Call for Franco-Senegalese Projects 2023

Deadline: 28-Feb-23

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Senegalese Ministry of Local Authorities, Planning and Regional Development (MCTADT), open the call for projects to support decentralized cooperation between local authorities French and Senegalese territories for the year 2023.

This call for projects is part of the Joint support mechanism for Franco-Senegalese decentralized cooperation created in September 2013, framed by an administrative arrangement between the two States. This system is piloted jointly, for the French part, by the Delegation for the External Action of Territorial Communities (DAECT) and the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department (SCAC) of the French Embassy in Senegal, and, for the Senegalese part, by the Ministry of Territorial Communities, Planning and Territorial Development (MCTADT).

This Joint Mechanism aims to energize and consolidate decentralized cooperation partnerships between France and Senegal. It demonstrates the desire to provide technical support to the local authorities of these two countries, for the benefit of the territories and their populations.

Projects integrating one or more of the following themes will be given priority consideration:

Local economic development, including heritage, tourism and culture;

Institutional support and capacity building for local authorities, in particular through the training of elected officials and local authority officials;

Ecological transition, food security and agro-ecology;

Training and socio-professional integration.

Funding Information
The duration of the project execution falls within a period of 12 to 36 months from the notification.

French local authorities will participate up to a minimum of 20% and Senegalese local authorities up to a minimum of 10% of the total amount of the project. The contribution of Senegalese local authorities may include up to 50% of recovery (salaries of local agents, provision of premises).

A maximum of 10% of the total amount of the project may be dedicated to the costs of monitoring and evaluation of actions and 5% to contingencies.

Beneficiary Territories
Particular attention will be paid to projects proposed by territories that have never benefited from the Joint Mechanism (regions of Louga, Kaolack, Kaffrine, Kolda, SĂ©dhiou), as well as to territories where there are fewer partnerships (regions of Tambacounda and Kedougou).

Eligibility Criteria
The Joint Scheme concerns all of the territories of the two countries.
All projects are presented jointly by at least one French local authority and at least one Senegalese local authority.
A project led by public, private or association bodies is not eligible, even if its purpose is to carry out local development actions. At the request of the local authorities carrying the project and within a clearly defined framework, these entities can be designated as operators or prime contractors for all or part of the project.


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