Sandwatch activities started in: 2010
Coordination of Sandwatch in Senegal:
Sandwatch in Senegal has been coordinated by the Fatick Regional Training Centre, and several schools in the south west part of the country have been involved.
Status of Sandwatch in Senegal: Active
Activities and Highlights: Updates in progress
The Sandwatch Foundation partners with innovative erosion control project in Southern Senegal
April 2022 – Professor Patrick Chevalier, an Associé at the Université de Lille, France has been in discussions with The Sandwatch Foundation, regarding integrating our methodology for involving local communities in direct participation in the scientific monitoring of coastal environmental issues with his current project in the Casamance region of Southern Senegal. The project involves efforts to mitigate shoreline erosion through a very innovative erosion control programme of his design (details below), whereby communities located on several erosion prone islands in the Casamance region, will participate in the construction and monitoring of “semi-permeable groynes” using locally available and renewable organic materials.
- Click here for full details and video clips of Prof Chevalier's work
The Sandwatch Foundation joins forces with Fii Laa Tékee in Senegal
March 2022 - The sustainable development and environmental organization Fii Laa Tékee (FLT) has begun discussions with the Sandwatch Foundation to establish a programme to mobilise school students in the Dionewar region of Senegal to assist local communities in combating beach erosion and shore up protection of the coastal environment. Susan Williams of the FLT has been in talks with Sandwatch Co-Director Paul Diamond, who has enthusiastically encouraged this new programme which FLT will implement with the NGO Nebeday and the Dionewar's Environment Club. The Sandwatch Foundation looks forward in the coming months in assisting FLT and their colleagues in their vitally important mission, so stay tuned!
Dominican Republic Sandwatchers attend UNESCO Environmental Conference in Dakar, Senegal