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WP 1: Project Coordination & Management
WP 2: Synergies, Comm. and Engagements
WP 3: Inventory and assessment of the pilot wetlands
WP 4: Delineation and hydrological modeling
WP 5: Assessment of economic tools
WP 6: Application of the economic methods and tools
WP 7: Gender Analysis
WP 8: CD & knowledge sharing
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WP 3: Inventory and assessment of the pilot wetlands
WP Objectives
This work package aims to:
  • To review and identify the different existing local and regional wetlands ecosystems types in the Nile basin.
  • Selection of pilot wetlands ecosystems and Identification of needed data categories and collect the required data sets and data categories (hydrological, remote sensing and satellite images, socio economic data)
  • To assess the current status of wetlands in different geographical regions of the basin.
  • To identify ecosystems services for different types of wetlands in the Nile basin
  • To identify the different existing management strategies and tools used.
  • To develop a knowledge base on local, regional and transboundary wetland ecosystems in the Nile basin based on the conducted surveys and inventories.
Work Description and Role of Partners
In this work package, the status of wetlands ecosystem in the Nile basin will be reviewed. The aim is to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of ecosystems valuation and management in Africa. The main activities of this WP are mentioned below:
  • Review and identify the different existing local and regional wetlands ecosystems types in the Nile basin and selection of pilot case studies
  • Identification of needed data categories and collection of the existing data sets for selected pilot case studies
  • Field Survey for the selected pilot ecosystems to engage local communities (Men and Women groups) (Parallel activity in pilots 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Engagement of local authorities and wetlands managers through meetings and questionnaires (Parallel activity in pilots 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Assessment of the current status of the selected pilot wetlands in different geographical regions of the basin
  • Identification of the ecosystems services for different types of selected wetlands and the different existing management strategies and tools used
  • Identification of interactions between ecosystems and human activities/agriculture
  • Developing a Knowledge base on local, regional and transboundary ecosystems in the Nile basin
The project is funded by and is part of
WLE Nile and East Africa
Regional programme.