Building inclusive and sustainable communities

Building inclusive and sustainable communities

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the “Building inclusive and sustainable communities” project supports inclusive and green growth in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal by strengthening co-operatives, with particular focus on vulnerable populations and women. It supports the implementation of five model co-operatives in the housing and agri-food sectors. By the end of the project, the five entrepreneurial model co-operatives are expected to continue growing autonomously and reach even more households in their respective economic sectors. The project aims to build the skills and capacities of men and women, foster climate-smart economic activities, and facilitate access to funding for co-operatives. The project will therefore increase social and economic opportunities for women by enhancing their economic power. Women leaders play a key role in the project. Project activities include 1) training and capacity building for participants (co-operative members, co operative leaders, elected officials and managers); 2) acquiring and installing community infrastructure, technology and facilities to meet environmental challenges arising from climate change; 3) activities that are specifically aimed at women, including leadership training and mentoring for women; 4) developing a training programme for elected officials and co operative leader members on the importance of women’s active participation in decision-making bodies.

Global objective

  • Build the skills and capacities of men and women, foster climate-smart economic activities, and facilitate access to funding for co-operatives

Expected results

  • Improved women’s participation in decision-making in households and co operatives, particularly with respect to economic activities and environmental considerations
  • Improved performance of co operatives in delivering products and services that meet the needs of women and men in member households, in light of climactic and environmental realities
  • Strengthened national and local support structures for co operatives in the targeted countries and economic sectors.

Duration

5 years : 25/09/2018 - 30/09/2022

Localisation

The project is implemented in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal.

Beneficiaries

Co-operatives, with particular focus on vulnerable populations and women

Budget

CAD 18.5 million

Implementation

Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI)

 

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Country

  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Senegal

Topics

  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Climate, climate change & adaptation
  • Environment
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Gender
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Natural resource management
  • Poverty

Targets

  • Institutions
  • Poor households
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Women

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food

Scales

  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 5 SDG 12 SDG 13