The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program was an over five-year USAID-funded program that implemented from May 2015 to February 2021. The goal of the program was ‘to improve conservation and climate-resilient, low-emissions growth across West Africa’. WA BiCC focused on targeted geographical landscapes across the region and with policy makers and practitioners to improve governance, policy and practice over critical natural and human systems. By working through the core regional partners, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mano River Union (MRU) and the Abidjan Convention, and with targeted national and sub-national institutions, grantees and local communities, WA BiCC increased the capacity of institutions at all levels to address three core thematic components: Combatting Wildlife Trafficking; Increasing Coastal Resilience to Climate Change, and; Reducing Deforestation, Forest Degradation, and Biodiversity Loss.

WA BiCC was implemented by Tetra Tech ARD, in association with five subcontractors, also referred to as implementing partners: PalladiumCenter for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)PCI MediaPact Inc and Born Free USA.

WA BiCC Program Geographical Coverage

WA BiCC Program Geographic Coverage