INBO and IOWater have been helping the Volta Basin Authority since 2012 through a capacity building project for the implementation of its 2010-2014 Strategic Plan, with support from the European Union, the French Deve - lopment Agency, the French Seine- Normandy and Adour-Garonne Water Agencies.
The VBA Council of Ministers was held in Lome, Togo, in March 2014, before the Committee of Experts. During this statutory meeting, the Ministers of the six Member Countries could adopt resolutions, including hiring experts to strengthen the team of the VBA Executive Branch, and provide more resources to fulfill its mission.
A mid-term review was conducted in August 2014, which validated the orientations of the project.
The next steps include a support to the Strategic Plan and to the decisionmaking support tool that accompanies it, as well as to the Water Charter of the Volta Basin.