Priority Programs (1)
This program is aimed at achieving food and nutrition security through regular access to urban consumers, suburban and rural to first commodities sustainably.
It consists of several projects:
- Market regulation for the availability of essential commodities in quantity and quality, the effectiveness of competition for fair prices and transparent distribution.
- Security of tenure for access of producers (65% of the workforce) in the first factor of production is the earth. CICODEV studies show that in the space of 10 years (2000-2010), at least 657.753 hectares of land were awarded to 17 companies in Senegal. This represents 16.45% of the arable land in the country. These transactions are often made in less than transparent conditions to the detriment of small rural producers.
- Promoting local consumption. Senegal imports annually more than 425 billion CFA francs consumption of food made of wheat, rice, flour, milk and pasta (Minister of Commerce, Senegal. 2012).
This project aims to reverse the extroverted choices and consumption patterns by removing barriers to the processing and distribution of local products.
- Agroecology: This project aims to promote and disseminate good agroecological practices for sustainable agriculture and sustainable management of natural resources (land, water, seeds).
- Improving the nutritional quality of the diet of poor households by promoting urban agriculture on tables for women and disadvantaged urban and peri-urban households.
Non oil producing countries, Senegal depends more than 95% of the external supply of fuel to meet its energy consumption (PROGEDE).
Reducing energy dependence will be through demand management and energy efficiency; but especially by the promotion, development and adoption of renewable energy. This is the alternative that promotes CICODEV Africa, through its program to ensure sustainable and equitable access of disadvantaged consumers to energy.
Eventually, through advocacy strategies, training and awareness sessions in urban, peri urban and rural, CICODEV Africa's actions aim to influence the energy policy of Senegal and encourage behavior change consumers for low fuel consumption, responsible and sustainable energy.
80% of Senegal's population are not covered against the disease risk should they fall ill. The overall objective of this program is the access of disadvantaged consumers to health care as a human right.
The new government formed after the March 2012 elections promised the establishment of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). CICODEV, while welcoming the initiative, said it was a citizen watch for that campaign promise for it to become effective.
With the support of its partners UN Women, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and OSIWA CICODEV Africa has launched an advocacy campaign for the effectiveness and sustainability of the UHC focused on four specific objectives:
- Extension of the UHC to its ownership by citizens;
- The adoption of a legal framework to secure the UHC and specifying the basket of goods and services, the care pathway, accountability modalities;
- The gradual increase in the budget for the UHC;
- The allocation of a large portion of its resources on diseases that primarily affect women.
Observatories have been set up in nine localities in Senegal to ensure the effectiveness of the implementation of the UHC.
This program receives technical support from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Senegal through the Support Unit for Universal Health Coverage.
If progress in access to water in urban areas in Senegal are African and world reference with rates of 98.7% -which omen of the possibility of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 for hydraulic urban-rural areas access rates are of concern with a rate of 64%.
Even more worrying is the rate of access to rural sanitation with 35.6% and an overall rate (urban / rural) 47.4% (Potable Water Program and sanitation of the Millennium in 2012).
Other items of concern are the quality and especially the sustainability of water resources.
The CICODEV Africa program seeks to place the access to water and sanitation at the heart of the agenda post 2015 with more ambitious access rates for rural and disadvantaged consumers and influence the governance of the sector and behaviors to access and equitable and sustainable consumption; taking into account the risks from climate change.n the programme "Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" of Cicodev Africa
Telecommunications play an important role in the socio-economic development of a country and have an impact on trade, job creation, national integration, the country linkages and cultural exchanges.
Telecommunications services are growing strongly around the world, and particularly in Senegal. In 2013, the mobile penetration rate is estimated at 93.6% (ARTP 2013).
But the sector is dominated by a few operators and anticompetitive practices are frequent, to the detriment of the economy and consumers.
CICODEV Africa works to inject more competition in the sector leading advocate for the introduction of portability in Senegal.
Portability is a process that allows users to switch operators while retaining their mobile number; forcing operators to improve the quality of their services, to lower prices and to use technological innovation to customer loyalty and expand their market share.