Lambassa ICA Benin is conducting a project called “Rural Women’s Contributions to Sustainable Development: Local Dialogue” from August to December 2015.
This project initiated by International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD) serves as a strategy to engage rural women in the development agenda. The Dialogues are part of a global effort to advocate for the implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in that:
- Rural areas are not deficient but a proud place with an economic future.
- Grassroots women have vision for transformative rural development (linked with urban areas).
- Grassroots women make innovative contributions to rural development.
- Partnership between grassroots women, governments, institutions, and other members of civil society are a solution for development process and implementation of development programs.
This initiative is ongoing in five communities of the region of Donga: two in the district of Ouaké and three in the district of Djougou.
Several stakeholders are involved in our activities, namely, women groups, community, religious and traditional leaders; officers of the ministry in charge of agriculture and fishing; political authorities and media.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, December 2015.