Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convergences has changed its initial Forum proposal. In order to capture the valuable exchanges and issues identified by the members of the different workshops, a publication entitled “Together for a 3Zero Senegal” has been developed to catalyze proposals to create a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty Senegal.
In the continuity of its support to initiatives bringing together innovative project leaders highlighting multi-stakeholder collaboration, the Convergences Sénégal 2021 Awards aim to reward the actors of change in Senegal instilling a dynamic methodology of co-construction of sustainable solutions by pooling the perspectives of actors from the private, public, academic or civil society sectors.
THE “TOGETHER FOR A 3ZERO SENEGAL” PUBLICATION
Convinced that it is through the decompartmentalization of sectors that actions in favor of sustainable and inclusive development can fully exploit their potential and truly become a springboard for a Senegal with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty, Convergences wishes to highlight the initiatives made possible by the multi-actor collaboration of tomorrow’s change makers in Senegal. The publication “Together for a 3Zero Senegal” aims to be an inspiring space for all those wishing to conduct projects with both positive social and environmental impacts in the country!
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
Convergences warmly thanks all of the workshop’s participants who helped identify the issues to be prioritized for the Publication “Together for a 3Zero Senegal”!
ACF Spain, ANSD/MEPC, Ambassade de France au Sénégal, Dalberg, Enactus, ENDA Tier Monde, Fondation Sen’Finances, Futur au Présent, IRD, LuxDev, ONGIS, IT4LIFE, Makesense Afrique, Réseau Muud, Simplon, Social Change Factory
THE 2021 CONVERGENCES SENEGAL AWARDS – 3ZERO WORLD FORUM PARIS 2021
Co-organized with Colab, an innovation laboratory in West Africa, supported by the IRD, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bond’Innov et make sense, the Convergences Senegal 2021 Awards, were intended to promote multi-actor projects led by young Senegalese entrepreneurs by offering technical and financial support to the winners. The Award Ceremony succesfully took place at the 3Zero World Forum in Paris. The winners, Aminata Sow Ndiaye, with the project “Culinary products for easy cooking” (PCCF), and Dr Tatiana Krasova Wade, with the project “Experimentation at the service of Fil’noc”, were both present, physically and virtually, to share their ideas with the attentive crowd, and to receive their certificates.
Aminata, on behalf of the PCCF, in addition of the stand at the Forum, intervened in a conference on the topic of, “What kind of Nutrition for the Future? Designing Food Citizenship”, adding an international perspective to the topic, and give further information regarding their project.
Dr. Wade spoke at the conference “Innovations and partnerships for sustainable development: what are the new models?” Through these invitations, they were able to sensitize the public to the current difficulties, and the proposed solutions for the creation of a Senegal with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon and Zero Poverty.
MEET THE WINNER PROJECTS OF THE FIRST CONVERGENCES SENEGAL 2021 AWARDS
- The project “Culinary products for easy cooking” (PCCF)
The aim of this initiative is to enhance the value of foodstuffs, and more specifically the onion, by producing and marketing it in all its forms: powder, frozen, puree, using solar energy in its transformation process. The project is supported by a multi-actor partnership, composed of the Cheikh Anta Diop and Gaston Berger Universities, and the Polytechnic School of Thiès, which has enabled the development of technical skills such as the production of a business plan, the establishment of new partnerships, and the production of a marketing strategy to carry out the PCCF project.
- The project “Experimentation at the service of Fil’noc” with DIADEEM
This project aims to co-construct a network of actors for the development of the “Fil’Inoc” sector whose objective is to feed oneself healthily by producing sustainably while respecting the environment, through the dissemination of the inoculation process. The main objectives of the project are the development of a collaborative work methodology and its export within different territories. The DIAADEM puts forward in its multi-actor partnership with lRD, Eclosio and the University Iba Der THIAM of Thiès, a university expertise through internships for students-engineers of ENSA within a multi-actor sector thus promoting the sharing of knowledge, the reinforcement of the capacities of the producers and a better quality follow-up of the used products.
PARTNERS OF THE 2021 CONVERGENCES SENEGAL AWARDS
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