Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Senegal

Religion has special importance in Senegal in the private lives of Senegalese as well as at broader cultural and societal levels. At the same time, a large number of faith-inspired organizations, with projects spanning many development sectors, are also active in Senegal. Despite these dynamics, many international development actors overlook or under-appreciate the development implications of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions in Senegal. This workshop brought together a select group of academic researchers and development practitioners to inform the Berkley Center's and WFDD's research in Senegal. As part of the Country-Level Mapping Project, this research will explore religion and particular development topics with the objective of filling a knowledge gap that can lead to improved engagement and collaboration with faith-inspired actors to achieve development goals. This was a closed event with attendance by invitation only.

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