ABOUT US

The WACA program was developed in partnership with the West African people who live on the coast and depend on it for their livelihoods, nutrition, food security, and prosperity. The program supports countries’ effort to improve the management of their shared coastal resources and reduce the natural and man-made risks affecting coastal communities.  WACA boosts the transfer of knowledge, foster political dialogue among countries, and mobilize public and private finance to tackle coastal erosion, flooding, pollution and climate change adaptation. The WACA Program consists of country projects, regional integration and support activities, and a WACA Platform as mechanism to scale-up knowledge, dialogue and finance

MEET OUR TEAM

We have teams working at national, regional, and program levels. Together, they provide countries with access to technical expertise and finance to support the sustainable development of the coastal zone. Our teams are here to accelerate action

National


Fatimetou Soueidatt, Project Coordinator, WACA Mauri

Dr. Fatimetou Soueidatt
Project Coordinator WACA Mauritania 

Arlindo de Carvalho,  Project Coordinator, WACA Sao Tome and Principe 

Arlindo de Carvalho
Project Coordinator WACA Sao Tome and Principe

Mariline Diara, Project Coordinator, WACA Senegal

Mariline Diara
Project Coordinator WACA Senegal

Bio Djara Moussa, Project Coordinator for WACA Benin

Bio Djara Moussa 
Project Coordinator WACA Benin

Bakatimbe Tchannibi, Project Coordinator, WACA Togo

Bakatimbe Tchannibi
Project Coordinator WACA Togo

Pr . Abe Delfin ochou, Project Coordinator for WACA Ivory Coast

Pr. Abe Delfin Ochou
Project Coordinator, WACA Ivory Coast

Program


Ms. Maria Sarraf, a Lebanese national, is  the new Practice Manager for West Africa

Ms. Maria Sarraf
Practice Manager, Environment & Natural Resources

Peter Kristensen is a Lead Environmental Specialist in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank Group

Peter Kristensen
WACA Program Coordinator

Salimata Follea is the Task Team Leader for WACA Benin

Salimata Follea
Project Team Leader WACA Benin

 Melissa C. Landesz is the Task Team Leader for WACA Cote d’Ivoire

Melissa C. Landesz
Project Team Leader WACA Cote d’Ivoire

Koffi Hounkpe is the Task Team Leader  for WACA Togo

Koffi Hounkpe
Project Team Leader WACA Togo

Nicolas Desramaut is the Task Team Leader for WACA Mauritania and Sao Tome and Principe

Nicolas Benjamin Claude Desramaut
Project Team Leader WACA Mauritania and Sao Tome and Principe

Medou is the Country Team Task Leader of the WACA ResIP Senegal.

Medou Lo
Project Team Leader Senegal

Elikia is a private sector specialist in charge of facilitating the mobilization of private sector investments for the WACA program

Elikia Abraham
Private Sector Specialist

Andrew is a senior specialist in sustainable transportation at the World Bank

Andrew Michael Losos
Marine Transportation Lead WACA Program

Margaret Arnold is a Senior Social Development Specialist

Margaret Arnold
Senior Social Development Specialist

Regional


Richard Dacosta, Responsable, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Richard Dacosta
Responsable, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems UNEP/ABC

Moussa Sall, Regional Coordinator

Moussa Sall
Regional Coordinator Center Monitoring Ecologique

Dr.

Dr. Assize Toure
General Manager Center Monitoring Ecologique

Christophe Deguenon, Director of Environment and Water Resources for

Christophe Deguenon
Director of Environment and Water Resources for West African Economic and Monetary Union

Jonas Gbian, Commissioner for Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment for WAEMU

Jonas Gbian
Commissioner for Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment West African Economic and Monetary Union

Abou Bamba, Executive Secretary, United Nations Environment/ Executive Secretary, Abidjan Convention

Abou Bamba
Executive Secretary United Nations Environment/ Executive Secretary Abidjan Convention

Coordinator Regional Implementation Support Unit

Thomas Louis Price
Coordinator Regional Implementation Support Unit

Aliou Faye, Regional Director for International Union for Conservation of Nature  

Aliou Faye
Regional Director International Union for Conservation of Nature

WACA iTAC


Prof.

Pr. Adoté Blim Blivi
Chair of interim Technical Advisory Committee

Dr.

Dr. Issa Sakho
interim Technical Advisory Committee Member

Pr.

Pr. Ramesh Ramachandra
interim Technical Advisory Committee Member

Prof.

Pr. Denis Worlanyo Aheto
interim Technical Advisory Committee Member

Dr.

Dr. Aida Dioungue-Niang
interim Technical Advisory Committee Member

Professor of Exceptional Class of 3rd echelon

Pr. Alioune KANE
Co-chair interim Technical Advisory Committee

Dr.

Dr. Regina Folorunsho
interim Technical Advisory Committee Member

Sajid Anwar is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist for GFDRR’s Sustainable Recovery team, focusing on post-disaster rapid response

Sajid Anwar
WACA Knowledge Pillar Coordinator

Dr.Tall is one of the world experts on climate services, adaptation, resilience and community-based early warning systems, widely published

Arame Tall
WACA Knowledge Pillar Coordinator

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