Fridays for Climate | Coastal zone management in Senegal

Fridays for Climate | Coastal zone management in Senegal

🌍 In Senegal, the island of Diogué has lost 15 hectares in the past ten years. But its inhabitants have managed to regain dozens of metres of beach.

Diogué is located at the mouth of the Casamance River. It has no cover from mangroves or a sand spit to protect it from the ocean. This geographical position has long attracted fishermen of all nationalities, but what once made the island attractive has now turned against it. 🌊

The EU GCCA+ is working on a second project phase called ‘climate change and integrated coastal zone management in Senegal. The programme is looking to involve local communities at every stage of its projects.

“We push dozens of stakes in the areas at risk, at the base of which we braid coconut or palm leaves to allow sediment to settle as the tides pass”

  • Lamine Sagna, headmaster of Diogué primary school

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