Project profile — Natur'ELLES

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Natur'ELLES - Overview
SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2023-03-29 - 2025-12-31
Country / region • Senegal (100.00%)
Sector • 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%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (21.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
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)
Description and results


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.



Original budget $6,000,000
Planned Disbursement $6,007,700
Transaction Date Type Value
27-11-2023 Disbursement $842,101
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Partner website — SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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