U.S. government projects in Casamance provide key support to the Government of Senegal and the people of Casamance in bringing bring peace, stability and economic prosperity to the region, U.S Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt, concluded following his first visit to Ziguinchor from April 22-24.
In line with the worldwide goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, government officials from ECOWAS member states committed to providing comprehensive health services for key populations in West Africa. They finalized a declaration of their commitment at an April 10, 2015, meeting hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the West Africa Health Organization.
This Concept Paper is a key step in the process for designing a sector-wide USAID/Senegal Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and the authorization and award of a new generation of health programs by 2016. The proposed objectives outlined in this Concept Paper build on the current integrated portfolio of activities that will come to an end in October 2016. In FY 2010 the Mission launched its integrated health program, which works across health earmarks and at all levels of the health system.
This assessment is designed to help USAID/Senegal understand a range of conflict dynamics affecting Senegal and the sub-region and to provide guidance in designing appropriate interventions to manage conflict and reduce the potential for violence. It uses the Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework (ICAF) and Illicit Power Structures (IPS) frameworks as the principle tools of analysis. While recognizing the Casamance region as currently the main conflict prone area in Senegal, the assessment looks at drivers of conflict and violence in other parts of the country and the interaction between political, economic, and social factors
Last updated: January 21, 2017