Empowerment of the Young Women of Ouagadougou and Guédiawaye

Reporting Organization:Centre de solidarite internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,006,865
Timeframe: August 27, 2019 - May 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Centre de solidarite internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burkina Faso - $ 503,432.50 (50.00%)

Senegal - $ 503,432.50 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Education (32.88 %)

Financing for Development (20.76 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (6.36 %)

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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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: 545
Total Indirect Population: 8,928
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Results & Indicators

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.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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