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.

Detail


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

Program


Chakib Jenane is the Regional Director for Sustainable Development, Western and Central Africa,  World Bank

Chakib Jenane
Regional Director for Sustainable Development, Western and Central Africa, World Bank

Boutheina Guermazi, Regional Integration Director

Boutheina Guermazi
Regional Integration Director, World Bank

Elly is the Practice Manager of Climate and Environment in West Africa and the Sahel.

Ellysar Baroudy
Practice Manager, West Africa, World Bank

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

Peter Kristensen
Program Manager, World Bank

Cecile Lorillou is Project Team Leader for the Gambia  

Cecile Lorillou
Project Team Leader, The Gambia

Ann-Sofie Jespersen is a Social Development Specialist

Ann-Sofie Jespersen
Social Development Specialist

Project Team Leader, WACA Mauritania/STP/Cote d’Ivoire/Guinea Bissau.

Nicolas Benjamin Claude Desramaut
Project Team Leader, WACA Mauritania/STP/Cote d’Ivoire/Guinea Bissau

Project Team Leader, WACA Ghana

Darshani De Silva
Project Team Leader, WACA Ghana

Koffi Hounkpe is the Task Team Leader, WACA Togo

Koffi Hounkpe
Project Team Leader, WACA Togo

Project Team Leader

Celine Lim
Project Team Leader

Project Team Leader, WACA Nigeria

Drita Dade
Project Team Leader, WACA Nigeria

Project Team Leader for Ports

Hatem Chahbani
Project Team Leader for Ports

Multi-Sector Planning and Partnerships

Sajid Anwar
Multi-Sector Planning and Partnerships

Joao Mourra, Project Team Leader, WACA São Tome et Principe

Joao Mourra
Project Team Leader, WACA São Tome et Principe

Manuela Ravina da Silva, Project Team Leader, WACA Benin      

Manuela Ravina da Silva
Project Team Leader, WACA Benin

Senior Partnership Specialist 

Madjiguene Seck
Senior Partnership Specialist 

Manon Pascale Cassara, Environmental Specialist

Manon Pascale Cassara
Environmental Specialist

National


Project Coordinator, WACA Guinea-Bissau

WACA Guinea-Bissau
Project Coordinator, WACA Guinea-Bissau

Project Coordinator, WACA Ghana

Peter Dery
Project Coordinator, WACA Ghana

 Pr. Mohamed Lemine Baba, Project Coordinator, WACA Mauritania   

Pr. Mohamed Lemine Baba
Project Coordinator, WACA Mauritania

Jean Baptiste Kassim, Interim PIU Coordinator

Jean Baptiste Kassim
Interim PIU Coordinator

Project Coordinator, WACA ResIP-Togo

Dr. Adou Rahim Alimi Assimiou
Project Coordinator, WACA ResIP-Togo

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

Arlindo de Carvalho
Project Coordinator, WACA Sao Tome and Principe

Cl. Cheikh Daouda Diallo, Project Coordinator, WACA Senegal

Cl. Cheikh Daouda Diallo
Project Coordinator, WACA Senegal

Elias Hamidou Seko, Project Coordinator , WACA Benin

Elias Hamidou SEKO
Project Coordinator , WACA Benin

Regional


Executive Director, Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM)

Dr. Ahmed Senhoury
Executive Director, Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation

Christophe Deguenon, Director of Environment and Water Resources for

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

Abdoulaye Diagana is the Interim Executive Secretary, Abidjan Convention

Abdoulaye Diagana
Interim Executive Secretary, Abidjan Convention

Executive Secretary, Regional Network of Marine Protected Areas in West Africa

Marie Suzanne Traore
Executive Secretary, Regional Network of Marine Protected Areas in West Africa

Nana Toure is Regional Director for IUCN.

Nana Toure
Regional Director, IUCN

Coordinator, Africa Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience

Pr. Denis Worlanyo Aheto
Coordinator, Africa Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience

Khady Sane, Coordinator WACA Regional Implementation Support Unit

Khady Sane
Coordinator WACA Regional Implementation Support Unit

Moussa Sall, Regional Coordinator, Dakar Center for Ecological Monitoring

Moussa Sall
Regional Coordinator, Dakar Center for Ecological Monitoring

Pr.

Pr. Cheikh Mbow
General Manager, Dakar Center for Ecological Monitoring

Barthelemy J. A Batieno, Coordinator Regional Protocols and Agreements for Coastal Resilience, WACA/ Abidjan Convention

Barthelemy J. A Batieno
Coordinator Regional Protocols and Agreements for Coastal Resilience, WACA/ Abidjan Convention

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