Nigeria - Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for Water Resources Development in the Komadugu - Yobe Basin (SAPWRD)

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Aug 2014
Signature Date 09 Jan 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 1,612,401.82
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Preparation of the Strategic Action Plan for Water Resources Development in the Komadugu - Yobe Basin (SAPWRD) project is the result of the reappraisal, in 2009, of ‘The Reoperation and Reoptimisation of Tiga and Challawa Gorge Dams to Restore Human Livelihoods and Ecosystems Project. It emerges from the need to launch a long-term development strategic approach centered on the use of the basin water resources for inclusive and sustainable growth for the basin population in six riparian Federal States in Northern Nigeria. It seeks to establish basin wide water management system that aimed at addressing livelihood issues with respect to food security, water supply and sanitation, energy availability, provision of ecological services with proper environmental safeguards put in place. The project consists of four components: (i) Preparation of Strategic Action plan, (ii) Dams Operation and optimization of water use study (iii) Priority Project preparation and (iv) Project management. Its total cost is estimated at Euro 2,690,940. It will be implemented over a period of 22 months after grant effectiveness. The main outputs of the project consists of the Komadugu Yobe Basin (KYB) water resources development strategic plan that provides short, medium and long-term actions spanning to 2040; modified reservoir operation rules for the reoperation of Tiga and Challawa Gorge Dams and projects preparation for implementation over the period 2015-2020.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the project is to prepare an integrated water resources development strategic plan for the Komadugu Yobe Basin (KYB) for the period of 2015-2040 based on the optimum water resources allocation and use in the basin including the reoperation of Tiga and Challawa Gorge dams and prepare investment plans for priority water resources projects in the basin.


The beneficiaries of the project are the 15 million people living in the riparian communities in the basin who will be supported to improve their livelihoods and thereby engender socio-economic growth from the integrated development of the water resources of the basin. The project will enable the six states and Federal Government to undertake longterm development activities that will fundamentally change the socio-economic conditions in the basin and spur sustainable inclusive growth.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Hadejia-Jama'are-Komadugu-Yobe Basin Trust Fund (HJKYB TF)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-EAZ-002
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
12.0 11.5 Yobe State