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Resilient Coastlines, Resilient Communities (English)

The West Africa Coastal Areas Management (WACA) Program is a convening Platform that assists Western African countries in sustainably managingtheir coastal areas and enhancing their socio-economic resilience to the effects of climate change, facilitating access to technical expertise and financial resources for these countries. WACA boosts the transfer of knowledge, fosters political dialogue among countries, and mobilizes public and private finance to tackle coastal erosion, flooding, pollution and climate change adaptation. The WACA Program consists of country investment projects, regional integration and support activities, and a WACA Platform as the mechanism for scaling up knowledge, dialogue and finance. WACA builds on existing institutional mandates and regional programs to implement its projects. As COVID-19 threatens development gains and weakens the resilience of coastal communities, WACA leverages existing programs in confronting the pandemic and preparing the recovery through resilient development of the coastal areas, including socio-economic assistance.

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    Western Africa,

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    Resilient Coastlines, Resilient Communities

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    Nature-Based Solutions; impact of climate change; access to technical expertise; local action; External and Corporate Relations; integrated coastal zone management; resilient communities; coastal area; economies of scale; Oil and Gas; Oil & Gas; coastal communities; regional research center; erosion control measures; public-private partnership; primarily due; early warning system; extreme weather event; regional economic crisis; implementation of law; action on adaptation; disaster risk management; reduction of poverty; civil society representatives; depletion of fisheries; loan to senegal; sectoral investment; european space agency; transfer of investment; flood risk management; financing development; access to information; safety at sea; coordination and support; level of collaboration; climate change scenario; public private partnership; coastal development; climate change adaptation; environmental protection finance; civil society partner; financial resource; Marine Litter; coastal degradation; coastal countries; mangrove restoration; Natural Resources; resilient infrastructure; investment planning; ecosystem service; coastal water; political mobilization; natural capital; coastal hazards; coastal protection; Urban Resilience; coastal road; coastal resource; political dialogue; investment financing; regional collaboration; behavioral change; beach nourishment; legal framework; gender action; resilient development; artisanal fishermen; grievance mechanism; private finance; legal instrument; community relocation; Advisory services; sustainable income; scientific advice; Urban Planning; academic institution; informal network; financing mechanism; coastal dune; seed fund; food processing; Fish Farming; current investment; natural ecosystem; Water Management; african group; regional performance; adaptation strategy; integration mechanisms; protection work; natural disaster; residual risk; scientific expertise; engineering design; guiding principles; support organizations; core functions; physical expansion; safe area; cross-border coordination; natural replenishment; coastal infrastructure; participatory approach; complementary activities; grant financing; Institutional Sustainability; regional cooperation; erosion rate; financial package; participating country; environmental degradation; vulnerable communities; social capital; International Trade; community engagement; similar way; multiple partner; knowledge exchange; gender aspect; sustainable infrastructure; intervention strategy; knowledge product; necessary skill; change management; adaptive management; fisheries authorities; regional investment; pollution control; equal access; gender issue; small fish; global ocean; flood zone; storm surge; government priority; best practice; social inclusion; local knowledge; citizen engagement; global scale; first year; public finance; financing agreement; technical feasibility; business case; joint committee; protection measure; investment impact; environmental standard; financial partners; protected area; international hub; shoreline stabilization; ecosystem restoration; retaining wall; urban flood; barrier protection; coastal agency; river mouth; bank stabilization; financial analysis; Investment strategies; response planning; coastal system; investment operation; potential investor; financing instrument; investment portfolio; traditional development; green investment; water partnership; sustainable solution; multiple sources; coastal ecosystem; implementing partner; sectoral development; coastal population; inclusive development; financial solutions; international level; additional protocol; global knowledge; sole responsibility; african community; local solution; regional fund; integrated management; coastal risk; sustainable investment; new way; human communities; environment minister; noncommercial purposes; water resource; subsidiary right; integrated development; population dynamic; recovery program; economic integration



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Resilient Coastlines, Resilient Communities (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.