Senegal - Improvement of Faecal Sludge Management and Recovery in Ziguinchor City (PAGEBZ)

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Apr 2013
Signature Date 30 Sep 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14022
Commitment U.A 1,049,623.88
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Management Improvement and Valorisation of Faecal Sludge Project in Ziguinchor is the first investment made by the Government of Senegal as part of the implementation of the Master Plan for Ziguinchor Improved Sanitation (PDAZ). It was initiated following the impacts of climate change endured by the city, including temporal variability and decrease in precipitations, surface water and groundwater drying up, timber capital degradation, the resurgence of road gully erosion, floods, pollution and an increase of air temperature as well as the silting up of rice fields, contributing to the population's poverty. The project aims to contribute to the revitalisation of this important secondary city (Ziguinchor) known for its tourism potential, and regarded as the country’s green heart and ‘grain basket’, but located in a region weakened by a 30-year long political conflict, deforestation resulting from extensive agriculture and climate change. The project consists of five (05) components, namely: (a) access to toilets; professionalising sludge collection and transport services; (c) Community sludge treatment and recycling; (d) capitalisation, sharing and project preparation; and (e) project management. The project is planned for 36 months for a total estimated cost of 1 632 070 euros.

Project Objectives

The project's overall objective is to improve the management and enhancement of faecal sludge in Ziguinchor. The main long-term outcome is to improve the populations' livelihoods in Ziguinchor thanks to the reduction of water-borne diseases related to unsanitary environmental conditions.


The project’s main beneficiaries are as follows: (i) 35,000 inhabitants (3,495 households) living in the poorest neighborhoods that are targeted by the project to be equipped with toilets, through a rotating financing system that they will self-manage; ii) 135,000 inhabitants who currently have toilets, and who will benefit from an affordable, hygienic and better organized emptying services; iii) 5 private emptying service providers currently operating who will be trained and certified by Ziguinchor City Council; iv) 5 local associative structures (including 15 women from the targeted districts) to be organized and trained in community micro-enterprises to promote sanitation; v) 10 artisans who will be trained in the construction of appropriate toilets for targeted poor households; (vi) the Community company or private enterprises (emptying services, private providers) to be approved for operating a faecal sludge treatment and recycling plant; vii) the Ziguinchor City Council, whose technical services will be strengthened to better manage the City’s sludge management system; viii) farmers and market gardeners who will be able to dispose of nearly 300 tonnes of compost per year, treated and hygienized; ix) the University of Ziguinchor and the National Training Center for Agricultural and rural Engineering Technicians who will be involved in the capitalisation of information; x) decentralized administrative services which, through their participation in the Project Steering Committee’s activities, will gain experience in the management of faecal Sludge; and (xi) 4 urban centers (Kolda, Sédhiou, Bignona and Vélingara) in the Casamance Natural Region that will have project documentation enabling them to mobilise funds to better manage their faecal sludge.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Mairie de Ziguinchor


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-EBZ-001
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Name GUENE Ousseynou

Geographic Location

Country Senegal