NEWMAP Conducts catchment training for new states in Sokoto

Dateline: 20th – 25th February 2017, NEWMAP held a training on Catchment Management for the new states of Kano, Plateau, Kogi, Gombe, Sokoto, Delta and Akwa-Ibom. The training, which took place in Sokoto, was the second in the series. A similar  training had earlier taken place in Awka Anambra  state Capital in July 2016  for the   7  first movers states of Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo ,Enugu and  Imo. 
The primary objectives of the training were to:
  • Effectively enhance the capacity of the key stakeholders (FPMU, SPMU, UNGO and SFNGOs) to deliver on the catchment management components of NEWMAP, including community engagement;
  • Equip participants with appropriate knowledge, tools, and techniques around participatory catchment planning and management including: catchment assessment with a focus on hydrology and other ecosystem services; planning and community outreach at landscape and micro-catchment scales; relevant soil and water conservation approaches for northern and southern states that could encompass minor civil works, vegetative management, water harvesting and storage, and other watershed protection measures; integrating community-led livelihood initiatives into the process; and monitoring and evaluation; and  
  • Provide knowledge on an integrating climate change considerations into the catchment management process.

  Expected Outcomes Of The Training:

  • Improved knowledge about NEWMAP, the processes, institutions and structures required for effective Sub-catchment Participatory Watershed Planning and Management.
  • Enhanced   capacity of participants in integrated sustainable watershed planning and management.
  • Improved knowledge on how to assist community members to draw up action plan of implementation in a sub-watershed.
  • SFNGO enhanced knowledge on Community sub-grants for soil and water conservation zones.
  • Improved knowledge in community household water harvesting, soil and water conservation practices for a sustainable development with knowledge of Simple Basic concepts of catchment plan, erosion control measures, etc
  • Newmap National Project Coordinator Salisu Dahiru at the opening ceremony
  • Dr. Grant Milne one of the facilitators presenting a certificate to one of the participants. (RightSokoto State Commissioner for Env. Barr. Mohammed Bello Sifawa


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