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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm

DAKAR – On July 11, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CCAFS), the National Agency Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM) and the Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA) launched a new climate information services project to increase the resilience and productivity in Senegal.

The three-year, $3.5 million Project of Climate Information Services to Increase Resilience and Productivity in Senegal (USAID / CINSERE) will be implemented by the international Consortium in close collaboration with the aviation and agricultural research agencies.  It will support Senegal’s efforts to address the negative impacts of climate change on the primary economic sectors of farming, livestock and fisheries.

A family planning counselor displays oral contraceptives to a university student
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:45am

A new public-private partnership between Bayer HealthCare and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) will make the oral contraceptive Microgynon Fe available in local pharmacies at low prices, providing couples in Senegal high quality and affordable family planning option. 

Simbandi Balante school
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:30am

Sharon Carter, Deputy Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Senegal and Minister of Education Serigne Mbaye Thiam, co-inaugurated a middle school in rural Simbandi Balanta on February 6.

SunuBudget launch
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 6:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a second phase of its successful Parliamentary assistance project devoted to public access to budget information at a ceremony co-chaired by Senegal’s Budget Minister Birima Mangara and USAID/Senegal Mission Director Lisa Franchett on January 28 in Dakar.

LLP youth in action
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

The Live, Learn and Play project, a private-public partnership between USAID and the National Basketball Association (NBA) to promote youth development and leadership in Senegal through sports, kicked off its third season last weekend by organizing a basketball tournament at and reaching out to the private sector for support of the initiative.

Ambassador Zumwalt and students
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

The U.S. government inaugurated a new Regional Leadership Center (RLC) that will train thousands of West African young people aged 18 to 35 in entrepreneurship, pubic management, and civic engagement over the next four years.  The center is one of four on the continent developed as part of President Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Lisa Franchett is sworn in
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:30am

On December 3, Lisa Franchett was sworn in as the new Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Senegal. The ceremony, the first ever for the Senegal mission to be held in Dakar, was presided over by U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt. The outgoing Mission Director Susan Fine, who will continue her work with USAID as a senior advisor based in Washington, DC, as well as Franchett’s family and the staff also graced the occasion. Ms. Franchett will lead both the Senegal bilateral mission and the Sahel Regional Office, which works to build resilience in Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. 

Mission Director Fine giving remarks at the signing ceremony
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:15pm

On September 15, the United States through the U.S. Agency for Development (USAID) and the Government of Senegal signed extensions of their current assistance agreements on various areas of intervention supported by USAID, estimated at $466 million (233 billion francs CFA), through the year 2020.

Mission Director Ms Fine with Khady Sarr, a food processor
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:30am

Dakar, September 10, 2015 - A public/private partnership between the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar and the Agri-Food Platform of Senegal’s Professional Organizations (POPAS) that helped train almost 60 people demonstrates the role and the centrality of research and training in the development of the private sector and economic growth, the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ms Susan Fine, said.

L-R : Kaolack region’s deputy governor Abdou Wahab Talla, Ambassador James Zumwalt and KASEC director El Hadj Ibrahima Niasse
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:15pm

“Seed quality is the backbone of agricultural productivity,” U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt said on September 2 as he joined local authorities and representatives of the agricultural sector to inaugurate a new Seed Treatment Center in Kaolack, Senegal’s breadbasket for cultivation of cereals like millet, maize and sorghum.