Environmental assessment for coastal protection - West Africa

23 June 2021

As part of the World Bank’s West Africa Coastal Areas Programme (WACA), the WACA-team organised a workshop on the importance of Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Decision-making on Coastal Protection. The NCEA was invited to share its experiences in West Africa, including an SEA for offshore energy development in Mauritania, an ESIA for a project with coastal impacts in Senegal, and a transboundary ESIA in Benin and Togo. It was an important session to exchange the do's and don'ts and inspire each other in undertaking an environmental assessment. The WACA-team and the NCEA are looking forward to more collaboration on this topic.