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Climate Risk Assessment of the Niger River Basin Sustainable Development Action Plan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:01

The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the World Bank have undertaken a joint initiative to assess the risks from climate change to the performance of NBA’s Strategic Development Action Plan (SDAP), adopted in 2008 by the Heads of State and Government of the 9 member countries of the NBA.  The aim of this initiative is to build resilience to climate risks into the SDAP.
This World Bank Study is supported by grants from (i) the Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP) Trust Fund, (ii) the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD) funded by Finland and Norway, (iii) the Norwegian Trust Fund (NTF), and (iv) the Trust Fund for Integrated Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change (ILWAC) funded by Denmark. The study was managed by Amal Talbi, Catherine Tovey and Emmanuel Nikiema (AFTWR).  Hilaire Doffou, Regional Coordinator WRDSEM Program, was responsible for the coordination with the NBA team.
The Bank mobilized a study team to develop the methodology and carry out the study, comprising Johan Grijsen (Team Leader); Dr. Casey Brown, Yonas Ghile and Ümit Taner, Hydrosystems Research Group (HRG) of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA); Dr. Andover Tarhule, University of Oklahoma, Norman (USA), and Aminou Tassiou (Niger). The NBA team consisted of Dr. Abdou Guero, Technical Director NBA, Robert Y. Dessouassi, Head of the Niger Basin Observatory, Soungalo Kone, Modeling Expert at NBA and Bréhima Coulibaly, Regional Coordinator IWRM-2 Project. This Main (Summary) Report on the Climate Risk Assessment for the Sustainable Development Action program for the Niger Basin was prepared by Johan Grijsen. Part of this work has also been published in Ghile et al (2014), Grijsen et al (2013) and Tarhule et al (2014).

Download the Final Report presented in five volumes:
- Volume 1: Main Report
- Volume 2: Water Resources Profile and Historical Climate Variability
- Volume 3: Water Demands  and Climate Change Impacts on Rainfed Agriculture
- Volume 4: Hydrological and Water Resources System Modeling of the NRB and economic analysis of SDAP
- Volume 5:  Climate and Runoff Projections and Climate Risk Assessment

Notice of Publication PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 October 2014 11:53

The World Bank, through a CIWA (Cooperation in International Waters in Africa) grant, estimated at 7.5 million US Dollars, is planning to support the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to strengthen the regional cooperation institutional framework on water resources in the Niger River basin. The technical assistance project being prepared (the Niger River Basin Management Project) includes two components:
- Component 1: Strengthening the Niger Basin Authority for sustainably delivering its core mandate;
- Component 2: Facilitating decision-making within the framework of the Fomi Multipurpose Dam Project preparation process.
The Niger River Basin Management Project is planned to be implemented in five years (January 2015 – December 2019).

The Project being prepared is a technical assistance to NBA and it will not finance any physical construction on the field. Within the framework of component 2 of the said Project, following the development of a common vision and an exhaustive roadmap on the steps of the preparation of the Fomi multipurpose dam Project, partners can discuss and initiate complementary studies which could better help them in making decisions. Since the ToRs of those studies could only be developed once the latter have been defined during the implementation of the project, the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) of the Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Programme (WRDSEM-P/NBA), which is being implemented and which includes the financing of the updating of the Fomi multipurpose dam technical and environmental studies, has been updated so as to cover the objective and components of the Niger River Basin Management Project.
In line with the Water Charter of the Niger Basin and the operational procedures of the World Bank, the Executive Secretariat of the Niger Basin Authority has approved the updated ESMF of WRDSEM-P.

The final report is available and can be consulted by any interested party, at the following address:
Headquarters of the Niger Basin Authority
9, Rue du Fleuve, Plateau, Niamey
P.O. Box: 729 NIAMEY - Niger
Tel.: +227 20 72 31 02 / 20 72 43 95
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it –  Web site: www.abn.ne

Download the final report

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:31

The Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Programme in the Niger Basin (WRDSEM-P/NB) is an initiative of the NBA and its member countries for finding solutions to the energy, food, natural resources degradation problems in the Niger basin. With a twelve-year lifespan and a 500 million of USD budget, the Program is aligned with the Support to Regional Integration strategy of the World Bank which Bank is the main donor.
The first phase covers five years (2008-2013) with a 186 million USD budget. It is implemented in five countries, namely Guinea, Mali, Niger, Benin, and Nigeria.
The three (03) components of the Program are: (1) strengthening institutions and building the capacities of NBA/member countries; (2) the rehabilitation, optimization, and development of regional infrastructures; (3) the sustainable management of priority degraded ecosystems and the rehabilitation of small scale hydraulic infrastructures.




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