texture_top home_button logo Version Française
photos

Grants Awarded | Niger River Basin

Association d'Appui a la Promotion du Developpement Durable des Communautes (APDC)
Bogande, Burkina Faso

APDC grew out of a 15-year program formed and supported by World Neighbors and became established in 2002 as an independent, locally registered organization working in the Gnagna province of Burkina Faso’s eastern region. It aims to create sustainable and equitable development by strengthening rural communities so they can lead their own development processes. In particular, APDC supports two district-wide community associations, Torim Mani and Koalla Mani, whose membership is made up of women and men from hundreds of villages. Its areas of focus include community capacity building, sustainable agriculture and food security, literacy training, community and reproductive health, and income- generating activities.

2010$89,2173 years
This grant enables APDC to consolidate the achievements of 58 rural women’s groups and support additional groups through the establishment of rural women’s unions that can better represent their interests through advocacy and resource mobilization. In particular, APDC will promote sustainable development in marginalized communities by enhancing the capacity and leadership of rural women’s groups to become self-sufficient. This grant will conclude eight years of funding and is expected to result in APDC making a significant shift to supporting the leadership and autonomy of rural women’s groups and diversifying its own funding sources. Additionally, APDC will ensure ongoing technical support to highly marginalized communities in the areas of sustainable agriculture, food security, community development, and reproductive health.
2009$33,4371 year
This grant enables APDC to strengthen rural women’s status and leadership in the Gnagna province of eastern Burkina Faso. Specifically, the grant enables APDC to support 15 new rural women’s organizations as well as increase financial resources to 25 rural women’s organizations. APDC will hold trainings on agricultural activities, leadership, and women’s rights, as well as conduct community awareness campaigns on gender equity and family law.
2009$3,1216 months
This grant enables a staff member of APDC to attend a convening in Mbour, Senegal, with the purpose of strengthening and improving the quality and effectiveness of community grantmaking programs.
2008$59,2891 year
This grant continues to support APDC’s work with rural communities in the province of Gnagna in eastern Burkina Faso, with a focus on strengthening women’s organizations, leadership, resources and networks. It also supports APDC to improve the way it monitors, evaluates and documents the impact of its work on rural communities, particularly women.
2008$10,2826 months
This grant enables a staff and a community member of APDC to be part of a rural women’s delegation attending the 2008 AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development, in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of sharing knowledge, building connections, and informing strategies.
2007$50,0231 year
This grant builds upon the achievements of the previous grant to improve the living conditions and social status of rural women in Gnagna province. The grant continues to provide support to activities benefiting women in the areas of land management, income generation, organizational development, advocacy, and women’s rights and leadership.
2006$43,4901 year
This grant builds on the achievements realized in a previous grant to develop the leadership and capacity of rural women in Gnagna province. Specifically, the grant supports Torim Mani and Koalla Mani to carry out activities benefiting rural women in the areas of land management, income generation, organizational development, advocacy and program monitoring and evaluation.
2006$9,9246 months
This grant enables a member of staff and two young rural women leaders to participate in the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. They will share with other delegates the impact of their work on the socio-economic conditions of rural women in Gnagna Province, Burkina Faso.
2005$4,4126 months
This grant is for two staff members and two rural women leaders to participate in the World Social Forum 2006 in Bamako, Mali. APDC will organize and offer a workshop on the impact of the Gnagna program on female leadership in rural areas.
2004$30,4501 year
The purpose of this grant is to improve the socio-economic conditions and leadership of rural women in Gnagna province. Specifically, APDC will assist two community associations, Torim Mani and Koalla Mani, to improve the capacity of rural women to increase their incomes; the associations will also work to sensitize both men and women about women’s rights on a community-wide basis.

<< Back to previous page

   
    end