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director were renewed for a final 4-year term.

The Minister of Energy, Water and Mines of the Republic of Benin was appointed to chair the MBA Council of Ministers for the 2024 financial year.

GWP-WA, represented by its Executive Secretary, took part in these meetings. The MBA is one of the latest basin authorities to be created in West Africa, and GWP-WA is one of the first regional organizations to sign a collaboration protocol with this young organization.

With other partners, GWP-WA supports the MBA in the mobilization of financial resources through the development and submission of several bankable projects, including the Climate Shield/Mono and Regional Initiative for Water and the Environment in the Mono (RIWE/Mono) projects, which are currently being implemented with funding from the Adaptation Fund and the GEF.

The Mono basin is shared between Benin and Togo with a surface area of 23,400 Km². On December 30, 2014, the Heads of State and Government of Benin and Togo signed the draft Convention on the status of the Mono River, which crosses both countries, giving rise to the Mono Basin Authority.