Dear Colleagues, I had opportunity to speak with World Bank Regional Director Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, as part of his video blog series on Sustainable and Prosperous Africa. In the video, I emphasized the collaborative effort we take in WACA to assist countries in building coastal resilience, and ways partners and individuals can engage.Watch More
Earlier this month, WACA was showcased by World Bank Global Director for Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy,Karin Kemper(starting at 40m00s) at a24 hour Econothonwhere global experts discussed development challenges and opportunities to transform livelihoods.Watch More.
Access to finance is the one single challenge we hear over and over. This is why we are piloting the WACA Marketplace,November 18-19, 2019in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Through this mechanism, countries will come equipped to pitch a subset of their projects to financial and implementing partners. We will keep you posted on how it goes.
Last but not least, have a look at the revamped, mobile-friendly WACA website where we feature partners and countries telling their stories and sharing insights on their engagement. The new country-specific pages provide an overview of opportunities and actions underway. Let us know what kind of information you would like to see online.Visit Website
Best regards on behalf of the many teams engaged in WACA.