Mar 29, 2023 - Mar 31, 2026
The Natur'ELLES project aims to increase the adaptation to climate change of women and their vulnerable communities in the mangrove ecosystems of marine protected areas (MPA) of the Saloum and Casamance deltas in Senegal. SOCODEVI has established an operational and technical partnership with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), as well as technical partnerships with IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) and Ostrom Climate Solutions. The activities of this project include: (1) supporting women's collective entrepreneurship projects maintaining mangrove biodiversity;( 2) developing a feminist environmental leadership and climate agency program for women in the Indigenous Community Heritage Areas and Territories; (3) supporting functional and financial literacy programs for vulnerable women in the Indigenous Community Heritage Areas and Territories; and (4) supporting community implementation of the MPA Ecological Restoration and Management Plans (ERMPs) based on Nature-based Solutions in the Indigenous Community Heritage Areas and Territories.
The project will contribute to the climate change adaptation of 8,000 people, including 6,000 women and their vulnerable communities in the mangrove ecosystems of the marine protected areas of the Sine Saloum and Casamance deltas in Senegal. It will reach more than 85,000 indirect beneficiaries in the 113 intervention villages.
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The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased adoption of nature-based solutions to mangrove ecosystem conservation supporting biodiversity and climate change adaptation of women and vulnerable communities in marine protected areas; (2) improved inclusive and equitable governance of natural resources in mangrove ecosystems in support of climate change adaptation of women and their vulnerable communities; and (3) increased benefits of mangrove ecosystem conservation in marine protected areas for women and their communities vulnerable to climate change.
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SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development
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International Development Assistance Program
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