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Orange-Senqu River Basin: Preparation of Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy &Plan and Multipurpose Project

Background: The Orange-Senqu River Basin originates in the highlands of Lesotho and runs for over 2300 km to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean in Namibia/South Africa. The river system is one of the largest river basins in Africa with a total catchment area of about 1.0 million km2 and encompasses all of the Lesotho, a significant portion of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The basin is of major economic importance to South Africa contributing 26% to South Africa’s GDP.

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PROJET D’APPUI A LA CREATION D’UN ORGANISME DE BASSINS TRANSFRONTALIERS (Ogoué, Ntem, Nyanga, et Komo) ET PREPARATION DE PROJETS D’INVESTISSEMENTS

I. Origine et contexte du Projet
I.1 La Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique Centrale (CEEAC), créée en octobre 1983 et son Secrétariat Général mis en place en janvier 1985, compte actuellement onze États membres à savoir : l’Angola, le Burundi, le Cameroun, la Centrafrique, le Congo, le Gabon, la Guinée- Equatoriale, la RD Congo, le Rwanda, le Sao Tome & Principe et le Tchad.

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MBABANE MANZINI CORRIDOR (NONDVO) MULTIPURPOSE DAM FEASIBILITY STUDY

Project History and Background
The Government of Swaziland, Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, Department of Water Affairs intends to assess the feasibility for the construction of a multipurpose dam, whose main objective is to store water in order to provide potable water to the two growing cities of Mbabane and Manzini. In the meantime, the stored water could also be used for irrigation and for improving the output of runoff the river hydropower plants further downstream.

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Reducing food insecurity, flooding and droughts in Uganda and South Sudan.

November 2014 – The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) has received a €1.97 million grant to increase water availability for multiple purposes in the Nyimur region of Uganda and South Sudan. The grant will support the improvement of irrigated agriculture and food production, fisheries, electricity generation and sanitation as well as the prevention of flooding and droughts in the region.

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Integrated watershed management of Kiboun and Tende River basins

January 2009 - The Government of Kenya received a €1.9 million to improve the productivity and sustainability of land use systems and water conservation by empowering local communities and government agencies institute improved management of Kibuon and Tende river basins. The project will help improve water quality and quantity through the promotion of sustainable agricultural and land use practices in the catchments, leading to the reduction in nutrient and sediment transport into the water courses.

Photo courtesy of Nasa

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Boosting hydropower and irrigation in Tanzania

Tanzania is expected to benefit from a boost in hydropower generation and irrigation development thanks to a new study financed by the African Water Facility (AWF). This EUR 2-million grant will help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikonge (South West).

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Niger Basin – multipurpose infrastructure to adapt to climate change

December 2013 – The Niger Basin Authority received a €1.5 million grant to conduct feasibility studies for infrastructure aimed at adapting to climate change. The AWF will also catalyse investments through supporting technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility studies. 137 million people are expected to benefit from this project.

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