Senegal – A Case for Self Sufficiency in Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Take the example of Senegal. Faced with this state of affairs for the last two years, Senegal is looking to completely overhaul its energy setup. This is especially strange for a country like Senegal which unlike many on the continent has been a stable democracy since 1960. In a new energy reworking, Senegal is looking at options beyond black gold. If it materializes, then it would make Senegal the second country after South Africa to become a nuclear producer.

World’s First ‘Tablet Cafe’ Circumvents Chronic Power Cuts

Green Prophet

Bordered by Mauritania and Mali in West Africa, Senegal battles with frequent power outages and sluggish internet connections that cut into any cyber cafe’s bottom line, but tablets circumvent both problems. When Google launched a competition for one business in all of Africa to receive a suite of tablets to convert a cyber cafe into a tablet cafe, Médoune Seck from Senegal applied.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

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Healthcare skyscraper wins 2020 eVolo Skyscraper Competition


Louis in Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal River. Eco Green a-family-art architecture climate change community coronavirus epidemic-babel handmade modular prefab architecture senegal vertical greeneryAfter receiving nearly 500 submissions from around the world, eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual award recognizes visionary vertical architecture ideas that push the limits of design and technology.

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Skate the streets in style on these handmade wood skateboards


Eco Green Recycle community cool design epidemic-babel green design mobile rustek senegal sustainably sourced woodWith limited traffic on the roads, cruising down abandoned streets on a slick new skateboard can be a dream come true for many skateboarders.

Marine Restoration Week: Restoring Blue Forests–Opportunities for Mangroves

Nature Conservancy - Science

That same year 30 million trees were planted in Senegal. Marine Measures Science coastal protection Ecosystem Services mangrove conservation mangrove restoration mangroves Mark Spalding Mark Spalding Nature Conservancy Senegal mangroves Mangroves grow like weeds, making them easy to restore. But conservationists still must plant carefully. Some mangroves, like this Avicennia, require a bit more care.

Solar-powered bubble shield focuses on physical distancing in public


Green bubble-shield design Eco green design health microstructure mobile renewable energy rustek senegal while-the-worldAs of May 5, more than 3.5 million people in 215 countries around the world have been infected with the novel coronavirus , according to the World Health Organization.

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The IOC creates an Olympic Forest

A Greener Life

It has announced the details of a project in which they set out to plant what they call the ‘Olympic Forest’ in Mali and Senegal which they say will be part of their climate-positive strategy. Photo credit: IOC. By Anders Lorenzen.

Sustainable homes from invasive plants

A Greener Life

Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania have all struggled to contain typha, which creates all kinds of problems. And so a project in Senegal and Mauritania has taken a different approach – what could it be used for instead? By Jeremy Williams.

Local communities play outsized and overlooked role in global fisheries


Flying along the coast in Senegal, it’s impossible not to notice thousands of dots below in the water. These are large, planked fishing canoes, the product of centuries of design and tradition, and a vital part of the local economy. View post: Local communities play outsized and overlooked role in global fisheries. Business Eco Green along-the-coast are-large cities impossible-not local notice-thousands product the-product the-water

Treating snail fever and swollen bellies with prawns

Green Prophet

Today, earning a master’s degree, he is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded organization Project Crevette to develop a natural way to stop schistosomiasis in Senegal — using cultured prawns based on research from Ben-Gurion University. He is concentrating his efforts on the local watering hole in the Lampsar Village in Senegal. This watering hole in Senegal is a breeding ground for snail fever.

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NOMA Collectives Joshua Tree Edit highlights global artisans


The collection also includes several baskets, like the Abaco Hamper, which is hand weaved using reduced strips of recycled plastic in the West African nation of Senegal.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Similar situation is reported in northern Senegal. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

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When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The Senegal River Basin Organization is probably the most far reaching arrangement today. The Organization manages the water assets in Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea as a “regional common”, transcending national interests. Inspired by the Senegal River Basin Organisation, the basin organisations in Congo and Gambia rivers are expected to intensify their cooperation this year.

The Dala Collection Makes Its Mark on Eco-Friendly Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

Dedon’s 20 years of experience in outdoor furniture is a beacon of social responsibility, so it is no surprise that the origins of Dala—in name, form, and function—grew organically from Burks’ time spent studying traditional handmade craft techniques in Senegal.

Wall of Trees Hopes to Stand Ready Against the Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The planned wall of trees would extend from Senegal to Djibouti. The eco-system could in turn serve as a revenue channel if some trees like the native acacia senegal tree are used or commercial cultivation of gum Arabic. A green barrier could be the only defense against the marching sand dunes of the Sahara. It is a fact that trees are the best cure for soil erosion, soil shifting and water retention.

