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AFRICA REGIONAL STORIES

Early warning system for Lake Chad Basin

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Lake Chad provides vital water resources for more than 60 million people living in the four surrounding countries (Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria). Since the 1960s, the lake has shrunk dramatically, but recent years have given hope of recovering water levels. Despite being a drought-prone area, the region also suffers from intermittent flooding. GWP Central Africa has been working with local partners to prepare a multihazard early warning system project for the lake basin drawing on expert advice from the WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management. In July 2016, GWP organised a workshop to bring local and international experts together with the technical staff of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Executive Secretariat to agree on a strategy for setting up such a system. The participants drafted and approved a roadmap of actions toward finalising the project documents. They also found this a useful opportunity to share experiences and strengthen their collaboration. The draft project proposal has been submitted to the LCBC for approval.

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EASTERN AFRICA Finance secured for catchment management in Uganda

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Integrated Drought Management Programme in the Horn of Africa

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SDG indicator monitoring tested in Uganda The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy, and ensure the accountability of stakeholders. Uganda is one of six A case study by GWP Eastern countries selected for pilot testing of Sustainable Africa provided invaluable input into this report. Development Goal (SDG) No. 6 indicators on water and sanitation. On behalf of UN-Water, GWP Eastern Africa provided logistical support to the Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment, who carried out the overall coordination of the pilot testing exercise. GWP helped to organise several workshops to review progress and draft reports, with the final proof of concept report prepared in October 2016. Participants at the final event made several useful recommendations for consideration when scaling up the pilot process into full-scale implementation.

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GWP Eastern Africa has worked hard to gain endorsement and support from the Government of Uganda for an ambitious climate change adaptation project. The project was submitted to the Adaptation Fund and focuses on the Aswa, Awoja, and Maziba river catchment areas. The aim is to enhance the resilience of local communities by promoting catchment-based, integrated, and sustainable water and land management as well as introducing early warning systems for floods. Effective project preparation was the key to success in securing climate finance of USD 7.5 million. The GWP team met several times with government representatives as well as with communities in the targeted catchments to discuss the challenges and how to address them through Building resilience to drought: Learning from experience in the collaboration. The project will be implemented next year Horn of Africa in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Environment.

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GWP in Action 2016 Annual Report

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GWP in Action 2016 - Annual Report  

GWP in Action 2016 - Annual Report  

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