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 Field
We 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.

Lessons from the Field
Reviving 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.

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