Project profile — Women, Agriculture and Resilience in Senegal


CECI - Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011136)
2019-03-29 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Decentralisation and support to subnational government:
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (5.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (5.00%)
Agricultural development (31120) (5.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (15.00%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (15.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (20.00%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (5.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


The project aims to transform gender and age group relations in Senegal in order to improve the status of women, young women and young men, as well as their influence and decision making power within their households, communities and farming organizations. It aims to increase access to economic opportunities that are adapted to climate change in irrigated crop sectors. The project also aims to increase the ability of women and young adults to control agricultural resources. It facilitates cooperation among stakeholders of integrated management processes for water resources through irrigated crops adapted to climate change. Project activities include: 1) developing training modules for emerging women and youth leaders on rights, leadership, and gender and intergenerational issues; 2) analyzing markets in target sectors to identify cost-effective and innovative opportunities based on adaptation priorities; and 3) identifying common adaptation strategies for climate variability and the resources available to address climate risks..

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: 1) increased socio-economic empowerment of women and youth; 2) sustainable and innovative intensification of irrigated agricultural activities adapted to climate change; and 3) improved, sustainable and fair local governance and territorial water management.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 2 000 people, including 1 317 women, trained in human rights, leadership, positive masculinity, unpaid care work and its impact on economic development, as well as gender-based violence; (2) tools and training modules developed on integrated water resource management; (3) 2 472 people, including 1 857 women, implement new climate-smart practices; (4) 97.16% of women and 94.90% of girls declare that they have improved their entrepreneurial and technical skills, exceeding the target by 17.16% and 14.90% respectively; (5) the yield of the rice sector has almost doubled since the start of the project, rising from 1.65 tonnes per hectare to 2.75 tonnes per hectare; and (6) the percentage of women holding elected positions in farmers' organizations has increased from 31% to 36%.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
29-08-2023 Disbursement $1,189,209
16-11-2023 Disbursement $1,321,834
20-02-2024 Disbursement $950,492
15-03-2024 Disbursement $1,572,621
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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