Dakar City is the economic, political, and administrative capital of Senegal. Its influence extends across the entire West African region. Poor planning oversight and management plagues this rapidly expanding economic hub. Many areas suffer from inadequate public services and facilities. This peninsula city is working to address the effects of climate change and implement innovative solutions to address frequent water shortages and energy disruptions.

Resilience Challenges

  • Rapid Growth

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer


For the two years prior to being selected as the CRO for Dakar, Antoine served as the West Africa Regional Coordinator for both the Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Nexant, Inc. managed Regional Clean Energy Investment Initiative (RCEII).

While advising the then Minister of Renewable Energies in International Affairs, Climate Change and Financing Mechanisms of Senegal, Mr. Faye recognized the need for developing countries to pursue a different path of development, Antoine developed the idea for a business called Integrated Global Strategies for Sustainable Development. Its goal is to offer consulting services that help bridge the gap between investors, financiers and project developers.

In 2009, Antoine joined the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University in the City of New York to pursue a Master’s in International Affairs concentrating in Economic and Political Development. Following his studies.

Snapshot of Dakar

  • 1,121,925

    Population as of 2012

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