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Senegal fast facts

Joined:

2014

Key cross-sectoral policies

Plan Senegal Emergent

National Strategy for Sustainable Development

Key thematic and sectoral action areas in 2017:

Green jobs

Waste management

Green industry

Sustainable use of funds from oil and gas

Capacity building on waste management and entrepreneurship

PAGE's support to Senegal  contributes to the achievement of the following SDGs:

Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Overview

Senegal has demonstrated leadership in transitioning to an inclusive green economy to meet emerging and persisting development challenges.

PAGE supports the Senegalese government’s vision for transforming into a green economy, specifically through supporting the country's:

Senegal does this by:

  1. Providing evidence-based advice on green economy transition and economic growth
  2. Catalyzing progress towards the green jobs strategy through partnerships and sectoral programmes
  3. Developing the skills and institutional capacity to deliver social protection and sustainable development

Progress in 2017: A Snapshot

Strategizing for Sustainability

Since 2015, PAGE has been working with the government of Senegal on their Green Economy Strategic Guidance Document.

This is a document demonstrates:

  • the benefits of inclusive green economy for Senegal
  • outlines actions that support a green economy transition
  • gives recommended actions for integrating green economy into the national development planning.

The Action Plan for this Guidance Document will be updated in 2018 with inputs from a recent position paper.

Green Job Opportunities

PAGE is collaborating with the Directorate of Employment on the integration of the National Strategy on green jobs in the National Employment Plan (NEP). In 2017, PAGE has:

  • supported the finalisation of the national strategy on green jobs
  • supported capacity building for entrepreneurship, particularly around the development of prototypes of solar-powered tricycles
  • developed a manual on green entrepreneurship to assist with the training of trainers on Start and Improve your Business (SIYB).

Sustainable funds from oil and gas

PAGE has been collecting experiences and lessons learned form other countries to assist the government on the management of oil funds to

  • finance sustainable development objectives: and
  • address the potential environmental and social risks associated with oil and gas development.

A study on ‘Funds and mechanisms for the management of oil and gas revenues to support sustainable development: Insights from country experiences and lessons for Senegal’ is under preparation.

Green economy learning

PAGE continues to support institutional capacity development of waste management and recycling cooperatives.

Training on waste management was delivered by the ITC ILO in Turin, with 5 participants from Senegal attending with PAGE support.

How does PAGE's work in Senegal meet its objectives?