Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Nov 2003
Signature Date 04 Dec 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 1,100,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention relative to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study of the Kandadji program. It's a program that aims, among other things, to improve the living conditions of the population by ensuring food security through the integrated development of natural resources, the fight against desertification and the degradation of the environment, the regeneration of the natural environment and the coverage of energy needs. The program focuses on: (a) the construction of an 8.4 km dam of earth embankment with ancillary works; b) the construction of a hydroelectric plant of 130 MW and a high voltage line of 132 KV between Kandadji and Niamey with a length of 188 km; (c) the development of a first tranche of 6,000 ha irrigated; and, d) the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and Resettlement Plan (PR) of the populations to be displaced (5,290 households). The main components of the study are: (A) Phase I - baseline study, impact prediction, and preparation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP); (B) Phase II - complete resettlement plan.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the study is to provide a detailed environmental and social assessment of the Kandadji program and to determine the costs of the measures needed to mitigate the nuisance and maximize the positive impacts. The objectives of the Kandadji Program are: (i) to support low water and to mitigate environmental degradation, (ii) to ensure the sustainability of irrigation and water supply, (iii) to produce electrical energy through the creation of a tank of sufficient capacity. The program should meet the following needs: (a) drinking water supply for urban populations; (b) water supply for rural populations; (c) water supply of livestock; (d) water supply to industries; e) irrigation; f) contribution to the country's electricity supply; and (g) increasing the resilience of ecosystems to climate change.


This study should benefit the Nigerian authorities, the actors in charge of the promotion of the environment in Niger and finally the populations.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Niger
Office of the High Commissioner for the Management of the Niger Valley
Haut Commissariat au Barrage de Kandadji


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-K00-004
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name KANE Mamadou Abdoul

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
14.6272 0.97081 Kandadji