Migration and small urbanisation: the case of Senegal

Migration is a well-known phenomenon in Senegal closely linked to the rhythm of the agricultural seasons. With drought periods becoming more frequent and prolonged, increasing numbers of people have left their rural homes to settle permanently in the urban centres. Most of these permanent migrants belong to the young generation. New national policies are needed to adapt the urban agglomerations to their increasing population.

Professor Ndioro Ndiaye
Deputy Director-General International Organization for Migration - IOM
Dakar, Senegal