4 years (2020-2024)
Resilience of ecosystems
Resilience of the populations living in the WAP complex
Multi-Risk Early Warning System
Technical services of the ministerial departments responsible for the Environment of the three countries
Local communities & authorities at the level of the W, Arly and Pendjari parks
Local professional organizations & Professional women's organizations
Local civil society
Integration of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Consolidated Management of the Transboundary Wap Complex
The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Complex is one of Africa’s most important compositions of terrestrial transboundary ecosystems. It is considered as the largest and most important continuum of unharmed ecosystems in the West African savannah belt.
Shared by Benin, Burkina and Niger, this network of protected areas consists of a number of areas with different status and protection regimes. However, the WAP Complex is subject to multiple pressures and threats, mainly conflicts of use, poaching, overgrazing, agricultural lands expansion, transhumance, bushfires, surface water pollution, climate change and variability, unsustainable fishery and use of wood and non-wood products.
Main objective :
Strengthening the resilience of ecosystems and improving populations’ livelihoods within the WAP Complex in relation with the climate change issue through the establishment of a Multi-Risk Early Warning System (EWS) and the implementation of concrete adaptation measures.
Specific objectives :
- Improving strategic reference documents by integrating the climate change issues
- Increasing the resilience of populations through an EWS
- Improving the resilience of ecosystems and populations’ livelihoods through the development of infrastructure
- Ensuring the sustainability of adaptation measures through the mobilization and awareness-raising of beneficiaries and partners.
Expected results :
- Climate and its risks, are integrated into the Master Development Plan as well as the management plans of the complex
- The EWS is used by beneficiaries to manage disasters
- The resilience of populations and ecosystems is improved through concrete adaptation measures
- The livelihoods of populations is strengthened
- The stakeholders are mobilized and made aware through appropriate communication and capacity building
- Adaptation Fund - AF
- The General Directorate of Water and Forests - DGEF - Niger
First supervision mission
Second supervision mission
The Complex management documents developed and adopted by the WAP Ministerial Council :
- The Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its methodological guide ;
- The technical annexes integrating the adaptation measures in the Development and Management Plans of the W-Arly-Pendjari parks as well as the Development Master Plan of the complex.
Strengthening the resilience of ecosystems and improving people's livelihoods :
- Beneficiary awareness and identification campaigns in the 3 countries of the project execution ;
- The local communities and authorities validating the corridors, water points and grazing areas to be developed by the project ;
- The creation of 200 ha of grazing areas ;
- The process of establishing an operating mechanism for the revolving funds to finance income-generating activities, is launched ;
- The development of two pastoral wells in the city of Falmey – Niger ;
- The local populations receive equipment for fishery product conservation and processing ;
- Start of fencing off areas and concrete basin construction works for irrigated agriculture around the W Niger regional park ;
- Two groups of women market gardeners in the cities of Kirtachi and Falmey – Niger, receive irrigation equipment.
Training and capacity building of local stakeholders :
- Development of thematic training modules for trainers on Environmental Education, Climate Change, Sustainable Land Management (SLM), Multi-Risk Early Warning System and disaster management ;
- 167 trainers are trained on the abovementioned topics, including 86 teachers and 81 extension technicians in the 3 countries ;
- Capacity building for fishermen and fishmongers on fishing and fish farming techniques, including 18 trainers and 45 local producers in Niger ;
- Capacity building for producers in villages bordering the W Niger & Benin regional park, on agroforestry techniques, small-scale irrigation, reforestation and assisted natural regeneration.