Niger - Kandadji Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme Support Project (PA_KRESMIN)

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 May 2019
Signature Date 11 Jun 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 92,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Kandadji Programme Support Project is in keeping with the 2017-2021 Economic and Social Development Plan (ESDP) of Niger. The Kandadji Programme is a key component in regulating the waters of the Niger River and is one of the priorities of the Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP) for the Niger Basin. The program’s objective is to regenerate the river ecosystems and increase agricultural and energy production through the construction of a regulatory dam on the Niger River. The project will focus on implementation of the civil works on the dam and its ancillary structures, implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan in Phase A, implementation of the updated ESMP as well as project management and coordination. It will be implemented over a six-year period (2019-2025). The project will incorporate gender and youth employment in a crosscutting manner in all its components.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to contribute to poverty reduction and the regeneration of river ecosystems. The specific objectives of this key, multi-sector and multipurpose project are to: (i) regulate the low-water period flow rate to ensure ecosystem regeneration and water security; (ii) sustainably increase agricultural and animal production through irrigation control and the rationalisation of natural resource development; and (iii) increase the electricity access rate for people living in rural, peri-urban and urban areas, in several towns and localities in Niger.


The direct project area covers the Tillabéry region where the dam site is located, Niamey Urban Community and Dosso Region. It has an estimated population of 3 million, 1.53 million of whom are women.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-AA0-020
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Cheibany Moustapha CHEIKH ABDALLAHI

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
13.2 3.6 Dosso
13.5137 2.1098 Niamey
14.516 1.443 Tillaberi Department