- The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees, BBC News (Dec 28, 2022)
- African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union - here’s how, The Conversation (Feb 15, 2022)
Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
Over 3000 Peace Corps W Volunteers have served in Senegal since 1963.
Climate action[edit | edit source]
- Dakar Local Climate and Energy Plan, climate-chance.org
Climate change in Senegal[edit | edit source]
Climate change in Senegal will have wide reaching impacts on many aspects of life in Senegal. Climate change will cause an increase in average temperatures over west Africa by between 1.5 and 4 °C (3 °F and 7 °F) by mid-century, relative to 1986–2005. Projections of rainfall indicate an overall decrease in rainfall and an increase in intense mega-storm events over the Sahel. The sea level is expected to rise faster in West Africa than the global average. Although Senegal is currently not a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, it is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.
Extreme drought is impacting agriculture, and causing food and job insecurity. More than 70% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector. Sea level rise and resulting coastal erosion is expected to cause damage to coastal infrastructure and displace a large percentage of the population living in coastal areas. Climate change also has the potential to increase land degradation that will likely increase desertification in eastern Senegal, leading to an expansion of the Sahara. W
Senegal contributes almost nothing to global greenhouse gas emissions: the country emitted six-tenths of one metric ton of carbon dioxide per capita in 2014, placing 150th out of 195 countries in terms of emissions. W
Ecosystem restoration[edit | edit source]
ADERE is a program conducted by the Senegalese organization ASAFODEB based in Thies, Senegal. ADERE is a program in rural development with an overall mission focused on food security and reduction of poverty. There are 4 main axes:
- Restoration of the environment
ADERE hosts projects in 21 villages in the region, with activities and formation in each axe. For efficient implementation and dissemination, a strategic organization of community councils plays a fundamental role. There are three different types of the councils:
- Toundi -This council is several villages of an area united in a inter-village committee for development.It is mainly focused on the management decisions of the land for local development.
- CVD (Village development Committee)-Each village has its own council to take part in local consultation; all segments of the population are represented (especially women and youth).
- Community Pilotage-This council is the framework for consultation between members of two rural communities.Every village has a member.It is also in charge of monitoring projects,as well as the opening and validation of program activities.
Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]
Rural Women's Associations and Sustainable Agriculture in Casamance, (date not found) oaklandinstitute.org
News and comment[edit | edit source]
Bauhaus in Africa: the hospital in sweltering Senegal inspired – and funded – by the Albers, Nov 11
Solar Village Project to light up Senegalese villages, Oct 17
2010 SEED Award Winners, November 3
"Micro Power Economy for Rural Electrification". The goal of this enterprise involving local partners from the private and microfinance sector is to set up a profitable rural power provider based on off-grid power system operation and the utilisation of renewable energy sources, such as wind-solar-diesel hybrid power systems.
FLOWER OF H.O.P.E This pioneering franchising initiative set up by a community-based organisation, international NGOs and research and finance institutions aims to improve agricultural development by training resource-poor community groups to become successful agricultural entrepreneurs, thereby generating more income for local communities.
Kayor Rural Energy, Rural Electrification by Photovoltaic Solar Energy". An outstanding pilot enterprise launched by a community-based organisation that aims to provide solar energy solutions for rural communities. The partnership with microfinance institutions permits KAYER clients to finance their equipment with microcredit adapted to their means.
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About Senegal[edit | edit source]
Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar.
Senegal is the westernmost country in the mainland of the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia. It owes its name to the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north. The climate is typically Sahelian, though there is a rainy season. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of around 17 million. The state is a unitary presidential republic; since the country's foundation in 1960, it has been recognized as one of the most stable countries on the African continent.
The state was formed as part of the independence of French West Africa from French colonial rule. Because of this history, French is the official language, but it is understood by only a minority of the population. Over 30 languages are spoken in Senegal. Wolof is the most widely spoken one, with 80% of the population speaking it as a first or second language, acting as Senegal's lingua franca alongside French. Like other African nations, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people. Senegalese people are predominantly Muslim.
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