Strengthening the resilience of ecosystems and communities in the West African coastal area
Strengtheningthe resilience of ecosystems and communities in the West African coastal area
Presentation of RESILAO project
The Resilao project is an ambitious regional project that aims to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems and communities to rapid changes in the West African coastal area.
The project takes place in a context of uncertainty linked to the effects of climate change and the development of coastal areas in West Africa. These changes accelerate, driven by various sectors such as urban development, infrastructures, tourism, transport, and the extractive sector.
Each of these sectors causes significant environmental degradation and contributes to increased problems stemming from human activities in areas already subject to high pressure.
However, effective responses have often been experimented with by coastal stakeholders to reduce risks such as coastal recession and marine flooding. Other innovative solutions have been tried to promote the conservation of natural capital or the development of value chains linked to natural resources. These responses need to be made more visible, consolidated and capitalised on in order to be scaled up and contribute to the resilience of ecosystems and communities in the coastal area.
The project is being co-financed by the Fonds français pour l’environnement mondial (FFEM) and the WACA program / World Bank for a 5-year period. It concerns six countries : Cabo Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, the Republic of Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Gambia.