NDA Strengthening and Country Programming support for Senegal through CSE

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NDA Strengthening and Country Programming support for Senegal through CSE

Senegal’s economy depends heavily on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fishing and tourism, which generate over 60% of employment positions in the country. Despite its huge potential for renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, etc.), Senegal’s economy remains fossil fueldependent. In order to address the above challenges and materialise its long-term aspiration to become an emerging economy by 2035, the country invested in the development of a number of climate-related policies, legal and institutional frameworks.

The focus now is on implementation and, in this regard, Senegal has actively engaged with the GCF, including a bilateral meeting between Senegal’s President and the GCF Executive Director where the President indicated that Senegal’s priorities with respect to the Fund included the protection of coastal areas, rural electrification, clean energy, urban development and landfill gas management.

Therefore, Senegal requires readiness support for activities 1 and 2 in order to effectively engage with the Fund and mobilise adequate resources for implementing transformational climate change projects and programmes.

Cover date 08 October 2015
Document type Approved readiness proposal
Organisation
Centre de Suivi Ecologique
Country
Senegal