The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development convened the ordinary session of the steering committee of the GGGI country cooperation programme in Senegal in the presence of the statutory party members.
As usual at the beginning of each year, the steering committee meets to examine the evolution of the implementation of the programme in 2021, adopt in session the orientations on the priorities of the current year.
At the opening of the ceremonial session, the Country Representative thanked all the members of the Steering Committee for their collaboration in the implementation of the GGGI country programme endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. It was also an opportunity to thank the Minister of Environment for his leadership alongside the implementing partners in the operationalisation of Senegal’s environmental and climate policy.
His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea said a few words about GGGI which is an intergovernmental organisation to which the Republic of Korea is a contributing member. He noted however that the cooperation portfolio in the agricultural sector had been diversified, notably with the financial support of the Ministry of Rural Affairs and Food for the project on the value chain in the river valley. He reiterated the availability of Korean agencies and organisations to support the implementation of projects in the valley.
The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development praised the work of GGGI in providing concrete solutions to the resource mobilization strategy for the nationally determined contribution to the Paris climate agreement. He also thanked the financial partners: the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the MAVA Foundation, qtar Fund for Development and the GIZ.
He especially welcomes the quality of collaboration between the GGGI and the PSE Monitoring Operational Office in the Green Recovery Project for the Green PSE programme, which has brought together all the cross-sectoral competencies and defined the priority themes as a prelude to the national roadmap.
The session on the cooperation programme was opened with a series of presentations on the programme and the perspectives of the projects:
– liquid and solid waste management in Senegal’s secondary cities through innovative business models for recycling and recovery
– Sustainable Inclusive Sanitation and Sanitation and Climate Change Research Programme
– Operationalisation of the investment in nature for the green PSE programme
– Designing policy approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement
– Solar irrigation for climate smart agriculture
The steering committee members gave guidance on the projects’ perspectives with the main recommendations being:
– to convene stakeholder meetings on the scaling up of some projects;
– to propose as soon as possible to the partners the capitalisation and scaling up notes
– to involve the members of the steering committee in the sessions of the national week on green growth
In 2022 the collaborative approach will be based on proximity, digital communication as part of the NETZERO 2050 campaign and an inclusive resource mobilisation strategy as requested by the chair of the steering committee.