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Presentation of Credentials by the Ambassador of Mali to NBA
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:24

The Executive Secretary of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), Mr. ABDERAHIM Bireme Hamid, received His Excellency Mr. Mahamane Toure, Major General (rtd), the Permanent Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to the Niger Basin Authority, at the NBA Executive Secretariat headquarters on Monday 13th August, 2018.
The modest and solemn ceremony for presenting the credentials, which was very warm and full with high emotions and great friendship, gathered around the Executive Secretary NBA directors and Executives. It was marked by the presentation of both the letter of accreditation of H.E.M Mahamane TOURE as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to NBA and the letter that recalled his predecessor.

The new Ambassador expressed his deep gratitude to the high Authorities of Mali for the trust placed in him. He also expressed his commitment to endlessly work for achieving the missions entrusted to NBA by Heads of State and Government. In his response, the Executive Secretary congratulated his Excellency the Ambassador for his appointment and welcomed him to Niger before wishing him success in fulfilling his high and exalted mission. He hoped that the other Member Countries would take inspiration from the example of Mali to appoint Ambassadors to NBA, something which will strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the Executive Secretariat and Member Countries. Before concluding his remark, he expressed his full availability to work closely with his host for achieving the objectives set for NBA.

Audience of Mr Aberahim Bireme HAMID, Executive Secretary of the NBA to the Presidency of the Republic of Niger
Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:36

On 17th May 2018 in Niamey, His Excellency, ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, President of the Republic of Niger, received in audience a delegation of the Niger Basin Authority led by Mr. ABERAHIM BIREME HAMID, Executive Secretary.
While welcoming the Executive Secretary and his delegation, H.E.  ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, congratulated Mr. Aberahim Bireme HAMID on his appointment as the NBA Executive Secretary. “Mr. Abderahim, you are at home here in Niger”; these were the words addressed by His Excellency, ISSOUFOU MAHAMADOU, to the new NBA Executive Secretary. NBA, His Excellency continued, is a very important Institution for the nine (9) founding Member Countries. However, she is facing numerous difficulties of which we can cite the reduction of the river’s flows, silting up of the river bed and combined effects of climate change, just to name a few. Urgent measures must be taken by the Member Countries to protect and preserve the Niger River and its ecosystems against the aforementioned phenomena, so as to avoid falling into the same situation as Lake Chad, characterized by a drastic reduction of runoff, or even drying up of the lake’s bed.

36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority
Friday, 23 March 2018 15:05

Abuja will be hosting the 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority.

Through the Ministry of Water Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the NBA Executive Secretariat will organize the 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority in Abuja, Nigeria from 3 to 6 April.
Participants in the meeting are: Members of the Council of Ministers, Coordinators of National Focal Structures and Experts of NBA member countries, staff of the Executive Secretariat, Technical and Financial partners and the people of the Niger Basin through the Regional Coordinating Unit of Users of the Niger Basin’s natural resources.

On the Niger Basin Authority (NBA):
NBA has 9 member countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CĂ´te d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The overall population of the basin is approximately 130 million inhabitants, of which 70% are in rural areas, with life expectancy of 50 years. Due to its ecological and socio-economic importance, the Niger Basin is an essential asset for the development of the sub-region.

" Together for the Development of the Basin"

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Regional workshop to present the results of the feasibility and the environmental and social impact assessment update studies of the multi-purpose development dam of Fomi
Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:23

The Niger Basin Authority has received support from the World Bank to implement the Water Resources Development and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems Project (WRDSEM) in Benin, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.
The components of WRDSEM-APL1 are:
- Component 1: Institutional and Capacity Building ($ 7.77 million)
- Component 2: Rehabilitation, optimization and development of regional infrastructure ($ 138.45 million)
- Component 3: Sustainable management of degraded ecosystems and rehabilitation of small water infrastructure through ($ 39.78 million).

The project achievements in Guinea focused on:
- hydro-agricultural development of 450 ha of lowlands in the Faranah and Kissidougou regions,
- the development and protection of 500 ha of agroforestry;
- completion of the two (2) major feasibility and the environmental and social impact assessment update studies of Fomi's multi-purpose dam project, the results of which will be presented during this regional workshop;
- capacity building of beneficiaries through sensitization, information and training in irrigation assessment techniques.

The results of these studies are recorded in about twenty technical reports including, among others, high-precision topographical data and information, thematic maps, and so on.

The workshop, which will take place on 13, 14 and 15 December 2017 in Conakry (Guinea) in a hotel complex under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics, brings together more than eighty (80) participants from some fifty state organizations and representatives of beneficiary populations, sub-regional and international institutions, civil society and the scientific community.

The Regional Workshop to present the results of the studies, aims to:
(i)    summarize the results of the studies carried out by the TRACTEBEL / GUIDE / GID and AECOM consultancy groups and the added value of these studies in comparison with previous studies;
(ii)    promote a good understanding of these results by all participants;
(iii)    identify deficiencies to be corrected;
(iv)    establish and validate the improvements and the list of main actions to be carried out after completion of the studies.

