Fighting Drought in West Africa

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, hosted a workshop on 28 and 29 January to launch the Integrated Drought Management Project in West Africa (known by its French acronym PROGIS/AO).

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are the three countries implementing PROGIS/AO, however, they aim to share scientific knowledge and best practices learnt with the rest of the subregion. Funded by the Danish Cooperation, PROGIS/AO is expected to run over three years.

The workshop welcomed over 40 participants from Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland and China

The Integrated Drought Management Project was launched in March 2013 by the Global Water Partnership and WMO. It aims to improve the monitoring and prevention of drought by using an integrated approach to managing water resources. Expected results at the end of the project include the discovery of new innovative solutions for the management of drought, the sharing of learning in the rest of the West African region and the raising of new funding for sustainability of integrated drought management in West Africa.

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