(Ecofin Agency) - The government of Senegal is seeking to update its “Digital Senegal 2025” strategy and set a framework for its implementation. The subject will be discussed during a 3-day workshop organized by senior officials of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications, from January 27 to 29.
According to the Ministry, the Digital Senegal 2025 strategy must now align with the new technological and regulatory requirements of a constantly evolving sector. An update of the plan was entrusted in October 2019 to experts mandated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
During the meeting which starts today, officials will work on a “participatory and inclusive” implementation plan, without which no real transformation of Senegal's administrative, economic and social system can be undertaken. It is this lack of action plan, coupled with the dysfunction of the governance bodies set up to steer the strategy, that explains the slow progress in its implementation, according to the Ministry.
The national digital development plan was prepared in 2016 and is a key component of the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP).