I have recently traveled across the Sahel region from Mali to Burkina Faso to Niger and finally to Mauritania where I addressed the Sahel Alliance General Assembly and the G5 Sahel Leaders’ Summit. During my travels, I met mothers, fathers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and community groups. Before arriving in the Sahel, I was at the Munich Security Conference with diplomatic and military leaders.
Deadline:28-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The specific objectives of the MBA are to:
Organize and strengthen cooperation between the riparian countries as well as between these countries and all development partners interested and concerned with sustainable water resources management in the Mono Basin;
Harmonize national water resources management policies through the adoption and implementation of an integrated approach for management of the basins water resources ;
Mobilize human, technical and financial resources for the implementation of studies, research and works for the use of water resources for economic, social and environmental development of the Mono Basin;
These specific objectives are the medium and long-term intervention framework developed by member states and should be considered interrelated. A Strategic Action Plan for 2016 2020, aimed at translating these objectives into activities and supporting the development of a sustainable funding mechanism for the MBA, is under formulation.
On June 11, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, involving a total of $121 million. These funds are split between Burkina Faso ($37 million), Mali ($37 million), Niger ($37 million), and ECOWAS ($10 million).
The goal of the project is to increase access to and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases in targeted cross-borders areas in participating countries in the Sahel region.
These goals are to be achieved through the following three components:
On May 28, 2009, the World Bank Group board of directors approved the Urban Water Sector Project for Burkina Faso. The overall objective of the project was to contribute to the achievement of the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by increasing sustainable access to water and sanitation services in urban areas. This will be pursued by: (a) facilitating access to services through subsidized programs for constructing water service connections and public standpipes and on-site sanitation facilities; and (b) consolidating the achievements of the reform of the urban water supply sub-sector and strengthening capacities to deliver and manage services.
The development objective of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project for Africa is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child, and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating countries, including the recipients territory, and to improve regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination. Continue reading