We wish to highlight the success story of the Anambra State Project Management Unit and its implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project in the State. The narration covers Project activities since inception in 2014, its challenges, its approach and the successes recorded so far.
The issue of erosion in Anambra State; with over 950 geo-referenced sites calls for a global attention. Those affected by this environmental challenge resulting in loss of their land, their homes, their communities, their culture, their relationships and even loved ones require no other classification than that of Vulnerable Group.
Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which was submitted to the COP 21 meeting in November 2015 delineated a strategy for the Vulnerable Group. Being classified as such is not enough but actionable initiatives must follow for awareness, education, participation and inclusion. It is evident that with the right engagement as Governor Willie Obiano has demonstrated by partnering with the World Bank, Anambra State is building traction on environmental sustainability.
The success story of NEWMAP as a game changer and its acts of magical transformation in Anambra State cannot be overstated.
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