Niger needs support for the implementation of climate change adaptation measures,” said Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Niger, Ms Catherine Inglehearn while on a recent visit to ICRISAT-Niger. She spoke about the ongoing discussion with the government regarding Niger’s participation at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) meeting in November 2021 in Glasgow.
Ms Inglehearn said that the UK Embassy in Niger is still in its first year of operation, but is working with organizations such as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) toward humanitarian actions in Niger. She invited ICRISAT to meet with UK’s humanitarian programme team during its upcoming visit.
Dr Malick Ba, Country Representative, ICRISAT-Niger gave an overview of ICRISAT’s global mandate and activities in the region and presented recent achievements in Niger. Dr Bouba Traore, Scientist-Agronomy, explained the ongoing activities aimed at youth and women empowerment with various partners in Niger. Ambassador Inglehearn congratulated ICRISAT for the advancements the Institute is making and for winning the African Food Prize 2021.
Ms Inglehearn visited ICRISAT’s office in Niamey on 23 September. She was accompanied by Mr Francisco Salazar, Embassy Development Counsellor.