Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative in Ghana and Senegal

Reporting Organization:Canada World Youth
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,000,000
Timeframe: December 18, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canada World Youth

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 670,000.00 (67.00%)

Senegal - $ 330,000.00 (33.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (66.67 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (33.33 %)

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This project seeks to address COVID-19 challenges through a youth-centered and gender-responsive economic empowerment project. This project aims to increase economic empowerment to strengthen resilience for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) most affected by COVID-19 in targeted areas in Ghana and Senegal. The project’s locally-led approach harnesses proven resources from training, mentoring and curriculum programs in skills development and entrepreneurship through in-person and adapted digital models. Project activities include: (1) sensitizing community members (men, women, boys and girls) on AGYW participation in entrepreneurship; (2) scaling-up economic activities in informal sector opportunities created by COVID-19; (3) providing (COVID-19)-adapted training to AGYW in entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods and support; (4) raising awareness on gender-based violence and support services provided during COVID-19; and (5) building network opportunities for AGYW entrepreneurs and investors. The project aims to reach over 6,700 AGYW in Ghana, over 3,200 AGYW in Senegal and indirectly benefits approximately 50,000 (of which 50% women) in the targeted project areas.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Children, girls Children, boys Adolescent females
Total Direct Population: 9,900
Total Indirect Population: 50,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to resources and services for adolescent girls and young women to maintain their livelihoods in response to COVID-19; and (2) improved entrepreneurship for adolescent girls and young women through business development services that are adaptive in response to COVID-19.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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