L@ Chronique September 2015

Mekrou project: the cooperation framework agreement document handed to NBA Executive Secretary

The Mekrou Project Officer handed over to NBA Executive Secretary 4 original copies and the electronic version of the draft Cooperation Framework Agreement for the promotion of political dialogue in the Mekrou basin. The event took place in Niamey, Niger on August 4, in the premises of the NBA Secretariat with the Executive Secretary, surrounded by his closest collaborators. The Executive Secretary promised to get the NBA Legal advisor examined the document and to initiate its enrolling in the agenda of the next Council of Ministers.



Ivory Coast is preparing for the post 2020 global climate change agreement

A workshop on the draft document of the Contribution of Côte d'Ivoire to the 21th Conference of Parties (COP 21) was held from August 12 to 14, 2015 in Abidjan. The meeting aimed to exchange and gather opinions and suggestions of actors on the document presented by consultants hired by the UNDP. About 200 people representing public structures, private companies, development partners, civil society have been invited to reflect on the content of the document that has been improved by the contributions. The CWP Ivory Coast took part in the meeting and provided inputs.

Ivory Coast: CWP meets the water resources directorate

    The CWP Ivory Coast met on August 12 the new Water Resources Director to exchange on opportunities for enhancing collaboration between the two.
    The Director hoped that the CWP can support his directorate in raising awareness and informing the population on some basic documents adopted and not well known. These include water policy documents, decrees of the water code, mobilization strategies on the IWRM PLAN financing, the operationalization of PLANGIRE through projects, waste of water. Complementarity of actions of the two structures was noted by the interlocutors.

    Regional forum of VBA Stakeholders

      The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) held from August 3 to 5, 2015, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire the Regional Stakeholder Forum on Governance in the Volta Basin under the theme "Water, source of conflict or cooperation".
      Organized by the VBA in collaboration with IUCN, the meeting gathered the focal points of the VBA, civil society, the six riparian countries (Benin, Burkina, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, and Togo) and resource persons from IUCN, WRCC / ECOWAS, CILSS and GWP / WA.

      WACDEP Burkina, produces of the demonstration project

      The populations of Ramitenga harvested on August 25, 2015 the corn grown on the demonstration site of the drip irrigation project. The quantity harvested has suffered damage caused by migratory birds that decimated almost 30% of the crops. According to the WACDEP Regional Manager, "the demonstration site was at that time the only place where birds could have something to eat, which accentuated their aggressiveness despite all the actions undertaken by project beneficiaries to hunt them."

      CWP Burkina to support the Nakambe Water Agency to develop its planning documents

      A WACDEP Burkina team met on August 19 the AEN team to discuss a kick off project for the involvement of the CWP in the Master plan. The mission aimed also at starting anew the consultations for the development of bancable projects in the basin.

      According the WACDEP manager the CWP support will focus on water resources and climate change. And in this context the CWP has already supported the AEN in the development of the Massili local water committee (CLE Massili), in the development of the SDAGE and bankable projects that address new issues.

      Youth in the governance of water and food security in the context of climate change, report validated in Benin

      The National Youth Parliament for Water and Sanitation in Benin organized on August 26, 2015 with the support of the Benin Country Water Partnership (CWP Benin) and GIZ, in Cotonou, a workshop to validate the report of the national consultation on the place of youth in the governance of water and food security in the context of climate change. The workshop was attended by several youth organizations, the Advisory Body for Youth, public institutions and technical and financial partners involved in the water sector, food security and climate change in Benin.