Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Senegal

January 13-14, 2015

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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Event Summary: Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Senegal

WFDD and the Berkley Center hosted a workshop on January 13-14, 2015 in order to explore the role of religion and faith actors in development processes in Senegal. This workshop brought together a select group of scholars and practitioners to discuss…