As part of the “Integration of climate change adaptation measures in the coordinated management of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) trans-boundary complex” AdaptWAP project, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory is organizing a “Regional workshop for the validation of the Complex's climate change adaptation plan” on August 4, 2021.
Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra, Executive Secretary of the OSS and Mr. Alfred Koffi Allogninouwa, Executive Director of the West African Savannah Foundation (FSOA), Cotonou - Benin, gave the session opening speeches and focused on regional cooperation for the preservation of the WAP Complex and its adaptation to climate change.
The main goal of this workshop is to validate the results of this plan with the participation of all national partners (Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger) and the relevant technical partners (FSOA, APN, GIZ, etc.) to ensure its relevance and ownership. Once validated, the plan will be translated into a methodological guide for integrating climate change issues into planning documents.
Due to the persistent health situation movement restrictions and for the expected outcomes of the meeting to be achieved, the workshop was held online through the zoom platform.
For the record, the AdaptWAP Project is financed by the Adaptation Fund over a 4-year period (2019 - 2023) and aims to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems and improve the living conditions of the populations of the WAP complex to face climate change through the establishment of a multi-risk early warning system relating to droughts, floods and fires, and the implementation of concrete adaptation measures to contend with such emergencies.