What is NEWMAP? The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an eight year State-led Erosion and Land degradation intervention, using the integrated watershed concept to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-catchments.
Objective of the Project : The overall aim of the project is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watershed. This innovative, multi-sectoral project supports state-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation on a demand- driven basis, initially focusing on gully erosion sites in the southeastern states that threaten infrastructure and live-lihoods. And with a focus to re-establishing / securing ecosystem functions by managing erosion in the North, especially states in the Sokoto-Rima and Upper Niger ba- sin in the Sokoto-Rima and Upper Niger basins
Project Component :
Component 1: Erosion and Watershed Management , Infrastructure Investments.
Component 2: Erosion andWatershed Management, Institutions and Information Services
Component 3: Climate Change Response
Component 4: Project Management
Institutional Arrangement : The bodies in charge of the project implementation are the Project Steering Committee, Technical Committee and the Project Management Units at both Federal and State level. The general principle is that the Federal Steering Committee is responsible for overall project coordination, alignment of project content and approach, and oversight of activities taking place across participating States through the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU). The State Project Man- agement Unit (SPMU) is responsible for the practical implementation of project activities within the specific frameworks set by the Project.