The River School places classrooms around a central courtyard


The River School won second place in the international Archstorming competition , which called for designs for a school in Senegal. The bricks are stacked in a pattern that resembles traditional baskets, paying tribute to the way Senegal’s women balance baskets on their heads. Great design means different things to different people, but the best architectural design incorporates history, culture and functionality.

Swarms!!! Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco on High Alert for Desert Locusts

Green Prophet

While not sound and “green” advice the FAO has brokered agreements with countries that have available appropriate pesticide stocks – Algeria, Morocco and Senegal – to donate them to Mali, Niger and Chad. Even a small swarm of locusts can eat the food of 35,000 people! .

Sustainable 'Youth Centre' brightens the future of Niaforang village


Pratima Kalra: The background of the Niaforang project is set in a small village in Senegal by the name, Niaforang. It is inhabited by around 300 people, who are mostly unemployed as the economy of the village is too poor to even support this trivial population. The aim of the project was to build a Youth Center to help the underprivileged citizens of the village.

African Leaders Push For Project To Stop Encroaching Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The Great Green Wall would stretch from Senegal on the west coast of Africa to Ethiopia on the east coast of Africa. Desertification is becoming more prevalent across the globe for varying reasons. One of the largest contributing factors to desertification is global warming. Additional factors include deforestation and livestock grazing. One area suffering from encroaching desert is Africa as the Sahara Desert continues to grow yearly.

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Organic Cotton on the Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

and Turkey lead the world with organic cotton crops with India, Peru, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Senegal, Israel, Greece, Benin and Brazil in distant positions. In recent years, it’s become easier to find clothing made from organic cotton. As I looked for holiday gifts, I was surprised to find how many t-shirt companies gave organic cotton as an option, and one that I was quick to choose.

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Marc Thorpe designs live/work buildings built from earth bricks


Designed with compressed earth bricks, a common building material in western Senegal, the multipurpose units take inspiration from the local architectural vernacular. New York-based architecture studio Marc Thorpe Design has unveiled renderings for the Dakar Houses, a series of live/work spaces for the artisans of furniture brand Moroso, located on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital of Dakar.

Saudi Takes a Chunk of Nile Water to Feed its Cows

Green Prophet

According to National Geographic, the King Abdullah Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad has catalyzed projects as far afield as Senegal River in West Africa and Indonesian New Guinea. Land grabs are old news, but National Geographic has taken a closer look at Saudi’s African interests in particular and the resulting story is startling.

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Giraffes Rebounding In Some Areas Of Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

Their population inhabited from the Atlantic coast in Senegal to mid-continent in Chad. Giraffes are the world’s tallest creatures and are well known around the world. A decade ago, there were 140,000 giraffes in Africa, today there are less than 100,000. The reasons are varied but essentially boil down to human interference. Poaching, increasing human populations, numerous wars and even increasing desert areas are pinpointed as devastating to the giraffes.

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The Tech Museum Environmental Awards 2007

Eco Friendly Daily

Marc-André Ledoux discovered that a harmful algae in Senegal— an introduced species that has reduced biodiversity, blocked irrigation channels, provided habitat for mosquitoes, and contaminated drinking water— can be harvested to provide fuel for cooking. The Tech Museum Awards is an international award and gala ceremony honouring people’s efforts in “technology benefiting humanity.”

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The Natural Choice for Our Water Resources

Cool Green Science

It was constructed in the Senegal Delta in 1985 to stop the dry season influx of saline water into the lower delta and to store water for irrigation. There’s often this sense that we have a choice to make—a choice about whether to protect the environment or to focus on growing more food or getting clean water to more people. With more strategic thinking about how we manage water, though, we can truly see improvements in all of these areas. And that helps me sleep at night.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?


Around 12 million trees were planted in Senegal alone and positive effects on soils are already visible in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Niger and Burkina Faso [8]. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities. Throughout the history, sand dunes have always been retreating or slowly expanding into adjacent areas when given the chance. But processes that happen during desertification are different. They do not follow natural patterns.

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Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Nature Conservancy - Science

Critically endangered Rüppell’s, white-backed, and hooded vultures in Senegal. The world’s vultures are in crisis. Of 22 species worldwide, 75% are in decline. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ’s red list, nine species are critically endangered, three are endangered, four are near threatened, and only six are of least concern. Vultures fill a unique ecological niche.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Agroforestry Systems and Practices


In Ethiopia and Sudan, farmers obtain around 20 percent of their yearly income from gum yielding trees like Acacia senegal and Boswellia serrata [23]. Trees have always been important part of the countryside. When traveling through rural areas anywhere in the world you will see trees incorporated into the landscape. You will see orchards, scattered fruit trees in gardens, hedgerows separating fields, woodlands, or perhaps majestic oaks forming natural boundaries of meadows.

