Sector Report Circular Economy Senegal

How can Senegal successfully transition to a circular economy?

Senegal has decided to adopt a new development model to speed up development designed to sustainably raise growth potential, as well as drive creativity and private initiative. The biggest challenges of Senegal are currently focused on waste management and plastics. Solutions regarding waste management and plastics are vital to transform the Senegalese economy towards a more circular system of production and consumption.

The Annual Plan of the Netherlands for Senegal for the year 2021 focuses on building a partnership between Senegal and the Netherlands around the transition to a green economy and a sustainable society.

This study will identify how the Dutch government and the Dutch private sector can best contribute to Senegal’s transition to a circular economy. It will look in more detail into the areas where Dutch expertise and financial support will fit in with ongoing and planned circular policies and initiatives in Senegal.

The Circular Economy sector report will also enable the Netherlands to employ private sector development (PSD) tools and business development (BD) tools in a complementary manner, with the guiding principle for interventions being local impact.


The project will include:

  • a status quo analysis of the circular economy in Senegal in the sectors of waste management and plastics;
  • an overview and analysis of the opportunities of planned and / or ongoing circular activities in Senegal in waste management and plastics;
  • a suggestion of niches and business opportunities where the Dutch government and the Dutch private sector can intervene to support the development of circular economy in Senegal;
  • a presentation of the sector report in French and in English for Dutch and Senegalese stakeholders.

The project will be led by Trinomics in collaboration with ACEN Foundation and GIGA Initiatives and is funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).