Humanitarian and Development
€110,000 at the 26/5/15 Board
Réseau pour le développement et la promotion des méthodes actives de recherches et de planification participatives au Niger (Réseau Marp-Niger)
With three quarters of its land desert, Niger, whose economy is based very largely on its natural resources (water, vegetation, soil, etc.) is facing rapid degradation of this capital due to increasingly unfavorable climate conditions. Access to water, combating soil depletion and food security are major concerns for the country.
UNICED (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) is leading and financing an integrated program based on three priorities – rehabilitation of 230 hectares of degraded land with plantation of the gum acacia, food security and village hydraulics – to strengthen the population’s resilience to climate change in the departments of Dosso and Logo, particularly hard hit by drought. The Foundation will be taking responsibility for the hydraulics component of this project that aims to equip the wells drilled in the communes of Kargui Bangou and Falwel with two potable water supply systems. Installation will be handled by the nonprofi t MARP Niger and the Vergnet Hydro company.