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The Green Changemakers

The second part of the book presents two case studies: one from Vietnam and the other from Senegal. Multidimensional poverty in Senegal: a non-monetary basic needs approach Jean Bosco Ki, Salimata Faye, and Bocar Faye 2009 7. ANALYSIS OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY Theory and Case Studies Louis-Marie Asselin Springer/ IDRC 2009 ISBN 978-1-4419-0905-3 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-460-4 228 pp. This book presents a new method for measuring multidimensional poverty.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

While MASHAV has similar programs in Benin, Kenya, Ethiopia and Niger, TIPA is devoted primarily to farmers in Senegal, where 75 percent of the population is involved with farming. “We Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

New Chief Operating Officer Lois Quam Chats with Mark Tercek

Cool Green Science

Quam: I remember a trip I took to Senegal, where I met with local leaders to talk about ways to save the lives of mothers by making labor and delivery safer and how to save the lives of kids through vaccinations. Lois Quam, The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer. Photo © Devan King. I’m delighted to welcome Lois Quam to The Nature Conservancy as Chief Operating Officer. Lois joined the Conservancy in early April. She is the former Special Advisor to U.S.

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Foreskin Removal for Zulus Prevents AIDS

Green Prophet

In Africa, JAIP is active in Swaziland, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. Does circumcision offer health benefits? A medical historian I spoke with says yes, it does. She’s now working in Africa with Zulus. It was a tradition long ago practiced. Now Zulu tribes in Africa are returning to the Jewish custom of male circumcision to reduce the spread of AIDS.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Cooperating Non-members: Belize, Indonesia, Senegal, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador and Vietnam. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting.

Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

The Green Changemakers

Los Angeles Ecovillage , for instance, is an island of frugality in the heart of Southern California’s consumer culture, whereas Colufifa , a Senegal-based village network, is primarily concerned with hunger prevention. Los Angeles Ecovillage , for instance, is an island of frugality in the heart of consumer culture, whereas Colufifa , a Senegal-based village network, works to prevent hunger. Litfin attends a meeting of village leaders in Colufifa, in Senegal and the Gambia.

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Furnishing your home just got fairer

Green (Living) Review

Fairtrade offers a positive alternative to thousands of cotton farmers in India and in countries as widespread as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Mali in West Africa, Peru and Egypt. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) B&Q, Britain's largest home improvement retailer, has announced on 28 July 2010 that it will be selling its first Fairtrade products in store this year. From August 2010, B&Q will sell a range of Fairtrade cotton bedding in 100 stores.

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Radio Groovalizacion Communicates Middle East Migration Through Music

Green Prophet

He has been involved in various activities in relation with music, immigration, identities and integration collaborating with several NGOs and associations in Argentina, Spain, Senegal, Morocco, Turkey, Portugal and Mali. Toni Polo, founder of Radio Groovalizacion explains how music and migration are shaping contemporary culture in the Middle East and North Arfica.

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Using Participatory Education and Action Research for Health Risk Reduction Amongst Farmers in Dakar, Senegal Nita Chaudhuri 1 2008 11. AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security Edited by Mark Redwood Earthscan/ IDRC 2008 ISBN 978-1-84407-668-0 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-427-7 272 pp. This volume, by researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape.

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What’s It Like to Have Your Period in Nigeria?

Eco Chic

Then the medical student in Senegal messaged me again. . A reusable menstrual kit including cloth pad and a cup. Photo by Vanessa Ramirez on Pexels. Two years ago, I received an Instagram message from a medical student in Nigeria. . “I’m I’m a medical student in my final year and I am the CEO of Youths Enlightenment Senitel, an NGO for girls in Nigeria,” the note started out. . “I

Introduction to the Gift Economy

The Green Changemakers

[link] This web site is offered to you in an attempt to give a new perspective, to shift the paradigm according to which we now interpret the world towards a paradigm which will make social change easier. If you are willing to shift your perspective, read on! Women and the Gift Economy Contents Acknowledgements v Introduction: A Radically Different Worldview is Possible Genevieve Vaughan 1 I.

FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS Community-Based Monitoring Systems

The Green Changemakers

Asia: Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, other initiatives Africa: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Benin, East Africa Conclusions FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS : Part 4. in_focus: FIGHTING POVERTY WITH FACTS Community-Based Monitoring Systems Celia Reyes and Evan Due IDRC 2009 ISBN 978-1-55250-432-1 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-435-2 124 pp.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon.