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

Themes

Contact
Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Urbanization

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Context

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

News • September 12, 2020

GGGI Senegal signs an MOU with World Water Forum Executive Secretary on the road to the 9th Edition In Dakar

The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar from 22 to 27 March 2021. The ambition of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a different Forum, at the social, political and economic levels, a Forum that is a catalyst for action to accelerate universal access to water and sanitation, a Forum that […]

News • September 2, 2020

A Communication sub-committee created for The Plastic Waste Project Management in Touba

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Touba local coordination committee for the plastic waste management project appointed communication sub-committee members for the Behavior Change & Communication Campaign. The event offered the  opportunity for local actors to become informed on the project progress status. The ceremony was chaired by sub-prefect deputy of Ndame district with opening […]

News • August 3, 2020

GGGI Senegal signed an MOU with the State Computer Agency

  GGGI Senegal and the State Computer Agency singed an MOU, framing their collaboration regarding the Electronic Waste Management Project in the Dakar region. The objective of the project is to ease and promote the environmentally sound management of Electronic Equipment. This component is included in the Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management in Senegal […]

News • July 31, 2020

GGGI Senegal signed an MOU with the Solid Waste Management Coordination Unit (UCG)

GGGI Senegal and the Solid Waste Management Coordination Unit (UCG) signed an MOU on Cooperation for Sustainable Solid Waste Management. The objective of the UCG is to support local and regional authorities to improve the field of solid waste management through the development of infrastructure, the strengthening of management mechanisms, and the implementation of projects […]

News • July 10, 2020

GGGI Senegal hosted webinar on “Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement : First Stage Report Presentation”

On 7 July 2020, GGGI Senegal hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Directorate of Environment and Classified Establishments) and the National Committee for Climate Change ( COMNACC ) on Designing policy approaches under the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Under the Paris Agreement, all signatory countries are […]

News • June 29, 2020

Senegal Virtual Launch Event for the Tivaouane Wastewater Management Project

On June 24, the GGGI Senegal team, in collaboration with the Municipality of Tivaouane, hosted a virtual launch event for the “Wastewater Management” project for Senegal’s secondaries cities financed by the Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Over 58 participants attended the event which was entirely virtual due to COVID-19 safety measures. The prefect of […]

News • April 18, 2020

GGGI Senegal holds its first Virtual Steering Committee Ordinary Session

Dakar, April 15th and 16th, 2020, The ordinary session of the GGGI Senegal steering committee took place on April 15th an 16th, 2020 virtually. This session took place in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in Senegal where restriction measures on public gatherings have been taken by the government. It was in a health context […]

News • September 20, 2019

The Green Cities Technical Committee Workshop to share projects and program achievements held in Senegal

The meeting of the Technical Committee on Green Cities was held on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the Senegal GGGI Office. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Serigne Mansour Tall from the General Directorate of Urban planning & Architecture. The key relevant stakeholders of the Technical Committee attended the meeting. This workshop was also extended […]

News • August 7, 2019

Kickoff meeting and discussions on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management in Senegal

As part of the implementation process of the Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization Project, the Global Institute for Green Growth (GGGI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications, convened on July 30, 2019, for a discussion and experience sharing workshop on […]

News • July 29, 2019

GGGI Senegal brought urban stakeholders to set up the National Platform on Sustainable Cities.

In its mandate to support the Government of Senegal within the framework of the Five-year Cooperation Program, GGGI Senegal is implementing the Green Secondary Cities Development Program to support the promotion of a new model of sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and prosperous cities. To synergize similar initiatives and promote integrated approaches to sustainable urban development, GGGI […]

News • July 29, 2019

Knowledge sharing on green growth and city-wide inclusion sanitation in Senegal

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, GGGI Senegal held a sharing session with the National Office for Sanitation (ONAS) executive team. This activity is part of the workplan for the implementation of the MOU signed before GGGI and ONAS. ONAS, as the National utility in charge of Sanitation, is GGGI’s main partner for the Bill and […]

News • July 8, 2019

Kickoff Event of the Project on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation Through Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Senegal

The official launch of the Project on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation Through Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Senegal took place on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar. This workshop was chaired by the representative of the Minister of Water and Sanitation with a panel composed of: the Director-General of the […]

