West African coastal classification, hazard management and standardized communication scheme utilizing the Coastal Hazard Wheel

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Context

The coastal areas of the West African region face some major challenges in adapting to the changing climatic conditions. The coastal zone is responsible for a large part of the region's economic activities and changing coastal dynamics are already threatening societal and economic interests. Coastal challenges have been noted at a number of Pan-African Ministerial conferences and action has recently been taken to develop a closer regional collaboration with the establishment of the coastal coordination mechanism, the "West African Coastal Observation Mission (WACOM)". Currently, 11 West African countries are part of the mechanism, including Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin. The WACOM aims to coordinate and implement regional coastal hazard management activities to ensure a sustainable coastal development and timely adaptation to climate change. 

Requested CTCN Response

•    Establishment of a regional coastal classification, hazard management and standardized communication scheme utilizing the Coastal Hazard Wheel

•    Assistance in liaising with international financial institutions and donor countries for subsequent implementation and scale up of management measures 

Expected Results

•    Informed and consistent system for managing key coastal hazards 

•    Improved regional coastal coordination and decision-base for national and regional adaption activities

•    Continued improvements in the data system and facilitation of data exchange with scientists, international organizations and the wider global community

Check our webinar in French and in English on the methodology and the practical application of the CHW tool provided to WACOM's national antennas and Cameroon's technical counterpart.

You can also find the webinars of the regional training on the data management available in the CHW system for risk mapping and adaptation options given to the experts of the national antennas and the regional coordination unit of WACOM as well as the Technical Counterpart of Cameroon and relevant researchers in each country in French (Senegal's example) and in English (Ghana's example).

Facts

Date of submission
Geographical scope
Regional multi-country
Countries
Benin
Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Senegal
Togo
Budget range
$250-300k
Objective
Adaptation
Phase
Completed
Sectors
Coastal zones

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Communication and awareness
Governance and planning
Approach
Disaster risk reduction
Final type of assistance
Decision-making tools and/or information provision
Request NDE
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelables
Direction de l’Environnement, Ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources Forestières
Direction Nationale de l’Environnement
Gambia Technical Training Institute
Ministere de l’Environnement Charge de la Gestion des Changements Climatiques, du Reboisement et de la Protection des Ressources Naturelles et Forestieres
Sierra Leone Meteorological Agency, Minstry of Transport and Avaiation
Sustainable Environment and Energy Development Consulting Center
Implementors
Centro GlobalCAD 3.0 SL
METEOSIM, S.L.
Water Environment and Business for Development
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals
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