Multinational - Project for the Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Weeds in West Africa - ECOWAS component


Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Dec 2004
Signature Date 11 Feb 2005
Planned Completion Date 15 Dec 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 15 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 2,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project for Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Weeds in West Africa (IMIAW) is in line with the Bank’s Vision, which aims to reduce poverty. The project will assist seven countries that are members in ECOWAS and Mauritania as all are sharing the same common weed problem in common water bodies. It has three components: A) Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants; B) Capacity Building and C) Project Coordination Unit. Its design is based on a regional approach. Indeed, the invasion of water bodies by aquatic weeds has significantly affected the quantity and the quality of the water resources in West Africa. As most of these waters are shared by more than one country, only a coordinated effort will ensure sustainable and cost effective control of the weeds. The two studies that were prepared in 1995 and 2002 financed by ADB and FAO respectively emphasized the interlinking nature of the problem. Further, past experience in weed control showed that commonly used methods of control when used in isolation (separately) are marginally effective.

Project Objectives

The Project objective is to contribute toward controlling the invasive aquatic weeds in four shared water bodies of West Africa and minimizing any residual impact of these weeds.

Beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries, direct and indirect, will be the whole population of about 201 million of the participating countries. Thus the principal beneficiaries of the project will be: 1) the fishing populations; 2) the transporters who operate with boats and those economic operations, which depend on the use of water courses (tourism, navigation); 3) farmers in the irrigated zones; 4) the aquatic fauna and flora (animal and plant species) living in the water bodies; 5) the water supply services and those charged with hydro-energy production; 6) the management and technicians of local and central government; 7) ECOWAS and other sub-regional institutions.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
ECOWAS Executive Secretariat, WRCC

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-088
Last Update 02 Dec 2022

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Contact Details

Name GARBA Laouali
Email l.garba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
20.25 -10.5 Mauritania
9.5 2.25 Benin
12.5 -1.66667 Burkina Faso
10 8 Nigeria
13.5 -15.5 Gambia
8.1 -1.2 Ghana
18.0 -2.0 Mali
18 9 Niger
14.5 -14.25 Senegal