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Workshops for the validation of the regional synthesis for identifying priority projects for Member Countries and the Executive Secretariat
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speech of His Excellency Major General Collins R.U. IHEKIRE rtd., The Executive Secretary of the Niger Basin Authority at the opening ceremony of the workshops for the validation of the regional synthesis for identifying priority projects for Member Countries and the Executive Secretariat, and the training of the hydrologists on IT instruction tools for planned measures.

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COURTESY CALL BY THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NIGER BASIN AUTHORITY TO TE DIRECTO GENERAL OF THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF LIPTAKO-GOURMA
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:03

On Friday 27th June 2014, the Executive Secretary of the Niger Basin Authority paid a courtesy call to the Director General of the Integrated Development Authority of Liptako-Gourma Mr. Badi Ould Hamed GANFOUD.
The headquarters of the Integrated Development Authority of Liptako-Gourma is in Ouagadougu-Burkina and member countries are Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso.


You recall that the cooperation between the two institutions made them signed a Cooperation Agreement in 2004 which focuses on the following areas:
1.    Exchange of information on the progress of projects and programmes and development of water resources in the common region of the Niger basin;
2.    Exchange of experience and expertise, joint organization of seminars, symposia and workshops, reciprocal invitations to meetings, conferences and seminars organized by their respective institutions;
3.     Joint identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes in the field of water resources development.
A committee has been establish to monitor the cooperation agreement but since 2010 did not work.
After giving an overview on projects of each institution, the two Heads of the institutions agreed to re-launch the partnership through a review of the existing agreement in order to come up with areas of cooperation. For this each institution will chose as soon as possible its focal point to start the process.

 
LAUNCHING THE FIFTIEF ANNIVERSARY OF THE NIGER BASIN AUTHORITY: MESSAGE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, HIS EXCELLENCY MAJO GENERAL COLLINS R. U. IHEKIRE rtd,
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:26

Ladies and Gentlemen,
People of the basin of the Niger
Courageous and productive citizens of the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
I would like to say that for me it is a thing of joy to address you on this occasion of the preparation for the fiftieth anniversary of the Niger Basin Authority.
Fifty years in the life of an individual or fifty years in the life of an institution or of the country, is a land mark worthy of celebration. That of the NBA cannot be different, it is a land mark we have to celebrate and over the years the achievements of the basin are shown that the founding fathers of the Niger Basin Authority and all the executives along the line who have helped to steer the ship of the Niger Basin have not mistaken.
The NBA is a veritable institution for development of the people of the basin because its mandate is to ensure the improvement of the welfare of people of the basin by eliminating poverty.
Now, one can say what have we come out with after fifty years. In fifty years, we have learnt a lot of lessons, which can be summarized in the sustainability of the existence of the Niger Basin Authority.
The very sustainability of its activities is proof of the success of this organization. It is an organization that has endured and despite the fact that years we have had turbulence times, the boat of the NBA has been rocked, it has been shaken, it has been never sunk, it has remained afloat and in fact written its self from lessons it has learnt to float much better and steer in a much better direction.
And it is part of what gave right in what we are enjoying today which is the shared vision, which is bringing all of us together and in fifty years we have learnt to translate adversity to the word solidarity which is the corner stone of our existence. We are happy, we are proud of the political solidarity; the political will that has continued to keep the NBA together and to make it achieved what it has achieved. The success of the NBA should be very alive in our minds and become memorable momentos which is the legacy we can leave for prosperity of our proud and veritable institution.
The anniversary of the NBA is an opportunity to remember all we have achieved, the legacy we are leaving or the future and the herculean tasks ahead or us to achieve.
It also a clear call to better service, better commitment by all member countries, by all heads of state, by all staff of the NBA and to the whole population of the Niger Basin Authority. We hope that this call will energize them into further activities. And that the dynamism which is taken place in NBA will take us to higher heights. It is on this note that, I am very pleased to launch the activities to start the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Niger Basin Authority. I thank you all for your attention.
Long live international cooperation;
Long live the Niger Basin Authority and
Long live to all of us
Thank you!!!!

 
Rencontre de Haut Niveau entre l'ABN et la BMZ
Friday, 13 June 2014 12:05
There are no translations available.

