On 26 and 27 June 2019, a delegation from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and another from the Bill and Melinda GATES Foundation (FBMG) carried out a joint mission to the Office nationale de l'Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS), to examine the Autonomous Sanitation Project in the Dakar region (PAAD). Specifically, the joint mission made it possible to:
The National Sanitation Utility of Senegal (ONAS) set up the Program for the Structuring of the Fecal Sludge Market to improve the fecal sludge industry and ensure its profitability in peri-urban areas of Dakar, Senegal's capital city.
In 2011, Senegal’s National Office of Sanitation (ONAS) set up a pilot program to better organize and restructure the country’s fecal sludge management (FSM) sector. On Thursday, 7 June, 2018, with a host of potential investment partners present, Lansana Gagny Sakho, Director General of ONAS, revealed the organization’s plan to scale the project through the establishment of a National Program for Sustainable Development of Non-Sewered Sanitation in Senegal (PNDDAA).
The partners of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation working for advocacy for autonomous sanitation in Dakar.