BRUSSELS, Belgium - 3rd May 2017 - Wetlands International launched a report at the Red Cross EU Office in Brussels, aimed at highlighting to policymakers the relationship between the health of wetland ecosystems and involuntary human migration in the Sahel region of Africa. Entitled ‘Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel’ the publication examines how poor water management leads to degradation of ecosystems, and is an overlooked cause of human migration, including to Europe.

Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS) is a 30+ year quasi-global rainfall dataset. Spanning 50°S-50°N (and all longitudes), starting in 1981 to near-present, CHIRPS incorporates 0.05° resolution satellite imagery with in-situ station data to create gridded rainfall time series for trend analysis and seasonal drought monitoring. As of February 12th, 2015, version 2.0 of CHIRPS is complete and available to the public. More info:http://chg.ucsb.edu/data/chirps/

Water and sanitation, as absolute necessities for people, planet and prosperity, are at the very core of sustainable development. In embarking upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, credible data is needed to underpin sector advocacy, stimulate political commitment, inform decision making and trigger well-placed investment towards optimum health, environment and economic gains.

 

The Mékrou River basin, one of the six tributaries of the middle Niger basin, is shared between three countries (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger) and is characterised by the underdevelopment of its water infrastructure. This presents significant social, economic, environmental and political risks. Furthermore the region's weak capacity to buffer the effects of hydrological variability generates uncertainty and risks for economic activities.

L’eau au service de la croissance et de la lutte contre la pauvreté dans le bassin transfrontalier de la Mékrou (Burkina Faso, Bénin et Niger) – Réunion sur les données et la mise en place d’un système d’information.

 

(Cotonou, Benin) –  Le prochain 5-7 novembre 2014 à l’Hôtel du Lac à Cotonou (Benin) aura lieu une réunion du projet international « L’eau au service de la croissance et de la lutte contre la pauvreté dans le bassin transfrontalier de la Mékrou ». Ce projet a été initié en mars 2014 à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Je vous prie de trouver ci-joint une version encore provisionnelle de l’Atlas de Cartographie de Base du MEKROU pour le document d'Etat de Lieux du Basin de la MEKROU. Les cartes sont déjà finalisées mais nous sommes en train de les formater et commenter. Donc ce travail est encore en cours.

Les Etudes nationales sur le « Diagnostic institutionnel participatif avec consultation de tous les acteurs principaux couplé avec inventaire des projets exécutés ou en cours d’exécution dans la zone du Projet Mékrou et atelier de restitution" ont été menées au Bénin, Burkina Faso et au Niger

Au Bénin

Within the framework of the EC support project to the NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence one the project’s tasks was to improve water sector knowledge development and management in the region; consequently the CoEs were requested to develop relevant educational material in the form of academic training courses. Within the Southern African Network, the exercise of producing training material was based on earlier consultations and studies from a report on Knowledge Management and a Skills and Trainings Needs Assessment study.

Within the framework of the EC support project to the AU-NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence one the project’s tasks was to improve water sector knowledge development and management in the region; consequently the CoEs were requested to develop relevant educational material in the form of academic training courses. Within the Western African Network, the exercise of producing training material was based on earlier consultations and studies from a stakeholder analysis and a skills and trainings needs assessment study.

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