Senegal—Corporate Social Investment

Client: Multinational corporation

Duration: 2019-2019

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Sengeal

Solutions: Sustainable Business

Contracted by an international oil and gas company, DAI’s Sustainable Business Group (SBG) scoped and designed a corporate social investment project to address the issue of solid waste pollution in Saint-Louis. Our study provided a broad understanding of the solid waste challenge in Saint-Louis, detailed the key initiatives being undertaken, and proposed potential interventions that the client could spearhead.

Select Results

  • Performed desktop research of key stakeholders, the legislative frameworks, academic literature, and economic environment.
  • Completed field assessment to conduct interviews, site visits, and observations to map challenges of operating in the Saint-Louis environment, map available infrastructure against the needs of the community, and build the client’s understanding of local stakeholders and regional dynamics.
  • Held workshops and multiple discussions with the client over the course of the project to clarify criteria for a successful solid waste solution, build a framework for intervention evaluation and discuss the context and complexity of the environment. A range of potential interventions was considered, following an approach that considered several primary enabling environments factors: policy, regulation, and informal rules; infrastructure, machinery, and equipment; and the supply of and demand for solid waste management.


Worldwide—Global Corporate Social Investment Advisory

To more sustainably invest in the social and economic development of the communities where it operates, Kosmos Energy sought the expertise of DAI in 2015 to offer new approaches to local engagement beyond traditional models of corporate social responsibility.

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