Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN2) Green Secondary Cities Wastewater, Plastic Waste and WEEE Management: Innovative Business Model

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 837,170
Budget Percentage 32%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 266,913
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 837,170
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Ministry of Environment, Clilate & Sustainable Development of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities

Project context, objectives and description

Senegal has experienced a rapid pace of urbanization, influenced by the economic opportunities in urban centers. The population living in urban areas is expected to increase nearly 2.5% each year and reach 62% by 2025. In other words, Senegal will have 13.5 million urban dwellers by 2025. At present 45% of the country’s population of 15.3 million live in urban areas. This rapid pace of urbanization will severely test the national government and municipalities’ capacity to efficiently deliver basic urban services and management. 

Senegal already suffers from a chronic deficit of access to solid waste management services. The country produces over 2.4 million tons of solid waste per year, with a collection rate of 55%, below the sub-Saharan Africa average of 65%. Senegal’s national average waste production rate is 0.47kg per person per day which is higher than in larger and industrialized urban centers, such as Dakar where the production rate is nearly 0.60 kg per person per day. To make pilot secondary cities (Touba, Tivaouane, and Dakar) greener and cleaner, the project will promote efficient and affordable waste recycling and valorization business model. 

The project objective is thus to support Senegal’s efforts to implement three of the guidelines for the development of green cities, to achieve integrated and environmentally sustainable waste management and the acceleration of green secondary city development. The project will bring lasting impact in the lives of populations in Dakar, Thies and Diourbel through a range of interventions to improve efficiency in the whole cycle of waste management. The project will focus on three dimensions: i) plastic waste; ii) waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); and iii) domestic wastewater. The project will contribute to strengthening national and sub-national/local (city level) green growth policy planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

The project aligns with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks, IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies; IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: The climate impact of the project is the reduction of 616,000 tC0²eq reduction under 10 years period (average 61,600 tC0²eq reduction / annum), that will benefit 500,000 beneficiaries with the creation of 700 Green jobs cumulatively for the 3 dimensions of the projects over the 3-year period of the first phase of implementation. Over the 10-year lifetime of the infrastructures, the GHG emission reduction is estimated at 15 400 000 tC0²eq. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

  • Policy assignment: Situation assessment on the plastic waste value chain management completed. 
  • An official launch event and an annual planning workshop completed. 

ii.Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and exchange visit with Luxembourg’s partners completed.

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Romain Brillie. 

Aarsi Sagar, Abdoulaye Faye, Adama Hawa Diallo, Ale Badara Sy, Ingvild Solvang, Josephe Innack, Mamadou Konate, Modou Fall, Elhadji Serigne Falilou Mbacke Cisse, Mbaya Isaac Diop, Mexent Coly, Mamadou Dame Fall and Vamsi Duraibabu. 


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