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Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Niger Basin Authority (NBA)Member Countries
Thursday, 05 December 2019 17:49

PRESS COMMUNIQUE
Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of Niger Basin Authority (NBA)Member Countries on the adoption of Annex 2 to the Water Charter on Water Regulations for the Coordinated Management of Large Dams in the Niger Basin and the adoption of the Report on the Feasibility Study on NBA’s Sustainable Financing Mechanism through Hydropower – 24thto 26thNovember 2019 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Abuja is hosting, from 24thto 26thNovember 2019, the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers in charge of water resources in Niger Basin Authority (NBA)’sMember Countries

The Executive Secretariat of the Niger Basin Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources of Nigeria, is organizing an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA)Member Countriesin Abuja from 24thto 26thNovember 2019.
During this session, the Members of the Council of Ministers will decide, among others, on the report on the feasibility of NBA’s financing mechanism through hydropower.
The adoption of these two important instruments will enable NBA to strengthen cooperation and solidarity among Member Countries for an integrated, rational and peaceful management of water and associated resources in the Niger River Basin.
Participants to the meeting will include Ministers in charge of water and land management from NBA Member Countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad), representatives of Technical and Financial Partners such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the German Cooperation, the Dutch Cooperation, Executives from the NBA Executive Secretariat, Coordinating Units of Users of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources and Executives from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources of Nigeria.
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2019 session of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) of Projects and Programmes of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:33

The 2019 session of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) of Projects and Programmes of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) was held in the Conference Hall of Sun Beach Hotel of Cotonou, Republic of Benin, from 3rd to 7th September 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to review NBA Projects and Programmes’ achievements as at 31st July 2019 and draft 2020 Annual Work Plans and estimated Budgets (AWPBs). The status report on the implementation of NBA’s 2019-2021 Objective-based Programme Budget (OPB) was also presented. NBA Projects and Programmes on the agenda included: WRDSEM Programme, Niger River Basin Management Project (NRBMP), SATH/NBA Project, AGES Project and (PIDACC/NB) Programme, to name but a few.
In his speech, the Director General of Water and Coordinator of the Benin National Focal Structure, Dr. ADJOMAYI Philippe Armand, stated that the achievement of the objectives of that RSC meeting would, undoubtedly, bring a new dynamic to NBA, both in successfully implementing projects and programmes in the Niger Basin and in mobilizing the financial resources needed to achieve its vision by 2025. The NBA Executive Secretary, Mr. ABDERAHIM Bireme Hamid, on his part, drew participants' attention to the security context and invited them to multiply their efforts for an efficient and effective implementation of projects and programmes in order to provide the basin’s youth and women with more opportunities for accessing to autonomous and sustainable jobs and income generating activities, which is the only way to effectively fight immigration, drug trafficking and insecurity imposed on some of the Member Countries.

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Regional Steering Committee of Projects and Programmes (RSC)
Thursday, 29 August 2019 13:44

PRESS RELEASE

Regional Steering Committee of Projects and Programmes (RSC)

Benin is hosting the 2019 session of the Regional Steering Committee of Projects and Programmes (RSC) of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
The Executive Secretariat of the Niger Basin Authority, in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Mining of Benin, is organizing the 2019 session of the Regional Steering Committee of NBA Projects and Programmes in Cotonou, Benin, from 3rd to 12th September 2019. The Regional Steering Committee of Projects and Programmes is an evaluation and guidance framework for projects and programmes being implemented. Thus, 6 ongoing projects will submit their 2019 Achievement Reports and their 2020 Work Plans to the Steering Committee for review.
During this meeting, the Programme for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Niger Basin (PIDACC/NB) will organize two workshops on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Fund (RCCAF). The meeting will be attended by Coordinators of National Focal Structures (NFSs) and Experts from NBA Member Countries, executives of the Executive Secretariat, Technical and Financial Partners and Niger Basin populations through the Regional Coordinating Unit of Users of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources.

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