Sharing knowledge for a green and vibrant Sahel!

See you in May 2021 for the Africa Days’ 5th edition!


Throughout history, Sahelian communities have been the masters of a delicate landscape. Knowledge transmitted between generations is the key to meeting the challenges facing the Sahel today. 

In order to explore this region, its traditions, its natural resources, and its local and innovative solutions for sustainable development, SOS SAHEL USA has launched a virtual series of three “Sustainable transformation in the Sahel” events, celebrating innovation, tradition and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Sahel. 

During our launch event on December 17, culture specialists and development actors reflected on how to take advantage of innovation while respecting tradition for sustainable development and greater security and prosperity in the Sahel. View the recording of the event below! 


    • Alisa LaGamma, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer, curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York
    • Daouda Keïta, Director of the National Museum of Mali
    • Aissata Lam, Co-founder and President of the Mauritania Youth Chamber of Commerce
    • Rémi Hémeryck, Managing Director of SOS SAHEL
    • Yoko Wantanabe, Global Manager, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP
    • Moderated by: Leena Hoffmann, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

2021 Activities

See you next year with our partners and artists! Continue to check back for updates. 





Hôtel Pullman Teranga Dakar has supported SOS SAHEL since the first edition of Africa Days.

We thank them for their continued generosity.