West Africa

West Africa

Investing in the Safety and Integrity of Adolescent Girls (I-SING) in North East Nigeria
The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The fresh injection of EUR 125 million will be used for the swift launch of new initiatives, which are in line with the priorities set by the G5 Sahel to enhance development and security. The measures will focus on boosting the resilience and social cohesion of the most vulnerable groups in the cross-border regions.
Décision de la Commission du 29.10.2018 relative à une mesure individuelle en faveur de la Guinée-Bissau à financer sur le 11e Fonds européen de développement.
Commission Decision of 17.9.2018 on the individual measure in favour of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund.
I-SING (Investing in the Safety and Integrity of Adolescent Girls) is a two-year programme, funded by the European Union via the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – EUTF, which will run from September 2016 to January 2019. It seeks to improve the safety, livelihood and personal agency of adolescent girls in North East Nigeria. I-SING targets 12,000 adolescent girls and 5,000 adolescent boys with life skills, reproductive health knowledge, psycho-social support, financial literacy and job readiness and livelihood trainings delivered within safe spaces.
Kebbeh Dolo, a 21-year-old farmer in the Nyanta Community, which is located 50 kilometer from Gbarnga the Capital City of the County, is a vegetable farmer engaged with the production of bitter balls (garden eggs) and hot pepper. Through the LICSIP project she is now being trained in becoming a cocoa farmer. The photo depicts her amidst her seedlings.
Young female farmer Martha G. Kollie, 32 years old and a mother or 4 children, is one of the many farmers that are benefiting from the implementation of the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme - LICSIP, funded by the European Union in Liberia and Solidaridad West Africa. The Programme is implemented by Solidaridad West Africa - Liberia.Martha, like several other farmers, has received improved cocoa seedlings, trainings on Best Management Practice for Cocoa and others.
The objective of this project is to create a vibrant, competitive and profitable cocoa economy driven by farmer groups/associations and private cocoa supply chain companies.
This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union's (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its two commitments in nutrition : - to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025 - to ensure the allocation of EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 to improve nutrition in developing countries.
The overall objective of this project is to create a vibrant, competitive and profitable cocoa economy driven primarily by farmer groups/associations and private cocoa supply chain companies, within a robust national regulatory and institutional framework.

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