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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website


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Welcome to the Abbay Basin Authority website



The Abbay River Basin is the first of the twelve basins in Ethiopia for which a River Basin Organization has been created. The establishment of the Abbay Basin Council and Abbay Basin Authority (ABA) was gazetted on 12 may 2008. The main missions of ABA is to prepare de basin's master plan and monitor its implementation. Two inter-related sub-basins that fall into the juridiction of ABA are the Tana and Beles sub-Basins. These basins have separate sub-basin organizations. Tana (TaSBO) and Beles sub-basin organizations (BeSBO), respectively housed in Bahir Dar and Asossa.The TaSBO and BeSBO works with ABA in a holistic way within the framework of the basin as a whole and in line with the principle of "subsidiarity".

MISSION
To contribute for overall sustainable development in the basin by ensuring integrated, participatory, equitable and sustainable water resource management, by Creating favorable conditions for the better protection & conservation of the ecosystem, and through knowledge building & being the center of information.

VISSION
To see the socio-economic welfare of the people as a result of the integrated development & sustainable management of the water, land and
other related resources of the Basin.
VALUES
- Cooperation and Integration
- Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
- Effectiveness
-Detest Corruption
-Continuous learning
- Balanced and equitable approach
- Customer satisfaction
-Enhancing the Role of Women

Poverty reduction strategy


Ethiopia is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with a per capita GDP of US$240. Poverty is widespread and directly linked to environmental and natural resource degradation. The Plan for Accelerated Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP), Ethiopia’s second poverty reduction strategy paper focuses on a development strategy that seeks to expand support to smallholder agriculture, basic education, access to water and sanitation, primary health services, access to roads and electricity and safety nets for the poorest in all parts of the country.

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Water Resources Management


The Government of Ethiopia underwrites the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management as a necessary strategy for integrated planning and management of water-related resources at basin and sub-basin levels. As part of the Ethiopian Water Resources Management Policy and its implementation strategy for River Basin Integrated Development Master Planning, the GoE has endorsed the establishment of River Basin Organizations (GoE proclamation entitled “River Basin Councils and Authorities Proclamation - 534/2007” of July, 2007) 

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Tana and Beles IWRDP


The Tana Beles Integrated Water Resources Development Project was established to help creating an enabling environment for improved development and management of land and water resources of the Tana and Beles sub-basins, in order to contribute to accelerated growth and sustainable socio-economic development. The mechanisms include institutional strengthening, instruments and information tools for water planning/regulation, and investments in the Tana sub-basin on watershed and flood management.


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