Building Bigger, Better Gateways: The Future of West Africa’s Ports and Harbors

Ports are key to economies of the region as they facilitate trade, provide good jobs and attract industries. The huge growth in trade throughout West Africa, and projected future growth has put unprecedented pressure on governments to upgrade their chronically under performing regional ports to handle greater volumes and larger vessels, while protecting the environment and the livelihoods of small-scale local fishing industries. In this issue, we explore the delicate balance of how these issues are being addressed.

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