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Last updated: April 05, 2022

A Baobab Plus agent putting solar panel on a house
March 30, 2022

USAID is pleased to announce a program that provides clean energy and electric transportation solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In many Sub-Saharan African countries, rural electrification remains a challenge. While Senegal has made impressive progress over the last decade in electrifying communities, the discrepancies in access to electricity between urban and rural areas persist. 80% in urban areas versus 33% in rural areas.

Prof Moussa Balde, minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment and Ms Ying Hsu, acting USAID Mission Director at the soil fertility maps' presentation
March 24, 2022

Feed the Future is the United States’ global hunger and food security initiative.  On March 24, the Feed the Future Senegal Dundël Suuf project handed over soil fertility maps to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MAER).

Dundël Suuf (“feed the soil” in Wolof), is a three-year $8.5 million project funded by USAID. This project contributes to the Senegalese government's goal of sustainably increasing agricultural production to achieve self-sufficiency in staple items and the export of surplus horticultural products.

Ms Ying Hsu, acting Mission Director delivering her remarks to the 19th cohort of the YALI Regional Leadership Centre
March 24, 2022

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), closed out the 19th cohort of the Young African Leaders Initiative program at CESAG. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders from diverse backgrounds across Sub-Saharan Africa as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Awarded in 2015 to CESAG and its partners, the West African Research Center (WARC) and the Synapse Center, the program is implemented in 25 francophone and Lusophone African countries. Participants receive training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public Management.

February 3, 2022

Over the past several decades, Senegal has made significant strides towards gender equality.  This progress is evident, for example, in the classrooms where gender parity is almost achieved at primary and secondary levels. There is, however, work to do to improve women’s understanding of ownership and management of land.