DAKAR, March 17, 2022— World Bank Group President David Malpass will arrive in Dakar on Monday, March 21, 2022, for a two-day visit. This will be Mr. Malpass’ first trip to Senegal and Western and Central Africa Region as World Bank President.
The visit reaffirms the World Bank Group’s commitment to partnering with Senegal for better development outcomes for all of its people.
“This year, Senegal’s chairmanship of the African Union and hosting of the World Water Forum in Dakar are strong demonstrations of their international leadership,” said World Bank Group President David Malpass. “The World Bank Group is deeply committed to our longstanding partnership with Senegal to boost median incomes and alleviate poverty.”
David Malpass will participate in the 9th World Water Forum on Water Security for Peace and Development. He will meet with H.E. President Macky Sall, development partners, and other key stakeholders.
During his trip, Mr. Malpass will have the opportunity to visit several World Bank Group-supported projects, including a construction site for the Dakar Bus Rapid Transit system and an internet service provider.
Joining Mr. Malpass on his visit will be Makhtar Diop, IFC Managing Director, Ousmane Diagana, World Bank Vice President for Western and Central Africa, and Sérgio Pimenta, IFC Regional Vice President for Africa.
The World Bank’s active portfolio in Senegal is composed of 20 national International Development Association (IDA) operations totaling $2.32 billion, and 10 regional IDA operations of $480 million in commitments. As of January 31, 2022, IFC’s own account investment and advisory portfolio in Senegal stood at $283.8 million.