Category: FPMU

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project

Nigeria, World Bank holds Workshop on economic cost of environmental degradation in the Arid and semi – Arid Zones of the Country

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, commissioned a study on “Assessment and Analysis of Economic Cost of Land Degradation and Hotspot Mapping” for a range of sectors in the arid and semi-arid areas of Nigeria. The environment is naturally blessed with dynamic resources that include vegetation, water, soil and animals.…
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December 4, 2018 0

Event: World Bank supports NEWMAP, FADAMA with South South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) on Watershed Management, Infrastructure and Agriculture between China, India and Nigeria.

South-South Learning and Knowledge Sharing for watershed management, infrastructure and agriculture: World Bank task teams secured financing from the China-World Bank Group Trust Fund of USD 433,000 over 2.5 years to enhance South-South knowledge sharing between China, India, and Nigeria. The Trust Fund is supporting important knowledge sharing and learning between China, India and Nigeria,…
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September 27, 2017 0

NEWMAP kicks – off Radio Programming in the States towards public enlightenment and awareness creation

By : Adebayo Thomas Beginning from February 2017 the Project   step – up  its public awareness drive with special radio talk programme via state based radio stations in the old 7 first movers’ states of Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo.  This activity commenced  in Calabar Cross Rivers State before moving  to Enugu, Anambra and Imo…
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March 8, 2017 0

Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop- for Parliamentarians at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

  Participants: The workshop was attended by over 70 persons including; The parliamentarians Civil Society organization The media and General public The Line Ministries   Opening Remarks was given by Dr. Bukar Hassan, Permanent Secretary, and Federal Ministry of Environment.       Opening Statements Hon, Sam Oniogu, Chairman House committee on Climate Change applauded the climate…
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February 28, 2017 0

NEWMAP Collaborates with Federal Ministry of Environment / World Bank on Climate Immersion Workshop

  Climate Change is a defining challenge of our time. There is scientific evidence that it does exit and Africa is the most vulnerable even though the GHG emission is lower in developing countries, this is because we do not have the capacity and technology to mitigate the effect of Climate Change. Climate Resilient is…
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February 28, 2017 0


% IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIAL 21 SITES IN SEVEN (7) OLD NEWMAP STATES. S/NO                   STATE                        PROJECT SITE PERCENTAGE OF WORK DONE (%) REMARKS   1 ABIA Amuda Achara Amuzukwu Umuezeukwu 21.0 55.0 96.0 Amuda Achara is low due to redesign and contractors low capacity.   2. ANAMBRA Amachalla Omagba Onitsha St Thomas Aquinas/Neroz Plaza…
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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