Water Governance Programme in West Africa
This programme known by its acronym PfWG (Programme for Water Governance) was implemented in 2005-2006 in 4 (four) countries in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger). It aimed to review the governance of water in the four countries. A national consultant recruited in each country has produced a document on the state of governance, in particular through an analysis grid (scorecard). The document produced was validated in each country at a national workshop. Based on country documents, a regional consultant produced a regional synthesis that was presented and amended during regional workshop held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). You will find all documents produced as part of this program on our website. Find studies produced
Programme for Improving Water Governance in the Volta Bassin (PAGEV).
This programme is a joint initiative IUCN / PACO-GWP / WA dialogue on water governance in the Volta between Burkina Faso and Ghana began in 2002. The PAGEV is implemented by IUCN Central and West Africa Programme and has among other things to strengthen cooperation on transboundary waters between the two countries, in particular through the implementation of a joint technical committee, the development of a code of conduct, the organization of several meetings between authorities and people living along the border of the Volta Basin in Burkina Faso and Ghana, trees planting, rehabilitation of dam to store water, etc. GWP / WA is a member of the Steering Committee of this project, the first phase was funded by the Netherlands and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The second phase, which was later extended in Togo ended in March 2012 and the third phase is being designing.
Programme for Water Development in Africa (PAWD)
This program is an initiative of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). It aims to support African countries in the process of developing their National Action Plan of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The program had two phases:
- Programme for the Development of Africa Water PAWD-1 (Canada): The PAWD 1 started in late 2004 and involved five (5) African countries, two (2) West Africa (Mali and Senegal) . To date, the IWRM National Plan of the both countries (Mali and Senegal) has been developed, validated and adopted by governments.
- Programme for the Development of Africa Water PAWD-2 (Netherlands). This second phase funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands involved six (6) African countries among them two Benin and Cape Verde in West Africa. It started in 2005 and took end in late 2008 with the development of IWRM Action Plan for each country. Find studies produced
Support Programme for Water Security in West Africa (PIWAG)
The Programme for the Improvement of Water Governance in West Africa (PIWAG) falls within the GWP / WA actions Plan and aims to contribute to improving the management and governance of water. The basic idea is that the water security of West Africa requires good management and strengthening the partnership between actors. This should be a contribution to the fight against poverty, improve well-being and protection of natural resources. This is a regional project of $ 2.5 million, funded at 75 % by the EU (1,909,822 euros) and the rest by the GWPO to improve water governance in the West Africa. Find studies produced
Program Water, Climate and Development (WACDEP)
This is a joint program between the Council of African Ministers in charge of Water (AMCOW) and GWP in response to the climate change commitments in the Sharm el Sheikh Declaration adopted by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union in July 2008. The programme aims to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning processes, build climate resilience and support countries to adapt to a new climate regime through increased investments in water security. The program's goal is to promote water as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change adaptation for economic growth and human security. In West Africa, the WACDEP covers Burkina Faso and the Volta Basin. The program is supported by the Australian Agency for Development and Aid Agency of UK Department for International Development (DFID).