Strengthening resilience of vulnerable communities, households and food and nutrition insecure people

Strengthening resilience of vulnerable communities, households and food and nutrition insecure people

Funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, this programme targets vulnerable populations in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Mopti and Timbuktu. Within the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) – Sahel and West Africa, this programme contributes to translating into practice the priorities identified by the Malian government in its “National Resilience Priorities” document (NRP-AGIR). It seeks to develop a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral partnership around a long-term vision involving all key stakeholders working towards strengthening resilience of vulnerable populations in northern Mali. It thus aims to make this partnership functional and effective by setting up a mechanism for co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating the progress made in implementing the NRP-AGIR. This mechanism will be based on existing and new institutional mechanisms developed by the ministries in charge of food security, social protection and nutrition. The programme is being implemented by the NGOs SOS Sahel, Human & Inclusion and Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, in partnership with national, regional and local authorities of the northern regions of Mali.

Global objective

  • Strengthening resilience to food and nutrition insecurity of vulnerable populations in Mali

Specific objectives

  • Strengthening the capacities of the most vulnerable communities, households and people to anticipate, absorb and recover from shocks affecting their food and nutrition security through a co-ordinated implementation of local actions
  • Strengthening the leadership role of authorities at all levels in the co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of all interventions aimed at increasing resilience of vulnerable populations to food and nutrition insecurity


3 years : 23/01/2017 - 31/03/2020


The project is implemented in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Mopti and Timbuktu in Mali.


  • 320 000 people receiving nutrition assistance
  • 85 500 people having improved access to basic services
  • 58 900 people reached by information campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
  • 40 000 people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
  • 12 500 people receiving food-security related assistance



25 000 000 EUR


European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa


  • Humanity & Inclusion
  • Oxford Committee for Famine Relief



Political and strategic support will be provided through the Post-Conflict Rehabilitation Commission (PRCZ). This body brings together the Government of Mali, representatives of local authorities, technical and financial partners’ sector-specific technical group coordinators and leaders of humanitarian clusters.

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  • Mali


  • Agriculture & value chains
  • Climate, climate change & adaptation
  • Employment & revenues
  • Food security & zero hunger
  • Governance & capacity-building
  • Health
  • Local actors & livelihoods
  • Natural resource management
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social affairs & social protection
  • Water & sanitation
  • Youth


  • Children aged under 5 years
  • Institutions
  • Pastoralists & Agro-pastoralists
  • Poor households
  • Poor workers in the informal economy
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Vulnerable small-scale farmers
  • Youth

Agir Pillars

  • Pillar 1: Improve social protection for the most vulnerable communities and households in order to secure their livelihoods
  • Pillar 2: Strengthen the nutrition of vulnerable households
  • Pillar 3: Sustainably improve agricultural and food productivity and the incomes of the most vulnerable households and improve access to food
  • Pillar 4: Strengthen governance in food and nutrition security


  • Local

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 SDG 2 SDG 3 SDG 6 SDG 8 SDG 10 SDG 13 SDG 15 SDG 16 SDG 17