Le lundi 09 Juin 2014 à 08H30 le Secretariat exécutif de  l'Autorité du Bassin du Niger a reçu  une délégation de la BMZ conduite par son Excellence ,  Dr. Michael FEINER, Ambassadeur de la République Fédérale d'Allemagne au Niger. La délégation allemande était composée de:

•Madame Katrin BUDER, Responsable pour le Niger au Ministère fédéral de la Coopération Economique et du Développement. Chef de la délégation allemande pour les consultations.
•Monsieur Nils WORTMANN, Conseiller à la Coopération à l’Ambassade d'Allemagne.
•Monsieur HayoTORO, chef d'Antenne de la KFW au Niger.
•Monsieur Jörg MAXIN, Directeur Résident de la  GIZ au Niger.
•Madame Anette PASCHEN, Responsable du Projet ABN/GIZ.
•Monsieur Martin JÄGER, Responsable du Projet AGES.
•Monsieur AlhassanAZAOUA, Représentant de la KfW
•Madame Anke BORGGRAFE, Responsable pour le Niger au siège Eschborn.


L'objet de la  rencontre est d'échanger sur l'état d'avancement des projets, les difficultés rencontrées dans la mise en œuvre  et ainsi que  les perspectives de  la Coopération Allemande à l'ABN. Au cours de cette rencontre plusieurs présentations ont été  faites par le Secrétariat Exécutif sur la mise en œuvre des projets et programmes finances par la BMZ.

Rappelons que depuis l'adoption du processus de la Vision partagée par les Etats Membres en mai 2002 et la signature du cadre de coopération des partenaires au développement de l'Autorité du bassin du Niger en avril 2004 à Paris, la République Fédérale d'Allemagne entretient des relations étroites avec le Secrétariat Exécutif et les Etats Membres. Cette coopération se traduit par le financement aux plans national et régional, de plusieurs projets d'appui institutionnel et de développement.

Coopération entre l’Allemagne et l’ABN.
La coopération entre l’Allemagne et l’ABN date de 2007 et porte actuellement sur deux projets financés par la Coopération technique et  quatre projets financés par la de Coopération financière (mise en œuvre au Mali, au Niger, au Cameroun et en Guinée). À ce jour, l’ABN a bénéficié d’un total d’engagements à hauteur de 65,5 millions d’euros.
Les financés par la  Coopération Technique sont:
-Appui à l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger III (3,3 millions d’euros)
- Appui à l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger en matière de protection des eaux souterraines (2,5 millions d’euros)
Projets financés par la Coopération Financière:
• Projet Protection du fleuve Niger au Mali (10 millions d’euros)
• Projet de Réhabilitation des Perimètres Irrigués Integrés Publicsr paysans individuels en République du Niger (11 millions d’euros)
Projets en cours de préparation :
• Projet Changement climatique, gestion des Ressources Naturelles et secuirté alimentaire dans le bassin versant de la Benoué au  Cameroun (10 millions d’euros)
• Projet Changement climatique en Guinée (14 millions d’euros)

Objectifs de la coopération:
L’objectif général de la coopération avec l’ABN consiste à apporter une contribution à la croissance économique durable, à la lutte contre la pauvreté et à la protection régionale de l’environnement, du climat et des ressources naturelles. Cet objectif doit être atteint en renforçant l’intégration durable économique et politique des Etats membres de l’ABN au niveau de la gestion transfrontalière des ressources en eau. Le groupe-cible est, finalement, la population des pays riverains dans le bassin hydrographique du fleuve Niger. L’objectif spécifique de la coopération allemande est le suivant:"Les pays membres de l’ABN gèrent et développent de manière durable et concertée les ressources transfrontalières en eau du bassin du Niger, sur la base de la Charte de l’Eau et d’autres stratégies et principes communs qui en découlent."

 
African Water Facility Supports Infrastructure Programme in Niger Basin
Friday, 07 February 2014 10:55

The African Water Facility (AWF) has granted €960,000 to the Executive Secretary of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) in support of a programme for the preparation of infrastructure projects aimed at reducing natural resources depletion caused by climate change, and improving their management in order to increase agricultural production and community resilience.
The projects should benefit the nine member States of the NBA, whose population is estimated at 120 million.

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