Netherlands Water Partnership - World Bank MOU for West Africa coastal resilience

  • West Africa
  • Coastal Erosion
  • The Netherlands

On 29 June 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the World Bank supporting coastal resilience projects in West Africa. The coast of West Africa has been increasingly affected by a range of issues, including severe erosion, pollution and the over-exploitation of marine resources. This MOU aims to increase resilience to these challenges and their associated shocks.

This MOU, developed under the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Program, aims to support the implementation of coastal management and nature-based solutions to combat the growing issues in the region. The signing of the document will allow access to Dutch expertise, offering innovation solutions and experience to the challenges facing West Africa’s coast.

Together with the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO), NWP will actively engage with the water sector to gather insights into the WACA program, experiences with the program and coastal resilience more broadly. The input will contribute to an overview of connections to be made with ongoing projects, instruments to be utilised to support the WACA program and a starting point for establishing the Dutch WACA hub. To contribute to this consultation, contact Raül Glotzbach (r.glotzbach@nwp.nl) Josephine Damstra (j.damstra@nwp.nl).

Find out more about the project and this MOU here: https://www.netherlandswaterpartnership.com/news/opening-gateway-between-dutch-water-sector-and-west-african-countries