Author: NEWMAP

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project

NEWMAP: Restoring the landscape of degraded areas in South East Nigeria

BY Adebayo Thomas  The environment is naturally blessed with dynamic resources that include vegetation, waters, soils and animals. However the naturality of the plush vegetation, aquatic lives gets degraded, polluted and depleted courtesy of human activities. However, over the last 2 centuries, one significant dilemma of the natural environment is the sharp destruction, progressively by…
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February 2, 2017 0

NEWMAP begins Joint FGN/World Bank Supervision Mission to States

  Dateline: Calabar 24/11/2016 A joint enhanced Supervision mission for the Nigeria erosion and watershed management project commenced from Monday 21st November 2016 beginning with special meetings with the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU). The mission involving the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), represented by the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) and the World Bank…
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November 24, 2016 0

African (SAWAP) Media Practitioners Advocate for Collaboration, and Partnership towards Sustainable Environment

  By: Adebayo Thomas The   International Union for Conservation of Nature Central and West Africa Programme (IUCN-PACO) organized workshop for Media and Communication  Experts on sustainable Land Management practices kicked off with participants from twelve (12) countries of the of the  BRICKS Sahel and West Africa Programme advocating for a more robust collaboration and partnership.…
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November 11, 2016 0

NEWMAP: tackling erosion and improving lives using the watershed concept

By: Adebayo Thomas   One of the most crucial aspects of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Project (NEWMAP) is the watershed component. This was conceived not only to mitigate the adverse effect on soil but with an integrated approach to provide a better living condition to the people that are affected by gully erosion and…
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August 11, 2016 0

NEWMAP Coordinator Bags Environmental Protection Award

Dateline: 9th August, 2016. The Environment Outreach Magazine, an environment and Development newsmagazine conferred a special Award on environmental protection to Mr. Salisu Dahiru, National Project Coordinator, and NEWMAP   The Award, tagged “2016 Environmental Protection and Support Award” was in recognition of the positive impact and success recorded by NEWMAP across the intervention sites…
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August 9, 2016 0

Hon. Minister of State Environment Flags-off NEWMAP Training on Catchment Planning and Management.

The Honourable Minister of State Environment, Mr. Ibrahim Usman Jibril has urged participants to leverage on the catchment planning and management training for successful project implementation. The Minister stated this on Monday, 1st August 2016 in Anambra state during a media mission to Anambra and Enugu states to create awareness on NEWMAP activities and verify…
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August 2, 2016 0

NEWMAP World Environment Day 2016 Commemoration Stories

Recently the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP) in collaboration with Aries Concept the project’s communication firm, held series of activities to mark this year’s  World Environment Day in the 1st mover states of Abia, Anambra, Cross ‎River, ‎Ebonyi, Enugu, Edo and Imo,  between 6th and -10th June 2016. World Environment Day(WED) is observed every…
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July 29, 2016 0


One the objectives of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project is to enhance the livelihood of the affected communities and those who live within the shadows of the gullies based on Sub component 1C of the project. The Alternative livelihoods program is meant to increase incomes for rural households from improved agricultural and forest practices…
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July 28, 2016 0