Enabling Women’s Potential in Peace Processes in the Sahel

Reporting Organization:Universite de Montreal - Service de l'admission et du recrutement (SAR)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 919,131
Timeframe: February 28, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Universite de Montreal - Service de l'admission et du recrutement (SAR)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burkina Faso - $ 165,443.58 (18.00%)

Chad - $ 165,443.58 (18.00%)

Mali - $ 165,443.58 (18.00%)

Mauritania - $ 165,443.58 (18.00%)

Niger (the) - $ 165,443.58 (18.00%)

Côte d’Ivoire - $ 91,913.10 (10.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Protection (36 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (24 %)

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The purpose of the initiative is to prepare women from conflict-affected Francophone countries to participate fully in current and/or future peace processes. This is done by offering them a cycle of technical training as well as tools so they can fully participate in the various steps of the peace process. The project seeks to address the shortage of training in French in this area. It is aimed at women leaders who have distinguished themselves through their involvement in the community, politics, the economy and/or society, and who come from the Sahel region (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania and Chad) as well as Côte d’Ivoire. The training takes place in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and/or at the École de Maintien de la Paix in Bamako, Mali. The project includes the following activities: (1) enhancing participants’ knowledge of various topics relating to the peace process; (2) building relationships among the various participants; (3) introducing participants to potential peace process partners, donors and stakeholders to encourage their involvement.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The project’s expected results are as follows: (1) a change in behaviour among the women participants, in that they are empowered in their actions; (2) a change in practice among the participants, in that they undertake collective action and support each other’s involvement in peace processes; (3) a change in performance, in that participants are more involved in local, regional and national peace processes.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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