Senegal - Project to restore the ecological and economic functions of lake Guiers (PREFELAG)

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Sep 2013
Signature Date 28 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 25 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 25 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 14,866,323.61
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project concerns the rehabilitation of wet ecosystems adjacent to the lake, while making possible the other socio-economic functions of the lake. It provides, as a priority, to establish infrastructures facilitating the storage of more water in the lake to meet the various needs including the revitalization of wet ecosystems, irrigation, the supply of drinking water to the benefit populations of several cities of the country including Dakar, the development of the fishing, the piscicultural, breeding activities etc. The availability of water in the lake and associated waterways will revive wetland ecosystems and spur sustainable economic initiatives that create jobs and eradicate poverty. The presence of water close to land suitable for agriculture is already attracting the interest of private investors who, alongside small-scale producers, are considering making the area another pole of development of export crops and using techniques that respect the environment.

Project Objectives

The project aims to restore the ecosystems of Lake Guiers in order to guarantee in a sustainable way the performance of production systems and their resilience vis-à-vis climate change. The specific objectives of the project are: i) improvement of storage conditions and water quality in the lake in order to satisfy all uses (drinking water, agriculture, fishing, fish farming, watering animals, etc.); ii) the re-flooding of the Ndiael Special Wildlife Sanctuary (RSAN) to revive a Ramsar wetland World Heritage site now listed on the Montreux Record as endangered sites.


Project beneficiaries are estimated at over 200,000 persons in the project area and 3 million inhabitants of Dakar and other inland towns and villages who rely on the water supply network connected to the lake.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-A00-004
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name KITANE Souleye

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
16.3333 -15 Saint-Louis
15.4475 -15.4719 Louga