Ecovillages

Boucotte
Cachouane
Carabane
Ceebo

Colufifa
Diourou
Effock
Elinkine
Foundiougne

Guede Chantier
Keur Gu Magg
Loudia

Louly

Maka Diama
Mbam
Mboul
Mboumbaye

Mékhé
M'lomp
Moundouwaye
Nder
Ndiaye Ndiaye
Ngaparou
Oussouye
Palmarin

Pointe Sarrène
Popenguine
Sangalkam
Siganar
Thiaroye
Yoff
Youtou


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Débit Tiguet
Diadiem
Dindé Félou

Iwol
Katac
Kelle
Khombole
Macacoulibanta
Madina Kouta
Nguénar
Nimzatt Kawsara
Pambal
Rhone
Ségou
Thieneba
Wassacodé


What is an ecovillage?

Ecovillages are human-scale communities or settllements, rural or urban, which strive to create models for sustainable living. They can be newly constructed or as is frequent in Senegal ancient traditional villages. They are communities that strive to protect, restore, create and maintain a lifestyle that integrates:

1. A Holistic Worldview, with socially engaged spirituality, listening to and connecting with nature, celebrating life and preserving the richness of ancient culture lifestyles, healing and other arts and crafts

2. Social solidarity protecting all from the worst forms of poverty and alienation, good leadership and governance, education, health services, conflict resolution, and information technologies permitting transparent management and communication with the outside world

3. A sustainable local economy, protected from the withdrawal of fossil fuels from Africa, community production and barter, microcredit and savings clubs, diverse organic agriculture, and responsible fishing and manufacturing

4. Restoring and protecting nature, durable,l and environmentally healthy settlements, solar energy and other appropriate technologie

In Africa, until recently, ecological villages have been the world as most rural people knew it. Former traditional villagers had no need of a concept of "nature" separate from human life, or of "ecovillages" as different from, and better than their own. Nevertheless, when modern health care, sanitation and education become available, however, villagers desire to enjoy them. As modern environmental problems become visible, villagers also, like people everywhere yearn deeply to restore the health and beauty of their failing environments

SAINT-LOUIS MATAM TAMBACOUNDA KOLDA ZIGUINCHOR KAOLACK LOUGA DIOURBEL THIES FATICK DAKAR