Report launch — Dakar, Senegal

IEA Energy Policy Review of Senegal 2023

Background information

The International Energy Agency is pleased to launch its first ever Energy Policy Review of Senegal 2023, in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal. The report will be launched at a dedicated event in Dakar, Senegal by the Deputy Executive Director Mary Warlick and the Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal, HE Antoine Félix Abdoulaye Diome.

The event will include a presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the report by the IEA Africa Programme Officer Rita Madeira and will be attended by government representatives and key energy stakeholders from the private sector, international organisations and civil society.

About the Energy Policy Review of Senegal 2023

The development of Senegal’s energy sector is at the heart of the country’s strategy for sustainable and economic development and aspiration to become an emerging economy by 2035 under the Emerging Senegal Plan - Plan Sénégal Émergent (PSE). With strong institutions and a clearly articulated vision to pursue sustainable development goals, Senegal is well positioned to fulfil these ambitions and continue its pathway towards economic growth and development.

The IEA’s energy policy review, carried out in close collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, comes at a time when Senegal is taking stock of progress made within the framework of its energy strategy for 2019-2023 and laying out the strategy for the next five-year period going up to 2028. Through a wide consultation process with key stakeholders from across the energy spectrum and analysis of the latest available energy data, this report charts Senegal’s progress in areas where it has clearly been a champion, such as in expanding access to electricity from 58% to 75% of its population over the last decade, and provides recommendations to support the government in realising its vision of sustainable development with the energy sector at its core.