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2020 Laureate

Macky Sall
4th President of Senegal

Senegal’s President Macky Sall is a leader who is demonstrating a model of good governance in Africa.

Since being elected as the President of Senegal in 2012, he has been spreading mature democracy to neighboring countries in Africa where long-term dictatorship and poverty have been the norm by shortening the presidential term and achieving economic revival through transparent policies.

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Implemented good governance with prudent reforms, including reducing the presidential term from seven years to five years

Macky Sall, who took office as Senegal's fourth president in April 2012, is leading good governance in Africa with drastic reforms, including reducing his term, which was set for seven years, to five years under the current constitution. Shortening the presidential term is a highly unconventional policy in Africa, where long-term rule is rampant. However, Senegal implemented a comprehensive referendum on presidential terms and state affairs on March 20, 2016, with the reform bill passing by a 63 percent supporting vote.

In order to modernize and stabilize democracy in Senegal, President Sall has enforced the Thirteen Reform Measures aimed at strengthening the rule of law and improving the governance structure of public affairs, and has led the fight against corruption by establishing the National Anti-Corruption and Civil Affairs Agency and the National Commission for the Acquisition of Illegal Assets and Restoration of Unrighteous Gains. His firm will and practice of good governance is leading West Africa to stabilize democracy.

  


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Contributing to the economic revival of West Africa by expanding transportation infrastructure

With the aim of stabilizing people's livelihoods and reviving the economy as top national priorities, President Macky Sall pushed for Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) (first phase: 2014-2018 and second phase: 2019-2023) stabilizing Senegals economic growth rate at around 6 percent. Many policies such as raising retirement pensions, providing emergency subsidies to farmers, holding various education-related national conferences and reforming medical insurance are becoming model policies in advancing the West African economy.

President Sall is also the Chairman of the National and Government Leaders Orientation Committee of the African Union
s Development Organization (NEPAD), which has greatly improved the transportation infrastructure in Africa by building roads, bridges, highways, production tracks, TERs (local express trains), the Air Seagen SA airlines, and Sénégambie bridges.



Implemented good governance with prudent reforms, including reducing the presidential term from seven years to five years

Macky Sall, who took office as Senegal's fourth president in April 2012, is leading good governance in Africa with drastic reforms, including reducing his term, which was set for seven years, to five years under the current constitution. Shortening the presidential term is a highly unconventional policy in Africa, where long-term rule is rampant. However, Senegal implemented a comprehensive referendum on presidential terms and state affairs on March 20, 2016, with the reform bill passing by a 63 percent supporting vote.

In order to modernize and stabilize democracy in Senegal, President Sall has enforced the Thirteen Reform Measures aimed at strengthening the rule of law and improving the governance structure of public affairs, and has led the fight against corruption by establishing the National Anti-Corruption and Civil Affairs Agency and the National Commission for the Acquisition of Illegal Assets and Restoration of Unrighteous Gains. His firm will and practice of good governance is leading West Africa to stabilize democracy.

 



Contributing to the economic revival of West Africa by expanding transportation infrastructure

With the aim of stabilizing people's livelihoods and reviving the economy as top national priorities, President Macky Sall pushed for Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) (first phase: 2014-2018 and second phase: 2019-2023) stabilizing Senegals economic growth rate at around 6 percent. Many policies such as raising retirement pensions, providing emergency subsidies to farmers, holding various education-related national conferences and reforming medical insurance are becoming model policies in advancing the West African economy.


President Sall is also the Chairman of the National and Government Leaders Orientation Committee of the African Union
s Development Organ
ization (NEPAD), which has greatly improved the transportation infrastructure in Africa by building roads, bridges, highways, production tracks, TERs (local express trains), the Air Seagen SA airlines, and Sénégambie bridges.



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Promoting harmony on the African continent

Emphasizing dialogue as a means of resolving continental disputes, President Macky Sall is actively promoting international conferences such as "Islam and Peace International Conference," "UPF African Summit," and "International Conference on the Emergence of Africa" to promote harmony among African leaders. More than 500 religious leaders and scholars attended the 2015 International Conference on "Islam and Peace" in Dakar to discuss the peace building. In addition, 1,200 political figures and religious leaders from more than 60 countries attended the 2018 African Summit in Dakar to discuss Africas peaceful future.

Emphasizing dialogue as a means of resolving continental disputes, President Macky Sall is actively promoting international conferences such as "Islam and Peace International Conference," "UPF African Summit," and "International Conference on the Emergence of Africa" to promote harmony among African leaders. More than 500 religious leaders and scholars attended the 2015 International Conference on "Islam and Peace" in Dakar to discuss the peace building. In addition, 1,200 political figures and religious leaders from more than 60 countries attended the 2018 African Summit in Dakar to discuss Africas peaceful future.



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Peace is fragile. When society is characterized by indifference and the madness of self-centeredness, this society cannot take care of those most in need. Peace is threatened when extremism of all types manipulates the conscience of people and turns faith into activism to feed ideologies of conflict.

Peace is threatened when some believe they are imbued with the mission of forcing unto others a unique ideology of action and existence. This stands at odds with the diversity of cultures and civilizations. It is for all these reasons that we must defend the ideal of a better world for all.

That is why, in agreement with the African Union Commission, I have decided to donate the entire amount of 500,000 USD of the Sunhak Peace Prize to the peace fund of the African Union. I hope for this to promote efforts to realize peace continentally. This is why, as a laureate of the Sunhak Peace Prize, I will endeavor to stay faithful to the ideal that unites us.

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Macky Sall

  • Born
    December 11, 1961
  • Country
    Senegal
  • Awarded for
    Promoting a model of good governance in Africa
    Reducing the presidential term
    Developing Senegal as a model democratic country through reformations such as the Plan Senegal Emergent

Academic background

  • Institute of Earth Sciences Bachelor of Geological Engineering and Geophysics (Senegal)

  • Graduated from Higher National School of Petroleum and Engines (ENSPM) (France)

  • Graduated from the French Institute of Petroleum (France)

Honorary Degrees

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Abomey Calvy (Benin)

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Swiss UMEF University (Switzerland)

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Puk yong National University (South Korea)

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) (France)

  • Honorary member of the French Overseas Scientific Academy (France)

Professional Background

  • 2012-Present 4th President of Senegal (re-elected in April, 2019 [58.2% election results]

  • 2015- 2016 Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government Authority

  • 2013 Chair of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (African Union)

  • 2009-2012 Mayor of Fatick

  • 2007-2008 Speaker of Parliament of Senegal

  • 1998-2008 Chairperson of the Initiative and Strategy Unit

  • 2004-2007 Prime Minister of Senegal

  • 2003-2004 Senior Minister of the Interior and Local Communities, Spokesperson of the Government

  • 2002-2003 Senior Minister of Mines, Energy and Water

  • 2001-2002 Minister of Mines, Energy and Water

  • 2002 Minister of Mining, Energy, Water, Equipment and Transports

  • 2000-2001 Managing Director of Senegal’s Petroleum Company, PETROSEN

Awards

  • Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion (Senegal)

  • Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honor (France)

  • 2016 | U.S.-Africa Business Center Outstanding Leaders’ Award (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

  • 2013 | Peter Benchley Ocean Awards for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean (USA)

Videos

  • 수상자 연설 썸네일 1
    Acceptance Speech by Macky Sall, 2020 Award Ceremony
  • 수상자 연설 썸네일 1
    Awarding of Medal and Plaque to Macky Sall
  • 수상자 연설 썸네일 1
    Model of Good Governance in Africa - Macky Sall
Sunhak Peace Prize

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