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Last updated: April 28, 2021

Young people in Fanda village in Niagis, Ziguinchor region, set up a farm for market gardening activities.
April 28, 2021

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide job training to 2,500 youth as part of an Education project called Passerelles, or “Pathways” in French. Since 2018, USAID’s Passerelles project has been offering alternative education options to children and youth in the Casamance and Kedougou regions. Activities under this project are implemented by USAID’s partner, FHI 360. This month, FHI 360 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Save the Children and the Fonds de Financement de la Formation Professionnelle et Technique (3FPT), a vocational and technical training fund financed by the Government of Senegal, to provide job training to 15 to 19 year olds in southern Senegal. 

April 14, 2021

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided an additional $2 million USD (approximately 1.1 billion CFA) to support COVID-19 vaccine technical assistance in Senegal.

April 2, 2021

This support comes in response to the January 2021 Ebola outbreak in Guinea. Senegal is considered to be at high-risk for the spread of the deadly disease due to its proximity to neighboring Guinea. The 2014 Ebola outbreak spread to seven countries, including Senegal, infecting over 28,000 people and claiming more than 11,000 lives. USAID and its partners are using lessons learned from the previous outbreak to inform current response efforts, with a strong focus on prevention.

March 26, 2021

USAID has been a key development champion in Senegal since 1961. Partnerships with citizens, communities, organizations, and the government at both the local and national levels have made a significant impact on the everyday lives of the Senegalese people. Working with local communities and organizations is key to the success in meeting and sustaining development goals in the long-term. 

USA flag with USAID's 60th Anniversary-French
March 26, 2021

The U.S. Government is celebrating sixty years of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Senegal through various activities highlighting the enduring relationship between the two nation’s citizens.  The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) is also marking its 60 years as a government agency dedicated to development cooperation with partner countries around the world.