West Africa

Report

African Sanitation Academy: Market and Feasibility Study in West Africa

There are still many people who do not have access to improved sanitation and hygiene facilities or services in West Africa. For cities and other areas throughout the region, a lack of core country systems for sanitation, and a weak enabling environment, means that the building blocks for sanitation management and leadership are absent. To make the situation more challenging, targeting and implementation of sanitation improvements are clearly not meeting the needs of lower-income areas.

Activity

Gambia-Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Project

In West Africa, an estimated 1.5 million tons of fish are harvested annually from the region’s waters, with a gross retail value of US$1.5 billion. In The Gambia and Senegal artisanal fisheries make up a majority of the fisheries landings and contribute significantly to income 2 generation and local food security for coastal communities and for many communities inland where fish are traded. Some 200,000 people in the Gambia and 600,000 in Senegal are directly or indirectly employed in the fishing sector.

Activity

Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West Africa Regional Development Program

STEWARD III was a forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods project working in trans-boundary priority zones in the Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem, occurring in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. It was the third iteration of the STEWARD program. STEWARD I was characterized as a design phase, and STEWARD II as a pilot phase. STEWARD III was intended to be the implementation phase.
 

Activity

Enhanced Agricultural Productivity, Food Security, and Natural Resources Management

CILSS conducts research and distributes information on climate and weather patterns, water management, market systems and agricultural statistics, and implements early-warning systems for ecological events that affect farmers. Through these endeavors, CILSS aims to help vulnerable populations of the Sahel and West Africa (WA) to better predict, adapt to and recover from their changing environment.

Evaluation

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program

This report presents results of the Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the ongoing (2011-2015) USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID WA-WASH) Program funded by USAID/West Africa (USAID/WA). The program is being implemented in three countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger). This evaluation was conducted during the period of September-October 2014 by a team of experts that was assembled by GIMPA Consultancy Services (GCS) located at Greenhill near Legon in Accra, Ghana.