• critical role of basin organisations

    Affirm the critical role of basin organisations in the developing and implementing transboundary projects

  • affected populations as project actors, partners and beneficiaries

    Involve affected populations as project actors, partners and beneficiaries

  • actors involved in project development

    Ensure that all actors involved in project development play their respective roles

  • Assess and optimise the profitability

    Assess and optimise the profitability of large water infrastructure in West Africa

  • Capitalise and share existing experiences

    Capitalise and share existing experiences within the framework of ECOWAS

  • Adopt a regional framework of reference

    Adopt a regional framework of reference for the environmental and social assessment of transboundary projects and delivery of their associated plans

An ECOWAS/WRCC initiative supported by IUCN

Through its Water Resources Coordination Centre (WRCC), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched a project known as « Consultation on large infrastructures projects in the water sector in the ECOWAS zone» in close collaboration with ECOWAS divisions in charge of energy, agriculture and environment in a bid to support IWRM in transboundary river basins and promote regional integration in the water sector. IUCN through its Central and West Africa Programme (PACO) has been admitted in the steering committee of this project supported by the Union.

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