Senegal’s natural resources include phosphate, iron ore, gold, titanium, oil and gas. Senegal is one of the world’s lead producers of phosphate rock and gold mining is in the early stages with the first mine opening in 2009 in Sabodala. Interest in Senegal’s mining potential has been significant as private investments in the sector from 2000 – 2013 were valued at US $ 5 billion.
La Lumière, USGS, US State Department
12-15 June 2012 – PWYP members in Senegal hosted the Francophone Africa Regional Workshop in Dakar. As well as attending information and training sessions, coalition members fed into the PWYP coalition’s strategy development process. Read the Dakar declaration issued at the close of the workshop.