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


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

Arlindo de Carvalho
Project Coordinator, WACA Sao Tome and Principe

Baba Drame, Project Coordinator, WACA Senegal

Baba Drame
Project Coordinator, WACA Senegal

Elias Hamidou Seko, Coastal Zone Specialist, WACA Benin

Elias Hamidou SEKO
Coastal Zone Specialist, WACA Benin

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

Pr. Abe Delfin Ochou
Project Coordinator, WACA Ivory Coast

Project Coordinator, WACA ResIP-Togo

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

Project Coordinator, WACA Mauritania 

Dr. Fatimetou Soueidatt
Project Coordinator, WACA Mauritania 

Program


Director, Regional Integration, Africa, Middle East & North Africa.

Deborah L. Wetzel
Director, Regional Integration, Africa, Middle East & North Africa

Regional Director, Sustainable Development, West and Central Africa.

Simeon Kacou Ehui
Regional Director, Sustainable Development, West and Central Africa.

Project Team Leader, WACA Ghana

Maged Mahmoud Hamed
Project Team Leader, WACA Ghana

Project Team Leader, WACA Nigeria

Joseph Ese Akpokodje
Project Team Leader, WACA Nigeria

Project Team Leader, WACA Guinea

Idriss Deffry
Project Team Leader, WACA Guinea

Ms. Maria Sarraf is the 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

Communications Officer

Madjiguene Seck
Communications Officer

Salimata Follea is the Task Team Leader, WACA Benin

Salimata Follea
Project Team Leader, WACA Benin

Koffi Hounkpe is the Task Team Leader, WACA Togo

Koffi Hounkpe
Project Team Leader, WACA Togo

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

Medou is the Country Team Task Leader, WACA ResIP Senegal

Medou Lo
Project Team Leader, WACA Senegal

Multi-Sector Planning and Partnerships

Sajid Anwar
Multi-Sector Planning and Partnerships

Elikia Abraham is a private sector specialist, WACA program

Elikia Abraham
Private Sector Specialist, WACA Program

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


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

Abou Bamba
Executive Secretary, United Nations Environment/ Abidjan Convention

Coordinator Regional Implementation Support Unit

Thomas Louis Price
Coordinator Regional Implementation Support Unit

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

Aliou Faye
Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Richard Dacosta, Responsable, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Richard Dacosta
Responsable Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, United Nations Environment Program

Moussa Sall, Regional Coordinator

Moussa Sall
Regional Coordinator, Center Monitoring Ecologique

Dr.

Dr. Assize Toure
General Manager, Center Monitoring Ecologique

Coordinator, Africa Center of Excellence for Coastal Resilience  

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

Christophe Deguenon, Director of Environment and Water Resources for

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

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

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

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