Côte d'Ivoire/ Resilience to climate change in Africa: Microproject leaders learn technical and financial management guidelines and procedures in Abidjan
More than twenty participants from eleven (11) countries of the sub-region met from March 13 to 17, in Abidjan, to participate in a regional workshop on the presentation of the selected micro-projects in order to appropriate the instructions and procedures of technical and financial management of their micro-projects. This was done to ensure a more effective and efficient implementation with more impact for the beneficiaries.
This regional workshop, according to Alphonse Kouamé, food system project manager at the general secretariat of Inades-formation in Abidjan, is part of the implementation of a project to scale up climate resilience experiences. Abidjan, is part of the implementation of a project to scale up climate resilience experiences.
"From 2019 to 2021, we carried out a project of capitalization of climate resilience experience with the support of the Spanish Basque government. This has allowed us to capitalize and select 50 experiences from 11 countries," he instructed.
Indicating that there is a second phase of the project funded that is underway. It is therefore to scale up the experiences that have been capitalized. To do this, 17 microprojects from 11 countries have been analyzed, selected and funded.
Hence this meeting of exchanges around these projects in Abidjan in order to analyze them, appropriate the management procedures of these projects.
Each participant will implement his project in his country. And at the end, there will be evaluations, he said.
In Côte d'Ivoire, an organization housed within the University of Cocody has scaled up an experiment conducted in Congo in Kivu. The theme of the project is "one student, one tree". The project focuses on education for eco-citizenship. It will be developed in Azureti.
In addition to Côte d'Ivoire, several microprojects with a direct impact on local populations are developed by the participants. This is the case of the microproject on the governance of a local seed system for the fight against climate change. This microproject is implemented in Togo. "It is carried out with the support of women's cooperatives in the Assimi classified forest. We are working on the restoration and development of the Assimi classified forest. Especially, the activities we have conducted with the 12 women's cooperatives," explained N'Tchakpé Kokou Dodji Arani, representative of the NGO Jve Togo.
According to him, at the end of the project at least 240 members of these different cooperatives will be more aware of this issue of the valorization of farmers' seeds. And these 240 farmers in addition to 50 agricultural producers from 4 prefectures of the Grand Clotto area will adopt these improved local seeds tested and made available to them. This will allow for a large scale multiplication.
To return to the project in question, which brings together 11 countries in Abidjan, it should be recalled that the first phase entitled "Study-capitalization of good practices in the face of the challenges of climate change and local governance in sub-Saharan Africa", is supported by ABCD for the period 2018-2020. This phase has allowed the capitalization of 50 field experiences and 19 governance experiences in 11 African countries and carried out by a diversity of actors including public services specialized in the management of the environment and climate change, civil society and agricultural organizations.
Based on the achievements of this pilot project, a second phase of the project has been financed by the partner ABCD for the period 2022-2024. In this plan, a first pillar is to scale up these good experiences developed by communities in African countries, in adaptation, mitigation and resilience to climate change. The second pillar is to support the dynamics of citizen monitoring of the associated policy and regulatory frameworks. The overall cost of the project is around 300 million CFA francs for 11 countries.