State Agencies from West and Central Africa in Burkina Faso to discuss smart ways of protecting the environment

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State agencies responsible for protecting the environment in Central and West Africa are meeting in Burkina Faso on how to better protect the environment from the effects of climate change.

The three-day meeting which begins today (April 13) follows research which has shown that the natural ecosystem of countries in Central and West Africa are undergoing harsh degradation and is worsened by the adverse effects of climate change.

To address the phenomenon, the country basin organizations and regional integration institutions developed some initiatives. However their impacts are still inadequate especially given the issues at stake.

To address this challenge the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) put together the Central and West Africa Regional Water and Environment Partnership, under which the meeting is being held.

Participants will be brainstorming on the management of sub-basins, sustainable natural resource management, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and ecosystem degradation factors.

Participants at the workshop are from Ghana, Togo, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Nigeria, and Guinea among others.

STORY BY: DOREEN AMPOFO

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