Reversing Ecosystem and Water Degradation in the Volta River Basin

From 24 to 25 June 2024, the REWarD-Volta River project’s regional start-up workshop will be held in Accra, the capital of the Republic of Ghana. The workshop will bring together experts from ABV’s National Focal Structures (SFN) and technical and financial partners, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), DHI and the Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA).

The Deputy Executive Director of ABV, Dr Dibi MILLOGO, reminded participants in his speech that the Volta basin, which has a population of over 30 million, is facing the challenges of climate change, and that we all need to adopt healthy behaviour.

The REWarD – Volta River Basin project aims to reverse trends in land and water degradation and support integrated ecosystem-based development by strengthening cross-border governance, restoration and conservation of these ecosystems for sustainable livelihoods in the Volta Basin.

The VBA, its member states and partners GWP-AO, UNEP and IUCN, using integrated ecosystem-based approaches for sustainable basin management, have initiated the project “Reversing Ecosystem and Water Degradation in the Volta River Basin (REWARD- Volta River Basin)”, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


The four key components of the REWarD project are as follows:

Component 1: Improving the knowledge base and developing management tools for informed decision-making.

Component 2: Strengthening cross-border planning, coordination and regional and national capacities, including during extreme events linked to climate change and variability.

Component 3: Strengthening ecosystem resilience for sustainable livelihoods in the Volta Basin.

Component 4: Knowledge management and sharing, effective monitoring and evaluation