BRIEF

CIWA in the Niger Basin

April 30, 2014

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Basin countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria.

Shared among nine riparian countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria – the Niger River Basin has tremendous potential for infrastructure development hydropower and irrigation, and the potential to create millions of jobs. Cooperative management and development of water resources infrastructure can both boost growth, and transform the livelihoods of its people, including vulnerable and poor communities in rural, remote parts of the basin. The Niger Basin also serves as a window for furthering transformative, strategic activities for water resources management in the Sahel region, which includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and northern Nigeria.

Projects

Niger River Basin Management Project – CIWA support in the basin is a combination of informing infrastructure development and institutional strengthening and builds off a stable partnership between the World Bank, the NBA and its member states, as well as coordination with key development partners.