Issue of May 2013

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 A new Chair for GWP West Africa

Prof. Abel AFOUDA is the new Chair of GWP in West Africa. His appointment as the new Chair was approved by the participants to the last Assembly of Partners held in Accra, Ghana on 7 May 2013. Read more


 Assembly of Partners

GWP West Africa held its 5th Assembly of Partners in Accra, Ghana on 7 May 2013. The meeting gathered more than forty (40) participants representing key water partners at regional and national levels from 10 countries in the region as well as basin organizations, intergovernmental bodies and private institutions. Read more

CWP meeting: CWP urged to go for accreditation
A meeting of Country Water Partnerships (CWP) was organized on 6th May 2013 in Accra in preparation of the Assembly of Partners meeting on 7 May. This meeting gathered chairs and designated delegates of 10 out the 13 CWP in the region. Read more

 GWP WA strengthens partnership with Burkina Faso: a convention signed with the Ministry in charge of water

The signature of the agreement on May 14, 2013 between the two institutions is to mark the institutional presence of GWP-WA and strengthen the existing collaboration with government departments.

The event took place in the conference room of the Ministry of Water, water projects and sanitation. On behalf of the Government of Burkina Faso, Minister Mamounata BELEM Ouedraogo signed the document with the Chair of the Global Water Partnership for West Africa, Mr. Hama Arba Diallo. Read more

Implementing WACDEP: MoU signed with VBA
The MoU signed on April 9, 2013 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso aims at "formalizing the commitment of both parties to agree on how to use funds made available to the VBA for the implementation of WACDEP activities." Read more

Assessing the work, the Secretariat planning for the year

How can GWP-WA bring its contribution to better shape the projects and ongoing and future programs. This was the overall objective of the secretariat staff retreat on 2, 3 and 4 April 2013 in Kombissiri, a town about forty kilometers from Ouagadougou, the headquarters of Global  Partnership Water West Africa. Read more



Implementing IWRM principles at Tchi Ahomadegbé

Improving the governance and economic value of drilling: CWP-Benin since 2010 began the implementation of IWRM principles through for the valorization of economic and local governance of water around the multiple uses of water resources.  Read more

Water Integrity workshop: new tools experienced at local level in Benin
CWP-Benin since 2010 began the implementation of IWRM principles through for the valorization of economic and local governance of water around the multiple uses of water resources. On 7 and 8 February 2013, CWP-Benin in partnership with Soroptimist Club Cotonou Dean and the Municipality of LaloRead more


Capacity building for the Benin WASH Alliance
 The  Members of the Benin WASH alliance composed of national and international NGOs involved in the water and sanitation sector in the country, the country Coordinator and Dutch partners of WASTE and ICCO followed this workshop held from 25 to 28 February 2013.

The objective of this workshop is to achieve a more coherent and strengthened joint program of partners of the DWA Alliance (Dutch WASH Alliance) and WASH Benin. Read more

World Water Day celebration in DOGBO

The Country Water Partnership of Benin (Benin CWP) marked the celebration of the 21th edition of the World Water Day (WWD) on March 22, 2013 by mobilizing stakeholders of the departments of Mono and Couffo around the international theme of "Water cooperation. Read more




Water Integrity workshop

 The first West African Sub Regional Water Integrity Capacity-Building Workshop for Ghana and Sierra Leone was held at the Mirage Royale Hotel, East Legon, Accra, Ghana from 08th to 12th April 2013 was successful as it trained 29 participants on water integrity. The course was conducted on all the seven modules in the Training Manual on Water Integrity to participants. Participants learnt to understand corruption and anti-corruption in the context of water governance. Read more



The next joint GWP-WA / IUCN-PACO media workshop

The West and Central Africa Programme of the IUCN (IUCN / PACO) and the Global Water Partnership for West Africa (GWP / WA) are co-organizing the 7th edition of the sub regional media capacity building workshop from 1 to 5 July 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on the theme "Water financing and protecting the resource in West Africa”.

The workshop will gather about 40 journalists from 11 West African countries aimed to enhance the understanding of journalists specializing in environment on this important topic for West Africa. Read the magazines of last workshops


GWP/West Africa changes address

Since early January, 2013, GWP/West Africa has managed in a new office located at Ouaga 2000 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Our new contact details are:

GWP West Africa Secretariat

05 BP 6552 Ouagadougou 05, (new)

Burkina Faso

Telephone: +226 50 48 31 93 (new) or +226 50 36 18 28

Email:; Website:



The Chronique is a publication of the Global Water Partnership / West Africa (GWP/WA) in collaboration with Country Water Partnerships (CWP).

The GWP/WA vision is a region were water security is available for everybody and all uses. The Partnership is working to build alliances and strengthen institutional capacities of its members to encourage and enhance research, expertise and information networks on IWRM.

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