Commission Member States Secretariat Details
Niger Basin Authority (NBA) Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria Mr. Alhaji Baba BA'ABA
Executive Secretary
Niger Basin Authority (NBA)
Niamey, Boite Postale 729
Republique du Niger
ph:   ++227-723101/02
fax:  ++227-733239
  • Founded in 1982
  • Successor of the Commission of the Niger River which was founded in 1964
  • Aims:  fair water distribution and economic development concerning water issues in the region (energy, hydrology, agriculture, livestock, fishery, forestry, transportation, communications, industry
  • Carries out surveys for joint efforts and planning
  • In 1980 the member states of the NBA have established a fund through which basin projects are financed
  • problems of dams


World Resources Institute Database:
Links to .pdf files mapped by WRI

           Map 2: Freshwater Fish Species and Endemism

 Map 3: Endemic Bird Areas
 Map 4: Aridity
 Map 5: Population Density
 Map 6: Water Availability
 Map 7: Modified Landscape (Cropland and Developed Areas)
 Map 8: Cropland Irrigation
 Map 9: Existing and Proposed Major Dams
 Map 10: Remaining Original Forest Cover
 Map 11: Extent of Original Forest Cover Lost
 Map 12: Area Affected by Water Erosion
 Map 13: Urban Population Growth (1995-2000)
 Map 14: Tropical Deforestation (1980-1990)
 Map 15: Protected Areas

Original maps made using the World Resources Institute Database and ArcView GIS, version 3.1, with Spatial Analyst Extension, X-Tools, 3-D Analyst Extension.