Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Senegal is to support the government in converting plans into action in the form of bankable projects and in strengthening national capacity to leverage international climate finance.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Mahamadou Tounkara

Country Representative - Senegal

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Urbanization

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development


The Government of Senegal (GoS) has developed the National Social and Economic Development Strategy (SNDES) and the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE) to increase the productivity of Senegal’s whole economy, both public and private sectors. The PSE elaborates on plans to build secondary cities to reduce stress on the capital city of Dakar, which accounts for only 0.3% of the surface area of Senegal, but is home to 25% of the population.

Senegal’s heavy dependence on imported oil for its energy supply has significantly undermined growth and competitiveness. Biomass represents half of Senegalese energy consumption, while petroleum account for approximately 36%. The high cost of energy coupled with unreliable electricity supply has also been a key constraint to private sector growth. There is a critical need for Senegal to diversify its energy mix and attract private sector investments to ensure a competitive supply of electricity in the industrial zones and agricultural areas that have strong economic potential.

Ineffective urban development planning has led to consistent environmental issues, such as flooding and land degradation, and has exacerbated the country’s inability to cope with rapid urban growth. Unregulated exploitation of sand quarries and unsafe settlements in the city periphery without adequate social infrastructures and services have also compounded the effects of social inequality and urban poverty.

In order to mobilize and deploy investments to implement green growth plans, operationalizing the country’s National Climate Fund (NCF), which is a platform for public and private entities to access international resources for projects that support climate change mitigation and adaptation, is a crucial intervention. Gaps remain on how to strengthen the institution so that the NCF can achieve accreditation for receiving finance for climate projects.


News • August 9, 2018

GGGI Senegal Country Office conduct a Capacity building session on the development of bankable projects

Following a general request from stakeholders, the GGGI Senegal Country Office organized a capacity building session on the development of bankable green projects for representatives of ministries in charge of key sectors for the transition to green growth in Senegal. The session was held on Thursday, August 09, 2018, at the Conference Room of the […]

News • July 25, 2018

Investor Forum on Financing opportunities for Rice Husk Waste to Energy and Typha Use

Dakar, July 24-25 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Senegal (GoS), in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized an investor forum on rice husk waste to energy and typha valorization, held on  July 24–25 at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. The forum was chaired by the Secretary General of the […]

News • June 21, 2018

GGGI, GCF, IRENA and the Government of Burkina Faso co-organize a regional capacity development workshop to discuss renewable energy opportunities and NDC implementation

Burkina Faso, June 28 – A regional capacity development workshop on financing NDC implementation in the energy sector was held on June 26- 28 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Government of Burkina Faso, the Global Green Growth Institute, the Green Climate Fund and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) co-organized a regional capacity development workshop under the […]

News • June 20, 2018

The biannual meeting of the Green Cities Technical Committee held in Senegal

Dakar, June 19 and 20 – The biannual meeting of the Technical Committee on Green Cities was held on June 19 at the GGGI Senegal Office in Dakar. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Amadou Diouldé Diallo from the General Directorate of Urban planning & Architecture and Mr. Mamadou Konate, Senior Officer Green Growth at the […]

News • June 5, 2018

Signing of the Commitment Charter of Tivaouane Green Secondary City as part of the celebration ceremony of World Environment Day

Senegal, June 5 – Senegal celebrated World Environment Day today in the city of Tivaouane. Tivaouane is also one of the three pilot cities of the Green Secondary Cities Development Program, which is supported by GGGI. This led to the formulation of a Tivaouane development strategy in a secondary green city and a roadmap whose implementation […]

News • May 17, 2018

GGGI and the Government of Senegal held the Technical Validation Workshop on the National Green Growth Strategy

GGGI and the Government of Senegal (GoS), in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized on Thursday, May 17, the national workshop on the technical validation of the National Green Growth Strategy, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. The workshop was chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Alioune Guisse […]

News • April 10, 2018

Training of Trainers Workshop on Green City Strategy and Roadmap Development held in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal – April 10 – As part of the extension phase of the program for the development of secondary green cities in Senegal, the GGGI Senegal team agreed with the Government to set up a panel of experts. This option is also part of GGGI’s mission to develop national expertise in the areas of cooperation […]

News • April 6, 2018

National Launching Workshop of the extension phase of the Green Secondary Cities Development Program held in Senegal

April 6, 2018 – Dakar, Senegal – Following the formulation of the guidelines for green secondary cities development approved by the Government of Senegal (GoS) in 2016, GGGI has been supporting the roadmap for their implementation in three pilot cities in 2017, which are Tivaouane, Kolda and the Urban Pole of Diamniadio new City. The […]

News • November 17, 2017

Technical workshop on project formulation for Tivaouane Green Secondary City

16 & 17 November 2017 Tivaouane is one of the three pilot cities identified by the Government of Senegal (GoS) to implement Guidelines & Roadmap for the development of green secondary cities. The different phases of a Green City Development Strategy requires an inclusive approach with the participation of all key actors of the city. […]


Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Approved Budget 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
Green Growth Pathways in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 2 428 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Mamadou KONATE

Sr. Officer- Senegal Program

Mahamadou Tounkara

Country Representative - Senegal

Amadou Lamine Fall

Analyst - GIS- Senegal/Uganda

Ale Badara Sy

Sr Officer -Senegal Program (Green City Development)