Belgium renews its cooperation with Senegal
On June 22, 2018, Belgium and Senegal signed in Dakar a program for governmental cooperation for the period 2019-2023 for the second time.
The collaboration will focus on: sustainable entrepreneurship and the creation of work, the health of women, newborns, children and adolescents; and the strengthening of the capacities concerning studies and expertise. Enabel – the Belgian Development Agency – will execute the programs. Belgium's contribution amounts to 39 million euros for a period of 5 years.
The various Belgian actors participating in the program (Enabel, non-governmental actors, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries BIO, Belgian companies) strive above all to an inclusive and sustainable growth based on rights, such as the equality of opportunities and the independence of women. They will mainly be active in the intervention zones of 3 regions in Sine Saloum: Kaolack, Fatick and Kaffrine. The new cooperation follows a program of 52 million euros implemented in the period 2010-2013 aiming at sustainable human development through the fight against poverty. The priorities of this program were health, hydraulics and sanitation.