Implementing Partners

Niger Basin Authority (NBA)

The NBA is an inter-governmental organization of riparian states which has as mission to promote cooperation among member countries and to contribute to improvement of the living conditions of the population in the basin through sustainable management of water resources and associated ecosystems. It has the responsibility for optimal water management and related development of the basin.

EARS Earth & Environment Monitoring B.V.

EARS Earth & Environment Monitoring B.V is a high-tech remote sensing company based in Delft, the Netherlands. Since 1981 EARS has pioneered the development of soil moisture and evapotranspiration monitoring from geostationary meteorological satellites. The company has implemented operational satellite based drought monitoring, crop yield forecasting, crop insurance and also river flow forecasting systems in Europe, Africa and Asia.


UNESCO-IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. It carries out educational, research and capacity development activities that complement and reinforce each other in the broad fields of water engineering, water management, environment, sanitation, and governance.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (through ORIO)

The Facility for Infrastructure Development ORIO is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. ORIO contributes to the development, construction, expansion, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure in developing countries in order to contribute to human development and private sector development.

The African Development Bank (through the ClimDev-Africa Programme)

The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Programme was established to create a solid foundation for Africa’s response to climate change.