Cultivating aquaponics, women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in STEMs


Description of the project: In 2019, Action for Youth and the Environment (AYE) trained 300 women throughout the Datcheka, Guidiguis, Tchatibali, and Maroua communities in Northern Cameroon to grow organic foods using innovative, climate adapted farming methods. The project taught young women and girls to use hydroponic and aquaponic growth systems to challenge food insecurity… Read More



Women revolutionizing the shea butter sector


Description of the project: In the village of Kelizio, Togo, women build on the production of shea butter to strengthen their economic autonomy. 50 shea butter producers decided to install a photovoltaic (PV) solar plant to power their mill. They are decarbonizing their product processing and strengthening the sustainability of this sector. They invested in… Read More


Support program for women prisoners in Rwanda’s prisons


Description of the project: Esperanza Humura carries out a program supporting women prisoners in Rwanda with a holistic approach. It includes awareness raising on their human rights and legal assistance, capacity building for future economic self-sufficiency, promotion of their nutritional health and that of their young children detained with them, as well as organic waste… Read More


Women protect forest biodiversity and resilience through indigenous knowledge


Description of the project: PIFEVA -Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives, focuses on documenting and revitalizing the traditional knowledge held by indigineous communities to protect forest biodiversity in the Mwenga territory of the DRC. The project strengthened the capacities of 60 indigenous women and 60 young people in forest communities, to enhance the climate resilience of… Read More


CAEPA Cameroon: supporting women’s climate justice solutions in agriculture


Description of the project: Community Agriculture and Environmental Protection Association (CAEPA) Cameroon improves the livelihoods of women farmers in the Northwest by introducing new sustainable farming technologies and ensuring their equal access to land ownership. 500 families have been trained in enhancing soil quality, protecting water sources and developing sustainable cropping systems. They were supported… Read More


Ancestral know-how and innovative technologies help women producers of salt and rice preserve the mangroves


Description of the project: The DEDURAM project aims to improve the livelihoods of women and communities in the mangroves of Guinea-Bissau, through sustainable management of space, energy and natural resources. North-South knowledge exchange and capacity-building of women producers contribute to structure and develop the salt and rice value chain in the mangroves. 2000 family farms,… Read More



Women cooperatives of Ireli fight desertification in Mali


Description of the Project: This project, initiated in Mali by ADESAF and co-constructed with the local population, contributes to the fight against the silting up of arable land in an area threatened by desertification. This initiative guarantees access to land for 276 women farmers who have received arable land plots, and been trained in agro-ecological… Read More


Mayombe’s mamas produce banana chips to fight against deforestation


Project description: ESI Congo works on improving women’s livelihoods in the villages of Loaka and Magne in southwestern Congo while preserving the Mayombe forest. An agroforestry platform was created and is managed by a women’s group; the processing of plantains into banana chips and their sales provide new income to the wives of former hunters,… Read More


Circular economy and women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso


Description of the project: The project supports 100 microsmall and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), with a focus on feminized sectors, to adopt sustainable production and management methods. Technical support is provided on resource efficiency and clean production (ERPP), industrial symbiosis (IS), and energy auditing. Economic and environmental benefits have been evaluated. The impact for at least… Read More


Recovery of water hyacinth and its transformation for environmental purposes


Description of the project: The project focuses on reducing degradation of the Niger River ecosystem, raising public awareness and strengthening the capacity of women’s organizations. It strives to prevent colonization of water hyacinth to local water bodies and exploitable lands by organizing the recovery of plants, and composting in a dedicated site by a group… Read More



E-FAITOU: accelerating the energy transition by providing solar mobile services to women farmers


Description of the project: E-FAITOU facilitates access to solar energy for women farmers in Senegal through an innovative and inclusive concept of mobile multi-service trucks offering rental of solar equipment and post-harvest processing equipment (dryers, mills, refrigerators), charging stations, and digital platforms. Women farmers’ chores are alleviated through mechanized processing of their harvest, facilitated access… Read More


Women processing fish on the path to a circular economy at Guet Ndar, Saint-Louis of Senegal


Description of the project: In Saint-Louis, Senegal, fish smoking, a women’s activity, still uses expensive, high-emitting and polluting sources of energy. This pilot project proposes a sustainable, economical and ecological energy solution for a Group of Collective Interest (GIE) consisting of 700 women fish-processors. By recovering waste from their activities through composting units (organic fertilizer)… Read More


Women solar engineers crossing frontiers to spread clean, affordable energy solutions in rural communities


Description of the project: This South-South cooperation between grassroots communities of India and Cameroon builds women’s capacities as solar engineers that provide energy solutions adapted to local needs around agriculture, household electrification and education. Thanks to the Barefoot College in India, 20 women in the Fako district of Cameroon have been trained to install solar… Read More




Land for Life: farming communities develop innovative agroforestry system preserving the rainforests and ensuring better livelihoods


Description of the project: Inga-alley cropping is a simple but revolutionary agroforestry system that provides sustainable alternatives to old subsistence farming practices destroying the rainforest. Inga trees are planted in hedgerows between rows of food crops. Growing rapidly, the trees essentially recreate a rainforest that is managed by a virtuous cycle of yearly pruning after… Read More


Advocacy for women’s right to land ownership through DRC’s land


Description of the project: This project advocates in 4 regions of DRC for national authorities and customary leaders to acknowledge the rights of women on lands and forests and strengthen their participation in climate action. Based on an assessment of women’s legal land tenure rights and local practices, an advocacy tool was created and used… Read More