Project profile — Natur'ELLES


SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2023-03-29 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (12.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (19.00%)
• Fishing: Fishery development (31320) (16.00%)
• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (21.00%)
Bio-diversity (41030) (32.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The Natur'ELLES project aims to increase the adaptation to climate change of women and their vulnerable communities in the mangrove ecosystems of marine protected areas of the Saloum and Casamance deltas in Senegal. The activities of this project include: (1) supporting women's collective entrepreneurship projects maintaining mangrove biodiversity; (2) developing a feminist environmental leadership program for women; (3) supporting functional and financial literacy programs for vulnerable women; and (4) supporting community implementation of Ecological Restoration and Management Plans based on nature-based Solutions. The project will contribute to the climate change adaptation of 8,000 people, including 6,000 women and their vulnerable communities living off of the mangrove ecosystems benefitting from the activities. It will reach more than 85,000 indirect beneficiaries in 113 villages.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased adoption of nature-based solutions to mangrove ecosystem conservation supporting biodiversity and climate change adaptation of women and vulnerable communities in marine protected areas; (2) improved inclusive and equitable governance of natural resources in mangrove ecosystems in support of climate change adaptation of women and their vulnerable communities; and (3) increased benefits of mangrove ecosystem conservation in marine protected areas for women and their communities vulnerable to climate change.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $6,000,000
Planned disbursement $6,000,000
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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