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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Belgian tourists and development cooperation : portrait and stakes of human-sized partnerships in Senegal
Godin, Julie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Socio-anthropologie du développement >]
CEA-IUL, 2013, 5th European Conference on African Studies : African dynamics in a multipolar World. Program, p.156. Available on : p156
5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS)
du 26 juin 2013 au 29 juin 2013
Centro de Estudos Africanos - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)
[en] Development cooperation ; Citizen initiatives ; Senegal
[en] While Senegal has economic health and living conditions superior to those of its neighbors, it is the most helped country in West Africa. Moreover it is one of the countries in this area to have developed a true mass tourism. In this context a lot of tourists fall in love with Senegal and its population in search of roots, authenticity and human warmth and they decide then to start a development project with a native with whom they have sympathized during their tourist stay. Based on a recent field research, this contribution will examine the stakes of development projects carried by Belgian citizens in the field of education and health in the very touristic area of M’bour in Senegal. I will focus on two main issues that I am studying during my PhD research. This contribution will firstly analyse the motivations that underlie these projects and the perceptions they have of each Other. In a second time it will examine how these representations shape the relationship between them and the way that these projects are implemented.

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