About Delta NEWMAP


The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is designed to achieve environmental sustainability through various activities. The Project Development Objective is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) is the lead implementing agency for NEWMAP in collaboration with Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities, and Civil Society Organizations. NEWMAP is a 9-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale Project which initially targeted seven States with acute gully erosion (Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo), while laying the foundation for scaling out to other States (Gombe, Oyo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Plateau, Kano, Kogi, Borno, Niger, Katsina and Nasarawa). The Project has boarded Ondo, Kaduna, Ogun and Ekiti as participating States. The Project intervenes in 4 components namely: Erosion and Watershed Management Infrastructure Investments, Erosion and Watershed Management Institutions and Information Services, Climate Change Response and Project Management.

The Project focuses on improving livelihoods in States through rehabilitation of gullies and provision of grants to members of communities. All the participating States are receiving technical assistance in various forms. The Project has supported State-led investments to enhance resilience to soil erosion through replicable models from priority Southern gully sites and getting Northern States and their interventions ready, while raising capacities to promote long-term climate resilience and low carbon development. NEWMAP is using an integrated watershed management approach to erosion that is informed by lessons learnt on the interlinked challenges of poverty, ecosystem services, climate change, disaster risk management, biodiversity, institutional performance and governance.  GEF and SCCF support is fully blended with IDA resources to fund locally driven planning and replicable, innovative investment actions for protective tree cover and biodiversity, urban storm-water management, and water harvesting.

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