NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT
NIGER STATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE CONDUCT OF LIVELIHOODS NEEDS ASSESSMENT OPTIONS IN TWO (RAFINGORA AND HANYIN GWARI) GULLY/ EROSION SITES IN NIGER STATE UNDER THE NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (NEWMAP)
CONTRACT NO. NG-NIGERSPMU-97259-CS-CQS
NAME OF THE PROJECT: NIGERIA EROSION AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT
LOAN NUMBER: IDA 51050
The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) aims to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-catchments.This eight-year innovative, multi-sectorial project will finance State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, initially focusing on gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure and livelihoods of members of erosion affected communities. The project currently includes 7 mover states, namely Anambra, Abia, Cross River, Edo, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo, and recently additional 12 states have been added namely Delta, Oyo, Sokoto, Gombe, Plateau, Kogi, Kano, Akwa Ibom, Borno, Nasarrawa, Katsina and Niger states.
The investments include a strategic combination of civil engineering, vegetative land management and other catchment protection measures and community-led adaptive livelihood initiatives. The sustainability of these investments will be reinforced by strengthening institutions and information services across sectors and States, including support to improve governance, regulatory compliance, environmental monitoring, impact evaluation, catchment and land use planning, and to strengthen Nigeria’s capacity to promote and implement climate- resilient low-carbon development.
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE SITES:
LOT 1 – RAFIN GORA GULLY SITE
The Rafin-Gora project site is located within Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. The project location is within the corners Northwest – 10017’1807″N, 5022’59.51″E; Southwest 10016’16.36″N, 5022’50.32″E; North East – 10017″I2.48″N, 5023’53.16″E; and South East – 10016’16.97″N, 5023’54.64″E. The length of the gully head is about 11m deep and 15m wide.
LOT 2 – FUT HANYIN GWARI GULLY SITE
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