The EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO) aims to improve the use of satellite navigation in Africa, particularly with regards to air transportation (Image: NASA)

The SAFIR (Satellite navigation services for African Region) project has opened the EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO). EGNOS is the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.

The EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO) is created as a Pan-African “implementing instrument” to coordinate GNSS/EGNOS introduction in Sub-Saharan Africa for all types of applications with a particular attention given to aviation as main driver. JPO has been created within the EU-Africa Common Strategy through ACP/EC framework Programme ‘’Support to the Air Transport and Satellite services applications in Africa’’ as an outcome of the SAFIR Project.

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Publishing Date: 20/03/2015
Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding

Due to flooding in Dakar caused by heavy rains, on 25 August 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support Senegal with its flood response efforts. After a long period of drought ended in 2005, Senegal has been suffering from annual floods between the months of July and September, with the peak taking place in August.

Nevertheless, Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding, which has taken a toll on urban residence's affecting most notably Grand Yoff, Dakar, where many roads have become impassable causing several accidents, traffic jams and disruptions. As a result, a number of deaths and many injuries have been reported since the flooding... read more

Publishing Date: 30/08/2013

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria. West African nations experience torrential rains during their annual rain season, but this season has been reported as the worst in 50 years.

In Niger, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC) activated the Charter on 28 August after heavy flooding over the last few weeks caused by a severe rain season and the River Niger bursting its banks. It left 65 dead and over 100,000 homeless. The capital city of Niamey was struck by the flood waters from the River Niger, and Agadez City in the centre of Niger has also been affected. The Dosso region has suffered the worst effects of the floods, however, with an estimated ten thousand homes destroyed. Relief and... read more

Publishing Date: 29/08/2012

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on Sunday 26 of August 2012 in the region of Diourbel, Senegal. The charter was activated by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA-ROWCA.

On August 26, 6 people died after torrential rains flooded the Senegalese capital of Dakar. The situation is considered to be catastrophic and the Ministry of the Interior claim that the city’s drainage system failed to cope under the pressure of the gushing water. Senegal’s seaside area is prone for flooding, specially low-lying suburbs which are built on wetlands.

Publishing Date: 28/08/2012

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National Focal Point

Programme National de Gestion des Risques de Catastrophes (PAPNGRC)

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Mr Amadou Lamine Ndiaye
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Email: ndiaayeal [at]


Programme National de Gestion des Risques de Catastrophes (PAPNGRC)

Contact Person
Mr Amadou Lamine Ndiaye
Tel: 00221.77.554.7897
Email: ndiaayeal [at]



Recent heavy rains in Senegal have caused severe floods in almost all suburbs of Dakar. Dozens of volunteers from the Senegalese Red Cross were dispatched to help disaster victims save their belongings and evacuate their flooded homes. 194 affected families received immediate assistance.

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Heavy rains have caused floods in Dakar and other areas of Senegal. According to officials, a number of deaths were reported so far and houses and roads have been destroyed by floods.

Source: International Charter

Torrential rain since Thursday, September, 2nd 2010 lead to floods in the main part of Senegal and many towns. The most affected, Dakar, the capital gathers in his suburbs (Pikine and Guediewaye Departements) more than 30,000 affected households. Departement of Velingara in the South of Senegal gathers 1,042 affected people with 105.5 ha of flooded farms.


Status Update: 13/09/2010




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On Sunday 17 and Monday 18 October, the region of Saint-Louis and its surrounding areas received 98 mm of rains. The rain added to the already 325 mm downpour in August and September and brought the city into a catastrophic situation with many casualties and damages.

Source: GLIDEnumber


The Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) was created in 1986 by the Senegalese government with the support of the Unite Nation Programme for the South Sahara Region (UNSO) and the funding of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The creation of this centre highlighted the necessity to study desertification in this region, to provide data and information for natural resources, and to monitor Biomass. Today, the Centre is an association subordinated to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Senegal, the Senegalese State, the funds of PNUD/UNSO, the private sector, local collectivities and the... read more

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