Project profile — Empowerment of the Young Women of Ouagadougou and Guédiawaye


Centre de Solidarité Internationaledu Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011133)
2019-08-27 - 2023-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Senegal (50.00%)
• Burkina Faso (50.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (58.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (13.80%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (28.20%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant 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 (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to increase the social and economic empowerment of young women in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, and Guédiawaye in Senegal. This is done by increasing their entrepreneurial potential and their community’s commitment to women’s entrepreneurship and valuable work for young women. The project works to strengthen young women’s entrepreneurial skills and reduce socio-cultural barriers to their participation in the labour force. Project activities include: (1) developing and deploying an entrepreneurship awareness training program in schools and communities; (2) conducting reinforcement training and workshops for stakeholders; (3) implementing an awareness program on sexual and reproductive health and education rights (gender equality) for young women; (4) implementing a psychosocial support and guidance program for vulnerable young women; (5) providing technical and financial support for the start-up and development of individual and collective social economy projects and/or businesses; (6) implementing an awareness program for men and women; and (7) creating a community consultation process. The project is expected to directly benefit 510 young women and 35 young men, as well as 8,928 indirect beneficiaries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased young women's confidence in their entrepreneurial potential in Ouagadougou and Guédiawaye; and (2) increased commitment (positive attitude) of community actors to women’s entrepreneurship and valuable work for young women in Ouagadougou and Guédiawaye.

Results achieved 

Results achieved at the end of the project (August 2023) include: Senegal: (1) 168 participants took part in the entrepreneurship awareness training program, of whom 135 were young women in school and 33 young women in vulnerable situations; (2) 55 young women, including 53 from the entrepreneurship awareness training program and 2 from the community university, received support under the technical and financial support program; Burkina Faso: (1) 225 participants (men and women) took part in the entrepreneurship awareness training program, including 100 young women and 50 young men in schools, as well as 75 girls in vulnerable situations; (2) 85 young women received support under the technical and financial support program.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-05-2023 Disbursement $111,925
08-09-2023 Disbursement $49,429
15-03-2024 Disbursement $50,000
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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