Overall Objective

GGGI supports the Government of Senegal (GoS) in its transition to a green, emerging Senegal, focusing on greening the country’s growth engines: Cities as well as on sectors key to the achievement of its NDCs and where growth connects to green job creation. Building on its early work on guidelines for green cities, and assessment of rural renewable energy for productive use (RE4PU), GGGI has helped the GoS design its National Green Growth Strategy.

GGGI supports Senegal in the implementation of the second Priority Action Plan of the PSE (2019-2023) and the achievement of its SDG and NDC targets. Senegal’s CPF 2019-2023 articulates three focal outcomes, in link with GGGI’s Global Operational Priorities (GOP):

  1. Enhanced green and inclusive governance for green growth and climate action (GOP1, GOP5) and increased access to finance for NDCs and SDGs (GOP2).
  2. Accelerated low-carbon urban development and strengthened resilience to climate change of Senegalese secondary cities (GOP 4).
  3. Investment mobilized for renewable energy for productive use in agriculture and climate smart practices in rural areas (GOP3).

Strategic Outcome Targets

S01 -GHG Reductions 3,506,180 tCO2 (Next 25 years)
S02-Green Jobs 21, 248 (2021-2023)
S06-Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change 385, 297 benefited (2021 - 2023)

Themes

Contact
Romain David Ivan BRILLIE

Country Representative Senegal

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of Grand-Duche of Luxemburg
Bill & Melinda gates Foundation
Qatar Fund For development
Open Society Initiative for west Africa – OSIWA
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ

Implementation Partner

Waste Management Unit Coordination – UCG
Sanitation National Office – ONAS
Senegal IT State Agency – ADIE
Sovereign Strategic Investment Fund for Senegal
Agricultural Bank
National Land Development Society for the Delta and Falémé region SAED

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ministry of Urbanization, Housing & Public Hygiene
Ministry of Water and Sanitation
Ministry of Energy & Petroleum
Ministry of Agricultural & Rural Equipment
National Sanitation Office of Senegal (ONAS)
Solid Waste Coordination Unit (UCG)
State Information Technology Agency (ADIE)
Municipality of Touba
Municipality of Tivaouane
Municipality of Kaolack
Municipality of Kolda

 

 

Context

GGGI operations in Senegal started in 2016 during the phase 1 of the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE). In line with the second phase of Senegal’s Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE), GGGI supports the Government of Senegal (GoS) in its transition to a green, emerging Senegal, focusing on greening the country’s growth engines: Cities as well as on sectors key to the achievement of its NDCs and where growth connects to green job creation. Building on its early work on guidelines for green cities, and assessment of rural renewable energy for productive use (RE4PU), GGGI has helped the GoS design its National Green Growth Strategy. During the 2019-20 biennium, GGGI’s advice has helped progress from setting the agenda in favor of national and subnational green growth pathways, to mobilizing finance for secondary cities’ green infrastructure. GGGI’s work has resulted in the approval of 9 municipal strategies and roadmaps, the launch of Senegal’s Secondary Green Cities network and green buildings platform, and the mobilization of 3.3 M USD at the benefit of transformative solid and liquid waste treatment and valorization projects. GGGI’s program also helped identify opportunities for renewable energy to be used at the benefit of improved agricultural productivity and resilience to climate change in the rice value chain. The transverse focus on the financing of Senegal’s NDC targets led to the structuring of innovative partnerships with financial institutions (FONSIS, La Banque Agricole) and investment project preparation for scalable financing vehicles such as the Renewable and Energy Efficiency Fund (REEF). Taken together, these initiatives are expected to deliver a reduction of more than 30 million tCO2e over the next 20 years, provide access to sustainable waste management infrastructure to 1,860,000 people and create 700 green jobs.

 

Senegal’s economic growth has been high, over 6% since 2014 (WB, 2019), and the forecast pre-Covid19 was optimistic. Questions of sustainability and inclusiveness remain, as growth prospects are correlated with oil and gas production, and as job creation is insufficient to absorb internal migration and a growing labor force. Most labor is informal, entailing low remuneration, underemployment, and limited social protection and the PSE has identified the creation of green jobs as one of its priorities. In light of the Covid19 economic and social impacts, improving productivity and employment in sectors where the poor are most active, and work is informal is essential for the country to maintain course towards the achievement of SDGs and NDCs.

 

News

News • April 10, 2021

Citywide inclusive sanitation through climate resilience and green growth – CWIS has been selected to be certified on the road to Dakar 2022

The EVENT The 9th edition of the World Water Forum will be held in Dakar on March 22 – 26, 2022, with a new approach to focus on action for water. The event aims to ultimately create coherence with SDGs and directly contribute to the 2030 agenda. This edition of the forum will focus on […]

News • March 23, 2021

GGGI will support Civil Society Climate Action and Resilience in Senegal

In partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa- OSIWA, GGGI launched the climate action and resilience project’s for the civil society and vulnerable communities in Senegal and Ivory Coast. The ceremony was held on March 18, 2021, chaired by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the financing partner OSIWA, civil society representatives: […]

News • February 21, 2021

GGGI and GIZ Partner to Increase Energy Efficiency and Access to Finance (including climate finance) for Rice Mills in the Senegal River Valley

