Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Transboundary Areas between Nigeria and Niger Phase I

Published on 8 July 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2006 | End Date: 31 December 2010

Overview

The project (Integrated Ecosystem Management of Transboundary Areas between Nigeria and Niger) will create conditions for sustainable integrated ecosystem management and thereby improve livelihoods in areas covered by the Maiduguri Agreement between the two countries. This will be achieved through (1) developing an integrated legal and institutional framework for collaboration and coordinated financing from the Niger-Nigeria Joint Commission for Cooperation to community-based organisations; (2) harnessing and improving on research-based and indigenous knowledge, and cultural values, to support natural resource management, conservation and productivity; and (3) developing and implementing subregional, catchment and community level ecosystem management plans through participatory and inclusive processes. These plans when implemented will consolidate regional cooperation, conserve habitats and biodiversity, manage water resources, promote sustainable land use practices, control degradation trends, build institutional capacity, improve equity and reduce the vulnerability of local communities to environmental change.

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