Making the environment better; improving lives

At NEWMAP, Our Mission is to address on a multi-dimensional scale the menace of gully erosion in the south east as well as land degradation in the North.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) of NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub catchment.

Project Components

Component 1:Erosion and Watershed Management Infrastructure Investments.

Component 2:Erosion and Watershed Management Institutions and Information Services.

Component 3: Climate Change Response


Component 4: Project Management


Latest News

NEWMAP is a success story- Maria Sarraf World Bank Practice Manager, Environment and Natural Resources Management Dr. Maria Sarraf, recently commended the staff and management of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) for effectively executing the project and making it a success story in the country. Maria made the commendation in Abuja during her maiden visit to the Minister of Environment, Surveyor Suleiman Zarma. The practice manager who led the World Bank team to brief the minister on NEWMAP and West Africa Coastal Areas Management (WACA) Programme, attributed NEWMAP’s feat to the hard work of its staff. According to her, “The World Bank and Ministry of Environment have long time partnership. As World Bank, if we want to give example of what we do in the environment in West Africa, we will give example of NEWMAP as success story.” Responding, Zarma, who thanked the World Bank for investing in the people and the nation’s environment, said that NEWMAP had gone a long way in addressing ecological problems in the country. Learn More

$ 508 M + Additional Funding $400M USD



3 Million + Beneficiaries

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Latest News

NEWMAP holds GVB retrofitting Workshop Dateline 17 – 20 June 2019: A 4 day Gender Based Violence (GBV) retrofitting workshop for the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project commenced with all the 21 partner states in attendance. The NEWMAP’s GBV clinic and retrofitting was initially scheduled for May 27 – 31.  Giving the sheer volume of expected participation from NEWMAP, the GBV workshop was moved to Abuja as a central location to accommodate all Participants. The World Bank Group considers that no Country, community, or economy can achieve its potential or meet the challenges of the 21st century without the full and equal participation of women and men, girls and boys. Therefore it is committed to closing the gaps between males and females globally for lasting impact in tackling poverty and driving sustainable economic growth that benefits all.

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