The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an eight-year innovative and multi-sectoral project initiated by the Federal Government of Nigeria and some select States and financed by the World Bank to address and resolve soil erosion challenges, climate change and renewable energy sources in the several target states.

Launched in June 26th, 2014 in Anambra State, the idea behind the formation of NEWMAP is to have a more organized and sustainable fight-back against the danger of gully erosion and the frightening devastation of our ecology by reclaiming damaged areas and resuscitating them through wholistic watershed management approach.

In Anambra State, a significant part of its landmass is under sever threat of flood and soil erosion hazards and to redress the impact of erosion on its communities, the state government targeted to rehabilitate and remedy through the NEWMAP opportunity some of its existing gully corridors.

The down payment of the sum of N1 billion as counterpart funding by Gov. Willie Obiano was rightly seen as a clear demonstration of this commitment and absolute good faith by the World Bank who quickly scaled up its interventionist effort to stave off the menace. NEWMAP today has done tremendous work on 13 sites across the State.

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