Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 19 December 2022
The African Water Facility has approved a grant of €362,000 to finance the "Preparation of a Strategic Action Plan for Water Resources Development in the Komadugu-Yobe Basin Project Phase II – Additional Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies” in Nigeria.
The environmental and social impact assessment studies will focus on Challawa Gorge Dam Watershed Management project in Kano State and the Gashua Irrigation scheme in Yobe State, to enhance the readiness of the Komadugu-Yobe Multipurpose Water Resources Development Program.
Commenting on the approval, Mtchera Chirwa, African Water Facility’s Coordinator said, “We’re pleased to secure the approval of this grant to support the important and strategic Komadugu-Yobe basin phase II project for the Government of Nigeria, and the development of a Strategic Action Plan for water resources development as work progresses on the Komadugu-Yobe Multipurpose Water Resource Development program.”
The Strategic Action Plan for Water Resources Development aligns with the African Water Facility’s 2017 – 2025 strategy and contributes to the objective of leveraging investments for the implementation of the Komadugu-Yobe basin development plan, over a period of 25 years.
The Komadugu-Yobe Multi-Purpose Water Resources Development Program will address water resources management issues in the Komadugu-Yobe basin, and provide water resources for irrigation, urban and rural needs to improve livelihood for about 15 million people. The project will be implemented by the Hadejia Jamaare Komaugu-Yobe Basin Trust Fund (HJKYB-TF) from January 2023.
About the African Water Facility (AWF)
The African Water Facility (AWF) was established in 2004 under the initiative of the African Minsters’ Council on Water (AMCOW), to mobilise resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. AWF is hosted and managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB).