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Message from the Chief Representative


As a base for French-speaking West Africa, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Senegal Office oversees cooperation projects in the seven countries of Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Mauritania as well as Senegal. Being one of the most stable countries in West Africa. Senegal has established its reputation for many years as a politically peaceful country. One of the great virtues of this nation, which lies in democratic stability and security, gives promising economic growth as well.

Japan, since a long time have accompanied the development of African countries and is proud of its involvement in the efforts of the Senegalese Government to elevate this nation to the status of emerging countries. Indeed, economic cooperation between Senegal and Japan has a long history since 1960. About one thousand two hundred (1,200) billion CFA francs have been injected into Senegal by Japan since the beginning of cooperation, spread through technical cooperation projects, grant aid and concessional loans. In the framework of technical cooperation, about one thousand two hundred (1,200) volunteers and one thousand (1,000) experts were sent from Japan to contribute to the socio-economic development of Senegal and nearly four thousand five hundred (4,500) Senegalese trainees were able to participate in training courses in Japan in the fields of education, health, agriculture, fishing, economic infrastructure, water, sanitation, environment, private sector and other development sectors

To carry out cooperation JICA opened an office in Senegal in 1980. JICA Senegal takes into account the regional impact in the formulation of projects and programs to promote South-South cooperation, a pledge of harmonious and sustainable development.

JICA Senegal will continue to provide technical and financial assistance to the government of Senegal for the development of basic social services and the primary sector, the promotion of the private sector as well as the improvement of economic infrastructure in order to ensure sustainable development, which will lead to sustainable economic growth.

This website is an overview of JICA's activities in Senegal and we invite you to visit it to better understand our support for the Senegalese people.

KOMORI Masakatsu
Chief Representative
Senegal Office


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