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 and about 90 participants attended, representing Ministries, Agencies and National Directorates, Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society and the Private Sector.

This workshop is a step in the process of formulating the national green growth strategy that began a year ago with the organization of a methodological orientation workshop that identified a list of priority issues for green growth in Senegal.

In relation with the main stakeholders, a data collection helped to identify and prioritize the causes or the underlying sectors to address to transform the identified constraints into green growth opportunities. These results were the subject of a second workshop on the analysis of priority sectors for green growth in Senegal.

Following this, a serie of sectoral consultations was conducted with the main stakeholders, to analyze the correlation of these issues with sectors of the economy, in accordance with the instructions of the Prime Minister.

During this technical validation workshop participants shared the content of the strategy, including the five outcomes and 23 strategic objectives. They made relevant suggestions and recommendations to enrich the document. Stakeholders also delivered key messages that must accompany the implementation of the strategy.

At the end of the discussions, the strategy was validated subject to the consideration of observations and recommendations. It will be shared again on May 30, 2018 at the third National Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled for May 28-31, 2018, in Dakar.