Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN09) Senegal Green building readiness program

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3, SO4
Start Date Q1  July 1 2019
End Date q1 Dec 15 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 38,967
Budget Percentage 94%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 36,769
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 38,967
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing & public hygiene
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities

Project context, objectives and description

Because 30% of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by buildings, the building sector represents a significant opportunity in terms of energy efficiency and emission reductions. Accordingly, green buildings are solutions to mitigation of climate change. They are proving to be an effective “upstream” strategy to reduce environmental impacts and reduce long-term community costs.  

The Green building readiness program is designed to contribute to create an enabling environment to green building mainstreaming into major governmental projects and relevant policy documents to promote energy efficiency and resource efficiency in building by minimizing energy use, saving water resource, reusing wastes, reducing GHGs impact and creating green jobs. It is initiated as part a component of the Senegal Green Secondary City Development Program to support the government’s efforts for sustainable green growth, poverty reduction, gender equality, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic growth. It also covers the entire value chain of GGGI: Green impact of the strategy, Sector/sub-sector strategy & planning and Design, finance and implementation. As part of Senegal Green secondary city development Program, the Green Building Program will increase energy and water efficiency and protect human health as well as it will contribute to the integration of inclusive economic growth and environmental sustainability, which is the belief GGGI was founded on. 

The realization of the Green Building Readiness Program is affected by the main following output: The Green building readiness program is implemented to strengthen and mobilize stakeholders’ skills through an agreed action plan.

The project will unfolds around 5 activities: i.) identify green building’s policy gaps and opportunities in Senegal; ii.) benchmarking on national & international Green initiatives; iii.) organize an expert working group on green building in Senegal; iv.) develop a Knowledge sharing & capacity building initiative including training sessions on green buildings and networking activities and v.) development of the Implementation plan for the national green building program. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Green building program is implemented to support Green City Strategy implementation. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Mamadou Konate 

Ale Badara Sy, Da Yeon Choi, Josephe Innack and Romain BrillieChristina CheongArrabothu Dheeraj, Yunae Nam, Donavan Storey 


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