Senegal - Digital Technology Park Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Oct 2015
Signature Date 29 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22010
Commitment U.A 48,690,095.85
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to the Digital Technology Park Project. It involves the development of 25 hectares. A further 75 hectares is also available for further expansion of the Park by the private sector. By creating now a sound IT foundation, the Government will attract multinationals and companies to relocate their activities to the new urban center developing around Diamniadio, Diass, Sebikotane and Lake Rose. The project should host an incubation center that will help start-ups to develop their business skills and management efficiencies and attract multinational companies to invest in promoting ideas. The indirect economic benefits of the technology park will include improved status of Senegal as an ICT investment destination, increased growth of the ICT sector that will have spillover effect in the design of applications and services for government and the citizens at large. The project has four main components, namely: (i) construction and equipment of ICT Services facilities; (ii) construction and equipment of Administrative building and facilities; (iii) institutional support and capacity building; and (iv) project management.

Project Objectives

The development objective of the project is to contribute to economic diversification, modernization, private sector development and inclusive growth in Senegal through development of the ICT sector. The specific objective of the project is to: (i) establish a world class infrastructure Digital Technology Park that will make Senegal as hub for ICT sector investment and Business Process Outsourcing (ii) facilitate the creation of information economy jobs (iii) advance ICT innovation and applications that contribute to social and economic development in Senegal and West Africa.

Beneficiaries

The immediate target populations are (i) communication operators, (ii) Internet services providers; (iii) multinationals, and (iv) the 30,000 men and women currently involved in the various areas of ICT including sales, networking, systems design and software and content development. Other expected beneficiaries are youth, women and entrepreneurs in search of employment and better skills; and government agencies that will benefit from innovative solutions for improved public service delivery.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Extending
Government Of Senegal
Implementing
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Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-G00-001
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name JACK Salieu
Email s.jack@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
14.74339 -17.1984 Rufisque Department