The journalist Moussa Thiam from Radio SudFM spoke with partners and stakeholders in Bene Baraque about the approach and significance of the project, including Mandu dos Santos Pinto and André Honore Mbengue.
Following the Zero Waste action days, project partner Groupe Senghor selected two groups of 22 active young women from Bene Baraque to receive training in cleaning up public spaces and shoreline rehabilitation around the lake.
The project pilot’s first “Action Day: Zero Waste” brought together over 100 young people and around 70 children from Bene Baraque over the last weekend in June, 2014 to collect waste around two local lakes.
BBC World News’ Bruno Sanogo spoke with Mandu dos Santos Pinto, project coordinator, about the project’s innovative, integrated approach to building resilience in flood-afflicted areas in urban Senegal.
In April, community members met with project partners in participatory workshops to identify and prioritise the crucial issues and feasible solutions for building resilience to urban flooding in Bene Baraque.
Following several initial meetings and talks the project met with community members from Bene Baraque to view the flood-afflicted areas and hold a workshop about the flooding situation.
A CNN documentary depicts the work of project partner Groupe Senghor, a sustainable development company in the community Petit Mbao. His approach will form an integral part of the project's waste management component.
Gora Mbaye aka Goormak is a musician from Thiaroye, close to Dakar. Goormak's cultural work aims at improving the conditions in his neighborhood and at raising public awareness of the problem of flooding.