Mekrou project : validation workshop held in Niamey

A validation workshop was held on 19 and 20 February 2015 in Niamey, Niger for the validation of three studies carried out in December 2014. The first one was on the national consultation on the objectives and methodology of the Mekrou project, the second one on the institutional participatory diagnosis and the third one on the assessment of existing capacities and the needs for capacity building for knowlegde management organizations in the country.

The official ceremony was presided by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation, Mr. ATTAHIROU KARBO who said that GWP was one of the main promotor of IWRM in the countries of West Africa. He welcome these studies that are being carried out at the time Niger is developing its IWRM Plan.

The Chair of theCWP Niger, Prof. Bouréima OUSMANE reminded of the responsibility of the CWP in the implementation of the Mekrou Project in the country besides other national actors. The Mekrou Project Manager, M. Corneille AHOUANSOU said the same studies were carried out in the other two countries (Burkina and Benin) where the project is implemented in the Mekrou basin.