To this end, the workshop will review basic data, planning scenarios and their management methods, as well as a multicriteria analysis.

Abuja, 6th April 2018: End of the proceedings of the 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority.
Monday, 09 April 2018 18:01

The 36th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 6th April 2018. It was marked by the massive participation of the Members of the Council of Ministers, NBA Member Countries’ Ambassadors and Experts, the Regional and National Coordinating Units of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources, as well as Technical and Financial Partners. During that session, the Council of Ministers took important decisions on the development of the Institution including, among others, the adoption of the progress report of the Executive Secretariat as at 31st December 2017, the realization of the complementary review of the NBA Institutional and Organizational Audit, the construction of the Headquarters of the Niger Basin Authority and the adoption of the 2018-2020 Objective-based Programme Budget (2018-2020 OPB).
The Council of Ministers also congratulated Mr. ABDERAHIM BIREME HAMID, from the Republic of Chad, on his appointment as the NBA Executive Secretary. They expressed their availability to support him in achieving the objectives assigned to the Niger Basin Authority under his leadership;
At the end of the deliberations, the Members of the Council of Ministers expressed their sincere gratitude to His Excellency Mr. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government, to the Government and People of Nigeria, for the warm welcome and genuine African hospitality extended to them during their stay in Nigeria.
Rendezvous was taken for Abuja, Nigeria, no later than 30th September 2018, on the occasion of the holding of the 37th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers.
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Press Release
Monday, 12 March 2018 13:29

Handover of duties at the Niger Basin Authority (NBA): Mr. Abderahim Birémé HAMID replaces Dr Toupta BOGUENA.

Niamey, Niger, 12th March 2018 in the NBA Conference Hall: The handover ceremony between Dr. Toupta BOGUENA (outgoing Executive Secretary) and Mr. Abderahim Birémé HAMID (incoming Executive Secretary) was organized under the chairmanship of Pr. Issoufou Katambé, Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation of Niger, NBA’s Supervising Minister. Mr. AMID expressed all his gratitude to the Authorities of Niger and stated his commitment to implement NBA’s projects and programmes for the benefit of the Basin’s populations. The ceremony that was marked with much warmth, strong emotion and great friendship gathered Ambassadors of NBA Member Countries in Niger, Technical and Financial Partners, Executives of the Supervisory Ministry, the staff of the Executive Secretariat and members of the National Coordinating Unit of the Users of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources. Dr. Toupta BOGUENA, thus, handed over to her compatriot Aberahim Birémé HAMID as the new NBA Executive Secretary. To close the ceremony, the Minister invited the Executives of the Executive Secretariat to more solidarity and commitment to better accompany the new Executive Secretary in fulfilling his mission.

Portrait of the New Executive Secretary

A graduate of the National School of Magistracy in Paris, France, Mr. Aberahim Birémé HAMID is an experienced administrator of the Chad civil service. After several years spent in the judicial administration (judge at the seat, Adviser at the Court of Appeal, President of the Court of First Instance of Ndjamena, Public Prosecutor, Adviser at the Court of Appeal), he was appointed Minister a number of times (Minister of Home Affairs and Public Security, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Territory and Public Security). Honorary, he is an Officer of the Chadian Order of Civil Merit and Commander of the National Order of Chad. M Abderamin Birémé HAMID is married and has 7 children.

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Deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires et des acteurs de l’eau du Bassin du Niger
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:40
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La deuxième Conférence des Parlementaires et des acteurs de l’eau du Bassin du Niger s’est tenue les 27, 28 et 29 novembre 2017, dans la Salle ARAOUANE de LAICO HOTEL EL FAROUK à Bamako, Mali, sous la présidence de l’Honorable Abdoulaye FOFANA, Député à l’Assemblée Nationale de la République du Mali.

Tous les Etats membres de l’ABN étaient présents
• La République du Bénin,
• Le Burkina Faso ;
• La République du Cameroun,
• La république de Côte-d’Ivoire ;
• La République de Guinée ;
• La République du Mali,
• La République du Niger ;
• La République Fédérale du Nigeria ;
• La République du Tchad.

Les Partenaires Techniques et Financiers suivants étaient représentés :
• Organisation Météorologique Mondiale (OMM) ;
• Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN) ;
• Wetlands Internatioonal ;
• EARS ;
• Ambassade des Pays Bas au Mali ;
• Projet à buts multiples de FOMI ;
• Agence du Barrage de Kandadji ;
• Barrage de Sélingué ;
• Autorité du Barrage de Taoussa ;
• Compagnie Malienne de Navigation ;
• National Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) ;
• Coordination Régionale des Usagers et Usagères des Ressources Naturelles du bassin du Niger (CRU).

La cérémonie d’ouverture a été présidée par l’Honorable Issaka SIDIBE, Président de l’Assemblée Nationale de la République du Mali.

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