In the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the agri-food sector represents one of the main pillars of the economy as it plays an important role in food security, employs around 55% of the population and contributes to about 30% of GDP per year. However, the sector faces many difficulties including the excessive use […]

News • February 2, 2021

Regular Session of the Steering Committee

January 26 – 27, 2021; Senegal – Acting in its capacity as permanent secretariat, GGGI Senegal convened stakeholders for the 2021 Regular Session of the Steering Committee on January 26 – 27, 2021. The edition was on virtual session due to restrictives measures related to the COVID 19 situation in Senegal. The Ministry of Environment […]

News • December 14, 2020

QFFD and GGGI conclude agreements on four projects to support climate resilience and COVID19 recovery in the Pacific, Eastern Caribbean, and West African regions

Doha, State of Qatar / Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 10, 2020) Building on a global MoU signed earlier this year, QFFD and GGGI concluded a 3-year agreement totaling USD 9.85 million to support four projects: Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pacific Green Entrepreneur Network, Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati, and Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart […]

News • December 7, 2020

World toilet Day celebration in Dakar

The Ministry of water and Sanitation in partnership with GGGI & Senegalese Normalization Association (SNA)organized the 2020 world toilet day in with the whole theme of ” Sustainable sanitation & Climate Change”. The ceremony was chaired by the general secretary of the water and sanitation Ministry with the presence of GGGI senegal country representative and […]

News • December 2, 2020

Launch of Behavior Change Communications Campaign for Luxembourg project

The city of Tivaouane held a launching ceremony for the behavior change communications campaign of the Waste Water, Plastic Waste, Electric & Electronic Waste in Secondaries Cities Project. The event gathered all implementing partners and was chaired by the Senegal Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The event commenced with introductory remarks from the perfect […]

News • October 30, 2020

Preliminary Project Summary and Plastic Waste Management Training in Touba

On October 19, 2020, a joint mission was organized in Touba with local committee members, the IDEV and EVE firms, in order to unroll the agenda to introduce EVE to local authorities and organize a training session on plastic waste management.   The agenda commenced with a plastic waste management training session with the local […]

News • October 14, 2020

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center signs an MOU with GGGI Senegal

October 13, 2020 – A memorandum of understanding (MoU)  has officially been signed between GGGI Senegal and the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center ( CRCBS-af) with the aim to promote the provisions of the Basel convention. The CRCBS-af is a regional unit for north and west Africa with the mission to assess the national […]

News • October 14, 2020

Training Workshop on Managing and Dismantling Techniques for Electric Waste

On October 12, 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), with the collaboration of the Senegal State IT Agency (ADIE), held a training workshop on Managing and Dismantling Techniques for Electric Waste in Dakar at the Numeric Solidarity Center. Sector representatives and workers operating on site took part in the event, which was chaired by […]

News • October 6, 2020

GGGI Senegal took part in the sites visit with Urban Planning Ministry at Touba

On October 3, 2020– The Senegal Urban Planning Ministry conducted a site visit to Touba as the part of the UCG Stanby Magal Touba Event, in order to visit the features set up to collect waste around the mosque, connecting roads, and aggregation points alongside avenues in the Touba district. The objective was to ease […]

News • October 6, 2020

Sanitation emptiers received training on formalizing drain company

September 28-29, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a 2-day training session with the Municipality of Tivaouane for the establishment of the wastewater management company. The 2-day training workshop offered sessions on marketing and company creation to formalize the new drain company. The ceremony opened with remarks from the municipality secretary who […]

News • September 29, 2020

Pumps Solarization for Agriculture: Joint Mission GGGI, FONSIS, SAED in the valley down Senegal river

                                                                       September 21-23, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), FONSIS, & SAED went on a joint mission to local agricultural installations in rice-farming irrigated gardens in the valley located down the Senegal river. THE VISIT : Sites : In Dagana, 120 KM from Saint Louis and north of Senegal, a […]

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 […]

Projects

SN14
Countries
SN14 Solar-Powered Irrigation for Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
View
SN12
Thematic Areas
Countries
SN12 Energy auditing and capacity building on energy management for five rice mills in the Senegal River Valley
Start Date Q1 January 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
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) 837,171
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
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
View
SN06
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
View
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
View
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
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
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
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
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Biogas Cogeneration Project Senegal
Start Date Q1 2016
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
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
View

Reports

Landscape Analysis Report to scale up the installation of solar irrigation businesses in Senegal Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Landscape Analysis Report to scale up the installation of solar irrigation businesses in Senegal

Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques Senegal  • Green Cities
Report
Benchmarking des initiatives internationales de valorisation des déchets plastiques

Senegal  • Green Cities

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

Senegal  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • 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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • 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

Modou FALL

Associate, Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management (WEEE)

Mbaya Isaac DIOP

Sanitation Associate

Mamadou KONATE

Senior Advisor

Alé Badara SY

Project Coordinator

Christella J. INNACK

Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Abdoulaye FAYE

Sanitation Specialist

Falilou CISSE

Communications Assistant

Romain David Ivan BRILLIE

Country Representative Senegal

Amadou Lamine Fall

Analyst - GIS- Senegal/Uganda