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The RESILIENCE project aims to improve the economic empowerment of rural women in Casamance

Period of Implementation

March 2021 - March 2026

Geographic scope

Africa: Senegal


$ 7,418,103
€ 7 064 860


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)


Agriculture & Fisheries, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


The RESILIENCE project aims to improve the economic empowerment of rural women in Casamance. The project will provide financial education and integration of women with rural partners to access agricultural and financial products and services. Cooperatives, groups and financial institutions will be supported to deliver products and services that meet women's needs and expectations. Agricultural insurance will be integrated into this offer of products and services in order to provide a solution for the management of natural and climatic risks. The Compagnie Nationale d'Assurances Agricoles du Sénégal (CNAAS) will be supported to develop an insurance offer that will help rural women adapt to climate change.

Project Objectives

To improve economic empowerment of rural women through financial education and access to agricultural and financial services, including agricultural insurance.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action

Main Indicators

1) Percentage of households where women are involved in economic decisions, 2) Number of women using agricultural insurance as a CC adaption mecanism, 3) Number of association with a commercial link with financial or agricultural services providers, 4) Number of cooperatives and MFI delivering climate smart agricultural services adapted to women's needs, 5) Amont of loans deliverd to women and covered by agricultural insurance.

Impact Measurement

ImpactCoop, SOCODEVI Women's Empowerment Index (WEI), Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 175

Individuals: 35000

Local stakeholders

Small and medium size producers cooperatives

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender