Strategic Partners

Senegal's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation is responsible for implementing the Plan for the Development of Higher Education and Research (2013-2022) drawn up following the National Consultation on the Future of Education, (CNAES) and based on the eleven decisions of the Presidential Council of 14 August 2013. The main objective of PDHER is to set up a system of higher education and effective research in line with development needs.

Senegal's Ministry of National Education

The Government of Senegal has formulated a new Policy Letter for the Education and Training Sector, covering the period 2012-2025. The aim, through this policy, is not only to deepen and consolidate the achievements of the previous decade, but also to readjust educational options by articulating this program with the dynamics observed nationally and internationally.


CODESRIA is an independent, pan-African non-governmental not-for-profit organisation established in 1973 with a mandate to promote and facilitate knowledge production in Africa that can both enhance the understanding of the social dynamics and structural transformations in the continent.


The International Organization of La Francophonie is an institution founded on the sharing of the French language and a common requirement for dialogue between the cultures that compose it. Whether it is the relation of Man to the City (democracy, cultural diversity, education), the creation of wealth (sustainable development, digital), or the promotion of values (law, world peace, equality between men and women), the Francophone movement is a forum for dialogue and a force of irreplaceable proposals, thanks to the power of its networks. Its ambition is to work for the common good, on the one hand, by bringing to bear the very idea of ​​diversity in a globalised world that seeks to standardise, and on the other hand, by helping its member states to integrate globalisation into the flows of exchange to improve the living conditions of their populations, especially young people and women.


SIL works alongside language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development by means of research, translation, training and materials development, thus enabling them to address more effectively the social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual challenges they face.


SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


The UNESCO Regional Multi-Sectoral Office for West Africa (Sahel) in Dakar covers all program areas: education, natural sciences, human and social sciences, culture and communication and information. The office covers seven countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger and Senegal.