WACDEP is an African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) programme implemented by GWP and Partners in order to realize the climate change related commitments expressed by African Heads of State and Government in the 2008 Sharm el--‐Sheikh Declaration on water and sanitation. The programme is embedded in the AMCOW Work Plan and is supported by a WACDEP Africa Coordination Unit (CU)based in Pretoria in close coordination with the AMCOW secretariat. The WACDEP aims to promote water security as a key element of sustainable development of countries and regions and to contribute to climate change resilience for economic growth and human security. The objectives of the programme are to help the countries to:  integrate water security and resilience to climate change in the development planning process;  develop partnerships and the capabilities of institutions and stakeholders in reinforcing climate resilience thanks to a better water management;  develop funding and no/low regret’investment strategies for water security, and adaptation to climate change. Read here news related to the implementation of WACDEP in West Africa.

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Ghana: 3 day meeting to review the IWRM plan for the White Volta Basin

The Ghana Country Water Partnership through WACDEP provided technical support to Water Resources Commission to hold a consultative meeting for stakeholders in the White Volta Basin, from 28th to 30th January 2015 at the Ex-Tee Crystal Hotel in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region. The aim of the meeting was to initiate the process to update the basin’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plan after its preparation in 2008 to take into account the emerging issues in the basin, on the one hand, and to use the output as part of the input to the preparation of Investment Plan for the said basin, on the other hand.

Ghana: Water Security validation workshop held at Accra.

The Ghana Country Water Partnership (CWP-Ghana) has held the validation meeting for the report on the study entitled “Review of National Policies, Strategies and Programmes in the context of Water Security and Climate Resilience in Ghana”. This was done in collaboration with the Water Resources Commission (WRC) and the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).

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Ghana: 2nd Capacity training held

The Ghana Country Water Partnership under ict Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) HAS Organised the 2nd module of the capacity building program titled "Identify and Appraise Options." This training Took Place in the Upper-East Region from July 21st -24th, 2014 at the conference room of Ex-Tee Crystal Hotel in Bolgatanga.

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Ghana: Baseline validation workshop held at Bolgatanga

The Ghana Country Water Partnership (CWP-Ghana) has held the validation meeting for the report on the study entitled “Impacts and Vulnerability assessment of Climate Change in the Upper East Region of Ghana and pathways to Creating Green Solutions and Integrating Climate-Smart Interventions into development Planning”. The program took place at the SSNIT conference room at Bolgatanga on 17th July, 2014 and was chaired by Mr Aduna from the White Volta Basin Office (WVB).


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WACDEP supports VBA on two relevant studies

The Minister of Water, Hydraulic equipment and Sanitation of Burkina Faso, Ms. Mamounata BELEM / OUEDRAOGO, presided over the official ceremony of the validation workshop of two studies on June 3, 2014 at the Palm Beach Hotel in Ouagadougou.

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GWP Reference Group visits WACDEP countries

Two members of the WACDEP Reference Group Madam Patience Agyare- Kwabi, a Gender expert from Ghana and Dr. Roberto Martin-Hurtado, an Economist from the United Kingdom and team leader visited Burkina Faso and Ghana, the two West African countries where the WACDEP is being implemented.

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Ghana: 2nd Post 2015 Consultation Workshop on water held

The Ghana Country Water Partnership (CWP-Ghana) organized the 2nd Post 2015 Consultation workshop on Water on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 at Erata Hotel in Accra. The purpose of this workshop was to solicit the views of stakeholders on the targets set by the United Nation’s (UN) following synthesis of report on the 1st consultation process which is feeding into the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

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Ghana: WACDEP Capacity Building launched

The Capacity Development component of WACDEP under the theme “Economics of Adaptation, Water Security and Climate Resilient Development In Africa" has been launched by the Ghana Country Water Partnership (CWP-Ghana) on 18th February, 2014. The event was held at Erata Hotel in Accra, Ghana during the organisation of the first Module of the workshop.