The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) held on Wednesday, July 14, a remote meeting with the Regional Executing Entity (REE) of the AdaptWAP project within the framework of strengthening the ecosystems resilience and improving the livelihoods of local populations in the W-Arly-Pendjari region. The OSS staff took the meeting to assess the regional activities progress and to make recommendations on the main challenges of the project. Besides, the meeting gave the opportunity to share the main outcomes of the previous supervision missions held with the National Executing Entity (NEE).
The meeting came as part of a 4-year Adaptation Fund (AF) backed project implemented by the OSS in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. It is worth reminding that four entities (three at the national level and one at the regional level) are executing the project. A Supervision mission to the three countries was undertaken on June 14-22, 2021.
The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) is one of the most important trans-boundary park complexes in Africa shared between Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger that is subject to multiple threats (droughts, floods and fire) exacerbated by climate change and the increasing human migrations within the area.