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COP25 Chili Madrid : NBA’s Remarquable Participation!
Friday, 20 December 2019 14:44

The 25th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP25, is being held in Madrid, Spain, from 2nd to 13th December 2019. This meeting enables the 196 countries who signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to decide on measures to be implemented with a view to limiting global warming. Those are more binding and ambitious commitments to be made for protecting our planet.
The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) is taking part in this important event through the organization of two high-level side events, with the themes: (i) Financing and implementation approach for an efficient and diligent construction of large infrastructures with transboundary benefits and; (ii) Which organizations and concrete responses for controlling climate change effects in the Niger basin. She is also invited to several sides events of technical and financial partners.
NBA's activities at the various panels aim at: presenting rehabilitated infrastructures and those being constructed in the Niger Basin; sharing NBA's experiences in transboundary water management; reporting on the implementation of CRIP; explaining the advantage of the NBA Water Charter and finally seeking new partners around Niger Basin Authority’s major programmes and projects.
It should be noted that NBA Member Countries, through the Executive Secretariat, are currently in the process of building the FOMI dam in Guinea, the TAOUSSA dam in Mali and the KANDADJI dam in Niger. These dams have been identified as the scenario offering the greatest benefit in terms of controlling climate change and ensuring the best investment-hydroelectric and agricultural production ratio. However, there are problems in building those infrastructures as they are perceived as national projects. Thus, during these panels, NBA will plead for common infrastructures and common interest infrastructures in the Niger Basin. Also, a 5 minute film on ABN will be screened.
The international meeting on climate change will enable the Niger Basin Authority to further strengthen its visibility at the international level, a real opportunity to have partnerships with other institutions.
The NBA delegation, led by the Executive Secretary Mr. Abderahim Bireme Hamid, includes Dr Abdou Guero, Technical Director, Abdou Ramani Traoré, Monitoring & Evaluation Expert; Abdoulaye Kaya, Communication Expert and Nouradine Zakaria Touré, Chairman of the Regional Coordinating Unit of the Users of Niger Basin’s Natural Resources.





 
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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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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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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