Lessons from the FieldWhat is happening on West Africa’s coast? Vlog with Peter Kristensen, WACA Program Manager
In West Africa, coastal infrastructure has an effect about 50 km downstream, and the challenge is therefore trans-national in nature. There is an urgency in managing the sediment transport along the shore and around coastal infrastructure.
Lessons from the FieldWACA Senegal exploratory mission to Carabane, Kafountine and Abéné in the Ziguinchor region
February 28, 2023 - WACA Senegal
The WACA Senegal team on a exploratory mission prior to its intervention in Carabane, Kafountine and Abéné in the Ziguinchor region.
Lessons from the FieldWitness to coastal erosion in Diembering, Casamance
December 05, 2022 - WACA Senegal
Witness to coastal erosion in Diembering, Casamance.
Lessons from the FieldListen to this mini report on the Senegalese coastline and the lives of its inhabitants
December 22, 2022 - WACA Senegal
Discover the extent to which coastal erosion threatens the Senegalese coastline and the lives of its inhabitants through this mini report. Together, we must be resourceful in the face of this phenomenon.
Lessons from the FieldThe Great Green Wall and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management (WACA) Programmes Case Study
Africa Case Study: The Great Green Wall and The West Africa Coastal Areas Management (WACA) Programmes, by Maria Sarraf.
Lessons from the FieldInterview with Mr. Peter Kristensen, Lead Environmental Specialist, and team leader for the West Africa Coastal Areas Program, the World Bank
Question 1: WACA is an ambitious program, both by the magnitude of the challenge, and the investments needed; can you tell us how the program came about within the World Bank, its objectives and the expected results?
Lessons from the FieldWe Need a Gender-Sensitive Approach to Tackle Plastic Pollution by Arzucan Askin
May 14, 2020 - Story by Arzucan Nur Askin
Women play a central yet largely invisible role in the use and recycling of plastic. Globally, most plastic waste management efforts have primarily focused on the technical dimensions of waste disposal, failing to recognize that each stage of the plastic value chain has gender implications.
Lessons from the FieldReviving Nouakchott’s Coastal Dunes
May 19, 2019 - Story by Thomas Price, Coordinator of the WACA Regional Implementation Support Unit, IUCN Senegal
Nouakchott, Mauritania’s capital and biggest city is at, or below, sea level. Its coast is protected by a fragile wall of dunes at risk from natural erosion, sand mining, grazing of livestock on dune vegetation, and careless abuse of the landscape for leisure like dune racing.