Niger River Basin Management Project (WB-P149714)

Countries
  • Guinea
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jan 28, 2015
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Borrower
Government of Guinea
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Sectors
  • Hydropower
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 7.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2014


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Project Description

The objective of the Niger River Basin Management Project for Africa is to strengthen the institutional framework for regional cooperation in water resources in the Niger River Basin.

There are two components to the project:

  1. Strengthening the Niger Basin authority for sustainably delivering its mandate. This component will support the institutional and financial strengthening of the NBA to enhance its capacity to implement its mandates. It will also support the implementation of the water charter, focusing on the process of adoption and operationalization of the Niger Basin water charter’s annex two on water management regulation for the large regulating dams. Specific activities under this component are as follows: Further analysis and operationalization of selected financing mechanisms for the NBA, Implementation of the Water Charter, and Strengthening the institutional and organizational systems of the NBA.
  2. Facilitating evidence based-decision making in the Fomi multipurpose project. The component will facilitate sound decision making, support an exemplary preparation process for the Fomi multipurpose development project, and, in parallel, build the capacity of the NBA through its hands-on involvement in this complex project. Through this component, the project will support NBA as they link national level needs and plans with regional processes, dialogue, and supporting analytics. The specific activities to be supported under component two are as follows: process of engagement and decision making around Fomi, institutional frameworks for Fomi multipurpose project, complementary environmental and social assessments, and donor and investor roundtables.

This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Borrower:
Name: Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
Contact: Collins R.U. IHEKIRE
Title: Executive Secretary
Tel: (277) 20723103
Email: secretariat.abn@gmail.com


Implementing Agency:
Name: Niger River Basin (NBA)
Contact: Collins R.U. Ihekire
Title: Executive Secretary
Tel: 27720723103
Email: secratiar.abn@gmail.com

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