Project profile — Feminine Governance et Innovation in Sénégal


Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel de la Gaspésie et des (CA-CRA_ACR-3106883770)
2020-02-06 - 2024-11-15
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Fishery development:
Fishery development (31320) (11.00%)
Fishery education/training (31381) (3.00%)
Fishery research (31382) (9.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental education/training (41081) (36.00%)
• Other Multisector: Rural development (43040) (41.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant 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 (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project targets the villages of Niodior, Dionewar and Falia in the Saloum Delta in Senegal. It aims to enhance the economic, social and environmental development of these communities in a sustainable way and to improve the living, working and health conditions of the inhabitants. The two main areas of focus are: 1) the governance of the shellfish resources processing units, a more inclusive access to the units, the creation of micro-businesses, and sustainability; and 2) innovative product commercialization, sustainable use of resources and competencies reinforcement. Innovations include: (a) the implementation of a new processing unit management; (b) the start-up of micro-businesses in a green, circular economy, under a female governance system; and (c) the development of an innovative distribution chain with a diversification of the processed products offer, and a supply of fresh products with a high level of added value. The project aims to evolve the current business model of the three processing units in order to improve the inclusion of women processing workers within the units, to move towards a more entrepreneurial management, and to integrate a new generation of young women managers, who more easily assimilate new technologies as well as clients’ concerns and current societal needs. The project guides the women and girls and, more broadly, young people, towards expressing their economic leadership in order to improve gender equity. The project also allows young people to fully carry out their role as a lever for change, in terms of both governance methods and the adaptation of these coastal communities to climate change. Project activities include: (1) delivering a continuous training program to women managers and young women identified for succession; (2) developing a sponsorship program where business women mentor women managers with the purpose of initiating an entrepreneurial and cost-effective management of the processing units; (3) creating a board of directors for each unit that includes women representatives from each group of women, businesswomen and men representatives; (4) a study of the implementation of an innovative distribution network without an intermediary is available; and 5) scientific follow-up, stock monitoring and compliance with the development plan to ensure the sustainable development of shellfish resources. The project is expected to benefit the 14,000 people living in the three villages targeted by the project. The Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles is carrying out this project in partnership with the Institut Universitaire des Pêches et d'Aquaculture de Dakar (IUPA) and the Institut de Technologie Agroalimentaire de Dakar (ITA).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: 1) improved, sustainable and equitable governance, management and resource processing by women; and 2) a circular economy, innovation and improved commercialization for women and young women.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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