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Preliminary studies of multipurpose infrastructure of PIDACC

The Niger River basin is shared by nine countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CĂ´te d'Ivoire, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. It is of vital importance to the riparian populations and economies of the member countries of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA); it fulfills multiple vital functions for both water supply and for the development of many economic activities (agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing, industry, mining, energy, navigation, tourism, crafts ...).
The climatic aridification and the decline in observed river flows in the basin over several decades, associated locally with land pressure, have significantly contributed to the widespread degradation of natural resources, the destruction of vegetation cover and the aggravation of water and wind erosion, and silting of watercourses.


The Programme for integrated agricultural development and adaptation to climate change in the Niger River basin (PIDAACC /NB) can be considered as a continuation of the previous the silting control programme in the Niger basin (SCP/NB). The successful activities carried out in the three pilot countries of the latter programme (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) can be reinforced and extended in the other countries of the NBA.
The PIDACC /NB is also contributing to the implementation of the NBA investment programme (IP) up to 2027 which has included the priorities of the Regional Master Plan for siltation control.
The PIDACC programme includes the following three components:
- Component 1: Strengthening the resources and ecosystems resilience;
- Component 2: Strengthening the population resilience; and
- Component 3: Programme Coordination and Management.
Through this program, the NBA and its member states will have a portfolio of bankable projects that will contribute to the improvement of the living condition and the resilience of the population to climate change through sustainable management of the natural resources.
The main programme beneficiaries are the nine member States of the NBA, the Executive Secretariat of the NBA (ES/NBA) and the population of the Niger basin. The recipient of the preparation funds from the African Water Facility (AWF) is the ES/NBA; the executing agency of the program is the ES/NBA through its Technical Direction.
The program has many advantages in terms of improving food security, job creation, especially for young people and women, contribution to the fight against poverty in each of the member countries of the NBA, improvment of human systems and natural systems resilience to climate change through, among other things, improving the flow of river waters and conserving its watershed. In addition, it fully embraces the broad outlines of the ADB's 2013-2022 Strategy as it contributes to more inclusive and green growth. Finally, it offers an opportunity to strengthen the visibility of the AWF, as an African instrument for investment preparation, and also to strengthen the partnership through co-financing with other financial partners.
The total cost of the activities in the PIDACC /NB is about 216 055 Million FCFA

Preliminary studies of multipurpose infrastructure of PIDACC

- Benin

- Burkina Faso

- Cameroun

- Ivory Cost

- Guinea

- Mali

- Niger

- Nigeria

- Tchad

- and The Regional Synthesis