SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 – 2023)


Executive Council for Urban Transport in Dakar (CETUD)



Initial budget

490 000 €

Technical partners

Type of agreement

by mutual agreement

Duration of the agreement

4 years, extension due to COVID

Implementation date and schedule

Launch : 2017 Closing of activities end of 2023

Context of the cooperation

In 2017, CETUD, APIX and CODATU signed a memorandum of understanding on a technical assistance mission for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD.

Indeed, several capacity-building transport projects have been implemented or are under construction in Dakar, including the Regional Express Train (TER), to be delivered in 2021, and the Bus Rapid Transit network (scheduled to start operating in 2023).

In the context of these major changes in the urban mobility system in Dakar, the overall objective of this technical assistance is to support CETUD in its reorganisation, to develop the appropriate institutional framework for the operation of the Dakar – Diamniadio – AIBD Regional Express Train (TER) project, and to propose a capacity building programme taking into account the implementation of other capacity transport projects such as the BRT project.

Main needs

Thematic areas of intervention were defined jointly by APIX and CETUD, and were then regularly updated to take into account the main issues related to the development and deployment of TER and BRT projects in Dakar. These thematic axes are structured as follows

  • Mobility governance: taking into account the TER operating scheme, mobility governance and financing, reorganisation of CETUD
  • Multimodality: implementation of an integrated network and feeder services, design, management and development of stations and multimodal hubs
  • Rail transport: rail safety, rail regulation and operations.

These different themes were addressed in the framework of expert missions, workshops and technical visits in France.

Codatu Team

Solène BAFFI, Project Manager

Our cooperations

ANGOLA: Support for the Angolan Ministry of Transport (2022 - 2025)
ECUADOR: Support for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador (2018 - 2022)
ARGENTINA: Support for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in developing its urban and sustainable mobility policy (2021 - 2024)
COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 - 2020
PERU (2): Support for Promovilidad (programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications) (2022 - 2025)
PERU (1): Support for Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 - 2020)
INDIA: Support to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) 2015-2017
TUNISIA: Technical cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (2016-2018 and 2019-2022)
SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 - 2023)
EGYPT: Improvement of mobility systems in Cairo and Alexandria (2017 - 2020 extension 2023)
KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)
IVORY COAST: Support to the Urban Mobility Authority of Greater Abidjan (2021 - 2023)
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