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Senegal River Basin Climate Change Resilience Development Project

Regional (Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal)

Pays : Regional (Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal)

GEF Project ID :5133

Approuvé le : 2013-04-12

Organisme d’exécution : L’Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Senegal (OMVS)


The basin is inhabited by approximately twelve million people, 85% of which live near the river. Population growth rate is high (some 3% per year), partly due to in-migration. The upper basin has remained largely an area of subsistence agriculture based on shifting cultivation. In the valley and the delta, traditional production systems (flood-recession cropping, livestock raising, fishing


To strengthen transboundary water resources management in the Senegal River Basin including climate change adaptation and implementation of priority actions of the Strategic Action Plan.

This proposed project fits within the World Bank’s strategy of providing support for regional integration efforts that : (i) have economic and social benefits that spill over country boundaries ; (ii) have clear evidence of both country and regional ownership ; and (iii) provide a platform for a high level of policy harmonization among countries. The project will continue to support the consolidation of thirty years of cooperation and joint development in various economic sectors within the SRB. The riparian countries have shown strong ownership of a regional approach, and OMVS is ready to move the infrastructure development agenda forward as prioritized in the Senegal Basin development program. The project will help the OMVS and riparian countries to advance the cooperative development agenda in the Basin within a sound and integrated approach to water resources management. Significant benefits are expected to accrue to women and other vulnerable groups. This multi-purpose approach will broaden the range and scope of potential investments and generate and capture a wider range of direct and indirect benefits.

Informations financières

GEF Grant : 16,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total : 68,600,000 USD
Project Cost : 84,600,000 USD

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