AdaptWAP Project | First supervision mission, June 14 - 22, 2021 - Niger, Burkina Faso & Benin

14/06/2021

The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) is one of the most important transboundary park complexes in Africa shared between Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. Thanks to its rich resources and huge biological diversity, the complex highly contributes to the economic and social development of local populations.

The WAP complex is subject to multiple threats (droughts, floods and fire) that are exacerbated by climate change and the increasing human migrations into the area.

As the implementing entity of the Adaptation Fund (AF), OSS is collaborating with the three relevant countries on a 4-year project that aims at “strengthening the ecosystems resilience and improving the livelihoods of local populations”. 

In this framework, an OSS delegation is conducting the 1st supervision mission to Niger (June 14 – 15), Burkina Faso (June 17 – 18) and Benin (June 21 – 22) to assess the compliance between the activities, the results achieved, the forecasts and expectations of the project.

The mission will make suggestions and recommend adjustment measures where necessary. This will assist in the preparation of the 1st Project Performance Report to the AF.