Project profile — Enabling Women's Potential in Peace Processes in the Sahel

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Enabling Women's Potential in Peace Processes in the Sahel - Overview
Université de Montréal - Service de l'admission et du recrutement (SAR) (CA-CRA_ACR-3108160995)
2019-02-28 - 2019-08-31
Country / region • Burkina-Faso (18.00%)
• Chad (18.00%)
• Niger (18.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (10.00%)
• Mauritania (18.00%)
• Mali (18.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (20.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (60.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


The purpose of the initiative is to prepare women from conflict-affected Francophone countries to participate fully in current and/or future peace processes. This is done by offering them a cycle of technical training as well as tools so they can fully participate in the various steps of the peace process. The project seeks to address the shortage of training in French in this area. It is aimed at women leaders who have distinguished themselves through their involvement in the community, politics, the economy and/or society, and who come from the Sahel region (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania and Chad) as well as Côte d’Ivoire. The training takes place in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and/or at the École de Maintien de la Paix in Bamako, Mali. The project includes the following activities: (1) enhancing participants’ knowledge of various topics relating to the peace process; (2) building relationships among the various participants; (3) introducing participants to potential peace process partners, donors and stakeholders to encourage their involvement.

Expected results

The project’s expected results are as follows: (1) a change in behaviour among the women participants, in that they are empowered in their actions; (2) a change in practice among the participants, in that they undertake collective action and support each other’s involvement in peace processes; (3) a change in performance, in that participants are more involved in local, regional and national peace processes.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
21-10-2019 Disbursement $121,758
06-06-2019 Disbursement $305,900
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IFM International Security
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