Information session on the outcomes of the project “Water Disaster Platform to Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa” (WADiRE-Africa)
For many years, several countries of the West African region have been experiencing recurrent flood disasters triggering significant socio-economic impacts. According to the recently released first part of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, increases in heavy precipitation that can lead to pluvial floods are projected for most African regions; hence it is likely that climate change will amplify this hydro-climatic disaster in West Africa.
To help address these challenges, a water disaster platform to enhance climate resilience in Africa (WADiRE-Africa) was developped by UNESCO, AGRHYMET Regional Center and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre), in collaboration with the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Volta Basin Authority (VBA). This project covers eleven riparian countries of the Niger and Volta River basins (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo).
01 December 2021
Paris - France