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2015 Joint Portfolio Review USAID and GoS
June 24, 2015

Dakar, 23 June 2015:   At the annual Joint Portfolio Review between the Government of Senegal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held June 23, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt hailed “the dynamic and sustained collaboration” between the two countries.

This yearly exercise closely examines implementation of USAID’s $119 million portfolio of projects in the areas of Health, Agriculture, Education, and Good governance to take stock of lessons learned and plan for activities in future years.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Zumwalt hailed the “dynamic and sustained collaboration between USAID and the Government of Senegal” he’s seen since arriving in Dakar, and pledged to “strengthen our commitment” to improve the health and food security of families, get more children in school and reading earlier, and providing opportunities to Senegal’s work force. 

February 17, 2015
Dakar, Senegal – Groundswell International and a collaborative effort between Mercy Corps and PlaNet Finance were selected as two of 16 teams to advance in the Global Resilience Challenge by the Global Resilience Partnership, an initiative spearheaded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The selected teams will work to produce transformative proposals for the Sahel to qualify for up to $1 million for implementation and continued innovation.
 
USAID provides $1 million for Ebola prevention
November 19, 2014

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Friday that it will make $1 million available to support Senegal’s efforts to detect and prevent future cases of Ebola Virus Disease.

November 7, 2014

The Global Resilience Challenge is seeking diverse, cross-sector teams to assemble and submit proposals that demonstrate a locally-driven understanding of the barriers to building resilience in the Sahel. Proposals submitted by the November 30, 2014 deadline may be considered for funding. 

SAID Provides Food Assistance to Vulnerable Senegal Communities
July 10, 2014

DAKAR – In response to needs identified by the Government of Senegal and its partners, and in line with the United Nations Strategic Response Plan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $4 million (1.9 billion francs CFA) to assist the most food insecure in Senegal who have suffered from the effects of a poor agricultural campaign in 2013-2014.

USAID and Senegal officials at the annual review
July 9, 2014

Senegalese Budget Minister Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé lauded “exceptional” U.S. development assistance to Senegal at the 2013 Joint Portfolio Review with USAID held in Dakar. The meeting was co-presided by U.S. Chargé d’affaires Sandra Clark and Minister Cissé, who noted that U.S. support for Senegal has increased significantly, from over $24.5 million in 2001 to more than $111 million last year.

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