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Grants Awarded | Niger River Basin

Federation Gnompinin
Ferkessédougou, Cote d'Ivoire

Federation Gnompinin is a non-governmental organization whose name means “Let us unite and speak with one voice”. It is a coalition of women’s groups established in 2003 by the women leaders of Ferkessédougou in the Tchologo region of northern Côte d’Ivoire. Gnompinin numbers 136 groups with 16,512 women who represent 97% of its total membership. The federation is seeking to reconstruct its organizational capacity in the wake of a decade-long, violent political conflict that disrupted Côte d’Ivoire’s social and economic well-being. Gnompinin currently supports the organizational development of women’s groups and associations; non-agricultural income-generating activities; farming and market gardening activities; health services and HIV/AIDS prevention; and social cohesion and a culture of peace.

2014$24,7141.5 years
This grant strengthens the technical capacity of the member groups of Fédération Gnompinin through marketing and literacy education. The grant also supports a convening of the federation’s member groups’ leaders to discuss and develop strategies to sustain the organization’s social and economic progress.
2013$37,4731 year
This grant advances rural women’s agency in northern Cote d’Ivoire by supporting the production and
commercialization of crops by rural women’s groups, restoring water pumps for clean water; and educating rural populations on women’s rights.
2012$26,5541 year
This grant supports Federation Gnompinin and its members to reconstruct the social and economic fabric of their rural communities after the 10-year civil conflict in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the production and marketing of agricultural products by rural women’s groups.

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