Senegal hosts Africa's first TechCamp

Written by Ashwin Rattan Monday, 22 October 2012 20:47
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For the U.S. Embassy and USAID mission in Dakar, Senegal, one of the top areas of focus is food security.


Agriculture is central to Senegal's economy, and so ensuring a robust agriculture community is essential to promoting economic growth and trade as well as feeding its population of an estimated 13 million people.


We work in close collaboration with Senegalese partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) to find solutions that will meet these challenges and help continue to move Senegal forward.


With a boom in technology across Africa and in Senegal itself, we realized that those in the technology sector, in Dakar and elsewhere, have a unique opportunity to provide new knowledge and skills to these agricultural-focused organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) by coming together for a few days' workshop in a model "Civil Society 2.0” project led by the Department of State that has become known as TechCamp.


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