SDSN Sahel is uniquely positioned to support SDG implementation in the region and works to push forward SDG prioritization and localization efforts in its seven member countries Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinee, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Hosted by: Université Cheikh Anta Diop and Millennium Promise

Team

  • Pr Birahim Bouna Niang

    Cheikh Anta Diop University

The lessons learned from the MDGs demonstrated that the establishment of a partnership for development is instrumental. SDG 17 should mobilize the partnerships necessary to help our different countries.

Amedi Camara, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mauritania

SDSN Sahel is uniquely positioned to support SDG implementation in the region and works to push forward SDG prioritization and localization efforts in its seven member countries.

Based in Senegal, the network has developed strong ties with the Government and actively participates in the bodies that determine national SDG policy. The network leads a working group on the SDGs under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and has been central in advising the government on the annual National Conference on Sustainable Development. With the Ministry, the network has contributed to domestic regional consultations and devised a methodology for the prioritization of SDGs. Thanks to this expertise, the governments of Mali and Burkina Faso also requested advice on their national SDG strategies. The network has further supported discussions across the region through in-country planning workshops and a regional conference held in Bamako, which provided participants with an opportunity for knowledge-sharing around sustainable development methods, policies, and technologies, as well as how to increase communication, cooperation, and mutual learning across the region. This approach means that this network not only drives SDG prioritization and localization, but also promotes regional cooperation around the SDGs.