Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Senegal


CECI - Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011136)
2018-12-11 - 2023-11-30
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) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting their activities, building their institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. This project is implemented by the Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale (CECI). It directly supports 20 women rights organizations at the local level, and 5 organizations networks representing more than 20 organizations each. In addition, this project allows women organizations to adopt innovative management practices that contribute to their program’s sustainability and to ensure better quality of their services and, through innovative approaches, to conduct networking, advocacy and social monitoring activities that indirectly benefit more than 100 000 people in the country.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased adoption of innovative practices in management, programming, and women civil society organizations’ sustainability in Senegal, especially those representing vulnerable or marginalised women and girls; (2) better delivery of quality services by women organizations to advance gender equality in Senegal through innovative approaches; (3) increased advocacy efficiency of platforms, networks and groups defending and promoting women’s rights in order to better influence and participate in the elaboration, amendment and implementation of gender-specific legislation and policies in Senegal.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of march 2022 include: (1) 20 women's civil society organizations and five women's civil society organization networks received funding to adopt better management and governance practices; (2) 80% of partner organizations have finalized their monitoring, evaluation and feminist learning manuals; (3) 80% of partner organizations have a strategic plan; (4) 76% of partner organizations currently have an administrative and financial management manual; (5) a training workshop was conducted for coaches on self-financing and social entrepreneurship of the project's partner organizations; and (6) an inter-generational dialogue, bringing together pioneers, actors of the Senegalese feminist movement, researchers, activists, journalists, women's organizations, concerned state institutions and NGOs, took place in order to exchange experiences between the different generations of women.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-06-2023 Disbursement -$551,733
09-06-2023 Disbursement $551,733
09-06-2023 Disbursement $551,733
27-03-2024 Disbursement $249,999
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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