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The African Water Facility Supports Somaliland to Build Resilience to Water Stress and Climate Change

The African Water Facility Supports Somaliland to Build Resilience to Water Stress and Climate Change

The AWF held on February 21, 2017 a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland. The AWF has provided a €3-million grant to support this project in the aim of building resilience to climate change and reducing water stress in Somaliland. The launching ceremony, opened by the Honorable Hussein Abdi Boos Minister of Water Resources was attended by 37 participants including Ministers of Mineral and Energy, Environment, Rural Development and Agriculture as well as representatives from the AWF, the African Development Bank, the United Nations, bilateral and multilateral partners. Ultimately, the AWF Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project will improve the management of water resources and attract investments for better water infrastructure and services in this country particularly vulnerable to drought and climatic conditions. The local population and economy will greatly benefit from this project, particularly in the pastoralism which is one of the key sectors of the Somaliland economic growth.

Categories: Somalia, Climate change adaptation, Climate change mitigation, Integrated water resources management, Flood or drought protection

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AWF helps build resilience to climate change for millions of pastoralists in Somalia

AWF helps build resilience to climate change for millions of pastoralists in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia, 19 November, 2014 - The AWF announced today that it has offered a €3 million grant to the Republic of Somalia to support a project designed to build resilience to climate change and reduce water stress in Somaliland.

Categories: Somalia, Integrated water resources management, Climate change adaptation

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