New CILSS-trained hydrologists
The CILSS Regional Agrhymet Centre celebrated its 11th graduating of class of senior hydrological technicians with a ceremony on 29 October 2019. Twenty-nine senior experts completed the training, including three women. The majority of students were supported through scholarships from the African Development Bank and the Government of Burkina Faso. Present at the ceremony were: Albadé Abouba, Nigerien minister of agriculture and livestock, Kalla Moutari, Nigerien minister of hydraulics and sanitation, as well as Issaka Hassane Karanta, governor of the Niamey region. Improving the governance of water is a key priority in the Sahel and West Africa. Agrhymet has trained more than 1 500 experts since its creation. It currently runs six master’s programmes and several technical degrees for under-graduate students.