Project profile — Engaging Youth, Women and Community Leaders for Durable Peace in Mali


Search for Common Ground
2017-09-22 - 2019-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims at fostering bottom-up engagement for peace and social cohesion in Northern and Central Mali in the framework of the Algiers Peace Agreement. The project is designed to: (1) strengthen youth, women and community leaders’ capacities to constructively engage for peace and social cohesion; (2) build bridges between key community stakeholders, local authorities, defence and security forces and other institutions; and (3) increase communities’ access to credible and conflict-sensitive information on the peace and security situation in Northern and Central Mali. The project is implemented in collaboration with existing locally-led networks and initiatives to empower young men and women and other key community stakeholders to become active Peace Ambassadors, and to build avenues for constructive engagement between authorities, institutions and citizens for durable peace in the country.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) key community stakeholders, including women and youth, are empowered to advocate for, and participate in peace, security, and social cohesion actions within their respective regions; (2) key community stakeholders, including women and youth, security/defense forces and authorities collaborate with each other towards peace and security; and (3) local voices and constructive narratives effectively challenge violent appeals and are connected throughout the country.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
24-12-2019 Disbursement $74,006
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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