News • May 27, 2019

Forum of the Future for the Formulation of Green Secondary Cities Development Strategy in Fatick, Senegal

On Tuesday, May 21, at the City Hotel of Fatick, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Fatick City Hall, in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized the Forum on the Future of Fatick. The forum was presided by Mr. Makhtar BA, the Sports Minister and City Mayor, and GGGI, represented by Mr. Mamadou KONATE (Acting […]

News • May 27, 2019

Green secondary cities plastic waste, wastewater, waste electrical and electronic equipment management through innovative business models for recycling and valorization in Senegal

On Thursday, May 23, the launching ceremony for the “Green Secondary Cities Plastic Waste, Wastewater, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management through innovative business models for recycling and valorization in Senegal” project took place at the Radisson Blu hotel. The event was presided by the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), co-presided by the […]

News • May 16, 2019

Technical workshop on plastic waste value chain held in Dakar

As part of the implementation process of the Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: “Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization,” funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, GGGI has planned to put in place a group of experts for each sector to assist in the implementation of the activities. For this […]

News • February 21, 2019

Training workshop on Green Transportation held in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal, February 21, 2019 – In line with efforts to support the Government of Senegal in its transition to green growth, the GGGI Senegal team organized a capacity building session in collaboration with the Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakar (CETUD) as part of the implementation of the Senegal Green Secondary Cities Program. […]

News • January 30, 2019

Workshop on the statistical estimation of green jobs and the assessment of green skills gaps held in Dakar

On January 30-31, the GGGI Senegal Country Office, in partnership with the International Labor Office (ILO) organized a workshop on the statistical estimation of green jobs and the assessment of green skills gaps in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Around 25 representatives from High Council for Social Dialogue (HCDS), […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – Training Workshop on Readiness on Implementing NDC

November 28-29, Dakar – The national capacity development workshop on the NDC revisions in 2020 for the energy sector convened representatives from various sectors, as well as experts from international organizations (IRENA, ECREE, GGGI, IDE/CEA), in Dakar on November 28-29, 2018. This capacity development was for relevant stakeholders on renewable energy options and will contribute […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – High-level Panel on green buildings and innovations for green cities development. Friday November 29th, 2018

On November 29, as part of the Global Green Growth Week, the GGGI Senegal team organized a High-Level Panel on Green Buildings for Green Cities. That was chaired by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment. In his speech, he stressed that’s imperative to rethink how to plan, […]

News • November 29, 2018

Senegal GGGWeek 2018: Unlocking Green Growth Potential In Senegal

Dakar, Senegal – November 29 – The official closing ceremony of Senegal’s GGGWeek 2018, was chaired by Mr. Amadou Lamine Guisse, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development who delivered the closing address. He was preceded on the microphone by Mr. Mamadou Konate on behalf of Dr Mahamadou Tounkara, the Country […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN2) Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 837,170
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN05) National Finance Vehicle in Senegal: The Renewable and Energy Efficiency Fund
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 34,663
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN06) Promoting city-wide inclusive sanitation through the Climate Resilience and Green Growth agenda
Start Date Q1 Mar 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 309,053
Status Active
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN07) Support to CNCAS for GCF pipeline development as DAE
Start Date Q1 May 20 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,797
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN08) Solar PV electricity for agricultural development
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 43,372
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN09) Senegal Green building readiness program
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 38,967
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Project Reference Profiles – Global(GIS03) Article 6 Sectoral Approach and Enabling Environment
Start Date Q1 July 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 600,033
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Promoting city-wide inclusive sanitation through the Climate Resilience and Green Growth agenda in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model for Recycling and Valorization in Senegal.
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,000,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Countries
Green Growth Pathways in Senegal
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,428,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet Senegal  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Senegal Solar PV Electricity for Agriculture Development Project Fact Sheet

Senegal  • Sustainable Landscapes

GGGI Information Note Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
GGGI Information Note

Senegal  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Senegal Social Review Senegal  • Cross Cutting
Report
Senegal Social Review

Senegal  • Cross Cutting

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Romain David Ivan Brille

Country Representative Senegal

Amadou Lamine Fall

Analyst - GIS- Senegal/Uganda

Ale Badara Sy

Green City Development Senior Officer, Senegal