International Training and Technological Support Service for West Africa and the Sahel

Service international d'appui à la formation et aux technologies en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel (AFOTEC)

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23 Sep 1983, Dakar (Senegal), having been operational since Jan 1983. Registered under Senegalese law. No recent activity reported since 1994.


Support local grassroots groups encouraging self-reliance both in rural areas and in urban slums and poorer town areas, acting in response to requests and needs for assistance by strengthening the capacity of such groups to conduct projects themselves.

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Seeks and provides information (including maintenance of information bank); organizes training sessions within groups, and study and exchange visits; conducts action-research. Particular areas of interest are: food-related questions (including water, soil conservation, agriculture, forestry, fishing, animal husbandry, post-harvest technologies, transport, marketing of products); health; organization and management; saving and credit; literacy and post-literacy; small industry and handicrafts; cultural dimensions and cultural ability to direct change; rural employment. Special programme for women.


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Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Services
  • Education
    • Training
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Development
    • Assistance
  • Value Redistribution
    • Cooperative
  • Solidarity
    • Solidarity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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