January 23


SDSN Sahel launches in Dakar 1/16/2015

SDSN : Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the MDGs flew to Dakar for the event. There was good attendance from members of the 6 member countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad.


Pr. Sachs’ presentation set the tone on what’s to come and the transition from the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The SDSN will support the SDGs for the next 15 years.

There are three conferences in 2015 that will be critical:

  • 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa, Jul 13 – 16,
  • UN Summit to adopt post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, New York City, Sep 25 – 27,
  • UN Climate Change Agreement, Paris, Nov 30 – Dec 11.

A few photos taken at the event:

Dr. Amadou Niang, Director of the MDG Centre; Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN; Hon. Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education in Senegal; and Prof.Ibrahima Thioub, Rector of UCAD, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar.





Hon. Prof. Addoulaye Balde, Senegalese Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Prof. Birahim Bouna NIANG, Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Dakar; Prof. Jeffrey Sachs;  and Dr. Amadou Niang.


Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie,  UN Special Envoy for the Sahel and UN Office Head.







General Attendance.









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