The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) launched a national project to see to the development of Strategies for Promoting Cleaner and Efficient Vehicles on 3rd November 2017 at the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique in Dakar. The project was launched by Professor Papa Alioune Sarr Ndiaye, the Director of Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique. The Project Manager, Mr. Modou Kane Diao of the Directorate of Road Transport, underscored that the overriding objective of project in Senegal is to support the development of national policies to see to a transition to efficient and clean vehicles and therefore markedly reduce climate and air pollutant emissions from transport in Senegal. Towards this end, experts from transport working with stakeholders and regulators in Senegal will provide support to the project team to conduct a basic inventory of the vehicle fleet to establish the state of energy efficiency and trends in Senegal so as to inform policy interventions requirements.
The following six talks were presented at meeting covering a range of topics including the quality of fuels consumed in Senegal, pollutant emissions from transport / air quality in Senegal, vehicle importation regulation in Senegal, international trend for pollution reduction from vehicles as well as an introduction of the GFEI:
The launch was attended by 27 participants representing the Directorate of Road Transport; Technical Control Center of Automotive Vehicles; Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Displacement; National Agency of Statistics and Demography; Center for Research and Study of Mobility; Institute of Environmental Sciences; The City of Dakar; Center for Studies and Research on Renewable Energy; New Road Safety and Prevention Agency of Senegal; Ministry of Commerce, the Informal Sector, Consumption, the Promotion of Local Products and SME's; Business Creation Support Office; Hydrocarbons Department; Bureau Véritas Sénégal, Senegal Customs Administration; the Senegal Air Quality Management Center of the of Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development; Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique; University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar; Senegalese News Agency as well as UN Environment