Project profile — Integrated Nutrition and Gender Project in Senegal (PINGS)


Micronutrient Initiative (CA-CRA_ACR-2869974816)
2021-09-15 - 2028-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (25.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (25.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project seeks to positively transform gender relations to improve the health of women and adolescent girls in Senegal, particularly their nutrition and reproductive health (RH). The project targets 200,000 pregnant/nursing women and 600,000 adolescent girls in the 5 regions most affected by gender inequalities and malnutrition, and worsened by the impact of the pandemic: Kaffrine, Kédougou, Kolda, Sédhiou and Tambacounda. Project activities include : (1) offering professional development in the field of women’s nutrition; (2) developing a strategy to attract women and adolescent girls and build their capacity in positions of leadership, collective action and advocacy on health matters (nutrition and RH); (3) conducting communication and awareness raising activities to help women and girls better understand their rights and needs when it comes to nutrition, RH and gender equality; (4) providing entrepreneurship training to build women’s capacity to manage and ensure the sustainability of micro-, small and medium enterprises that promote nutrition; (5) providing technical assistance to institutionalize gender equality in 12 ministries that contribute to people’s good nutritional status, with the goal of improving service quality; and (6) supporting communities to ensure influential people are engaged in promoting the equitable sharing of power and responsibilities between women and men with regard to health (nutrition and RH).

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women and adolescent girls are empowered to exercise their rights and improve their health (nutrition and RH) and the health of those around them, in the context of the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic; (2) gender equality is institutionalized in the multisector approach of the target ministries, in order to improve the quality of integrated nutrition services for women and adolescent girls; and (3) the practices of key actors, particularly communities, are improved to ensure better gender equality and equitable access to health (nutrition and RH) for women and adolescent girls.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $7,100,000
Planned disbursement $4,500,000
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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