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Niger Basin Authority in Katowice for COP24
Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:17

By definition, COP is the acronym for Conference Of Parties, and more specifically it refers to the Conference Of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In 2015 and at COP21, the UN Convention, adopted in Rio in 1992, gave rise to the Paris Agreement, which is (almost) the first universal agreement on climate. As part of the Convention, countries endeavour, during COPs, to implement the promises they made in Paris.

It was at COP21, held in Paris, that NBA launched its Climate Resilience Investment Plan (CRIP).
NBA participated in COP’s 24th edition, held in Katowice, Poland, from 3rd to 14th December 2018.

Why “KATOWICE” ?

The choice of the city of Katowice, an industrial city, chosen to host an event against climate change is not a coincidence.

In fact, Poland is a country that really epitomizes the challenges induced by transition to low-carbon energy sources, which implies gradually shifting away from fossil energies.

With an energy mix largely based on coal, Poland is still far from the Paris Agreement ideals, but the fact that a mining town like Katowice host the COP shows the will to bring together the various interests around of the climate negotiating table, and to promote a “fair transition” for the environment, but also for economy and various social categories.

In this regard, the case of Poland is emblematic of the challenges of economic diversification facing many economies in the world, as it is the case with China or India (but also the United States), for which coal is one of the main sources for energy.

NBA’ stakes during this COP24


Due to the many challenges facing NBA’s Member Countries, the Executive Secretariat, with the support of its Technical and Financial Partners, notably the World Bank and the African Development Bank, launched in 2015, at the COP21 in Paris, its Climate Resilience Investment Plan (CRIP). COP24 is not only a platform for reporting to Partners and Member States on the progress made in implementing CRIP, but also an opportunity for having new partners.
During this important meeting, the Executive Secretary, accompanied by his entire delegation, met several personalities and Technical and Financial Partners. Exchanges focused on both ongoing and planned activities in Niger Basin, as well as on opportunities for cooperation. All the personalities met congratulated and encouraged the approach by the Executive Secretary and reassured him of their support.

NBA’s delegation included the Executive Secretary, several NBA Executives and the Chairman of the Regional Coordinating Unit of the Users of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources.

 
37e Ordinary Session of Council of Ministers: Final Communique
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 07:48

The 37th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) was held in the Conference Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, on 19th October 2018, under the chairmanship of Engr. Suleiman H. ADAMU, FNSE, Minister of Water Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman of the NBA
Council of Ministers.

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The Regional Steering Committee (RSC) of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) 2018
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:21

Niamey: Niger Basin Authority Member Countries’ Capital City
The meeting of the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) Projects and Programmes was held in the Conference Hall of Hotel Sahel in Niamey (Republic of Niger) on 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2018.CRP 2018

The Regional Steering Committee, which is held each year, provides Member Countries and Technical and Financial Partners with a framework for assessing the performance of projects and programmes implemented by NBA for the benefit of Niger Basin’s laborious populations in the unfolding year and to make plans for the following one.
This important meeting was presided over by Prof ISSOUFOU KATAMBE, Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation of the Republic of Niger, the NBA supervising Minister.

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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.

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37e Session Ordinaire du Conseil de Ministres de l'Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN)
Thursday, 11 October 2018 14:57
There are no translations available.

Communiqué de Presse

Abuja accueille du 11 au 19 octobre 2018 la 37e Session Ordinaire du Conseil de Ministres de l'Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN) et les négociations des Accords de financement du Programme Intégré de Développement et d’Adaptation au Changement Climatique dans le Bassin du Niger (PIDACC/BN) financé par la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD).

Le Secrétariat Exécutif de l'Autorité du Bassin du Niger(ABN) à travers, le Ministère de l'Eau de la République Fédérale du Nigéria, organise, le 19 Octobre 2018 à Abuja au Nigeria la 37e Session Ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres et du 11 au 13 octobre 2018 les négociations des Accords de financement du Programme Intégré de Développement et d’Adaptation au Changement Climatique dans le Bassin du Niger(PIDACC/BN) financé par la Banque Africaine de Développement(BAD).
Au cours de cette rencontre, les préoccupations des populations du bassin seront au centre des discussions avec la mise en œuvre des projets et programmes prévus dans les activités 2017 du Secrétaire Exécutif et le Budget Programme par Objectifs (BPO) 2018-2020 de l’ABN. L'étude complémentaire de l'Audit Institutionnel et Organisationnel sera également au cœur des débats.
Prendront part à cette réunion : les Membres du Conseil de Ministres, les   Coordonnateurs des Structures Focales Nationales et Experts des Etats Membres de l'ABN, les Partenaires Techniques et Financiers, les populations du Bassin du Niger à travers la Coordination Régionale des Usagers et Usagères des Ressources Naturelles du Bassin du Niger et les cadres du Secrétariat Exécutif.
En marge de cette importante rencontre, les Représentants des Etats et le Secrétariat Exécutif de l’ABN participeront du 11 au 13 Octobre 2018 aux négociations des accords de financement (don et prêt) avec la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) pour la réalisation du Programme Intégré de Développement et d’Adaptation aux Changement Climatique (PIDACC).

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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.

 
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.
For further information, please download the Final Communique and the Resolutions…

 
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