Multisectoral support for recovery after COVID-19 in Senegal

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,982,049
Timeframe: March 24, 2021 - December 31, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Senegal - $ 19,982,049.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (35.00 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (19.00 %)

Protection (8.00 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (7.00 %)

Other (5.00 %)

WASH (5.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (8.00 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (5.00 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (4.00 %)

Primary Health Care (3.00 %)

Nutrition (1.00 %)

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This project aims to improve the well being of the most vulnerable children, particularly young girls and adolescent girls, by supporting the relaunch and improving the quality of essential services in health, nutrition, education and child protection that have been delayed or disrupted in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The project also aims to reduce gender inequalities and support the empowerment of women and girls to increase their resilience to crises and strengthen their role at the social, economic and community level. Finally, the project improves the planning, management, coordination and collaborative response associated with the current crisis, while laying the groundwork for the more effective management of future crises.

Project activities include:

(1) building staff capacity and strengthening health, education and child protection structures and facilities through training, the supply of equipment, and the procurement and distribution of essential nutritional inputs; (2) implementing special measures to respond to the specific challenges caused by the pandemic, such as financial support to address the risk of children dropping out of school, supporting children to return to school, and the civil registration of undeclared children; (3) strengthening the skills and resilience of women and girls to participate in and lead initiatives that focus on civic engagement, advocating for their rights, entrepreneurship and decision making within their communities; and (4) strengthening the intra- and inter sectoral structures and mechanisms for evidence-based decision making at the central and decentralized levels, taking into account gender dimensions in order to better respond to the challenges that have been exacerbated by the health crisis.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Children, boys Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: 61,799
Total Indirect Population: 1,246
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188 community actors trained in the prevention of sexual and physical violence and abuse against children
1,246 victims of violence provided with access to care services
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to quality social services in health, nutrition, education and child protection involving communities to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic; (2) improved resilience among women and girls within their communities to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic; and (3) improved and gender sensitive follow up and coordination of the sectoral responses to address the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) provided vitamin A supplements to 41,056 children aged 6 to 59 months (including 12,759 girls); (2) installed reading corners in 300 public elementary schools. This initiative has been very well received by students and teachers since schools did not have access to such resources before; (3) provided essential equipment (hygiene, mattresses, mats, mosquito nets) to 104 Daaras (Koranic schools). This equipment is used to improve the conditions and safety of children; (4) trained 188 community actors in the use of a platform for the prevention of sexual and physical violence and abuse against children. Departmental child protection committees have strengthened their capacity to detect and report cases of violence against children. As a result, 1,246 child victims of violence (including 482 girls and 764 boys) have been provided with access to care services; (5) provided academic support and tutoring to 5,555 students at risk of dropping out of school (57% of whom are girls) to prepare them for the elementary school final exams. This initiative enabled 4,374 adolescents (the majority of whom were girls) to resume their schooling and write the national exams; and (6) In 2021-2022, this project helped regularize the situation of 15,000 students in the intervention regions.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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