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An international solidarity volunteer for the Great Green Wall 
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An international solidarity volunteer for the Great Green Wall 

Created in 2007, the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) is a holistic, inclusive, and multi-sectoral approach to providing concrete, sustainable solutions to environmental and human development challenges in Africa’s drylands. It demonstrates the political commitment of Sahelian countries to combat land degradation and drought, food insecurity and poverty.  

Since 2012, CARI and its Sahelian partners in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have been conducting advocacy actions to ensure the participation and effective involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the GGW framework, notably through the Sahel Desertification Network  (ReSaD)

Marie-Ange, our PASS-LCD volunteer

As part of the PASS-LCD project and in conjunction with France Volontaire’s program “Volontaires pour la Grande Muraille Verte“, CARI has recruited an international solidarity volunteer for 1 year.

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Marie-Ange Sawadogo, a student in her 2nd year of a master’s degree in development studies, specializing in agricultural development and economic policies at Parsi 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is currently based in Dakar, Senegal, working with the ENDA Pronat team, one of the project’s partners.  

Marie-Ange is supporting the coordination of PASS-LCD on the Great Green Wall Initiative, to accompany the Sahelian partners of the Réseau Sahel Desertification and ENDA Pronat in the process of strengthening and enhancing the role of civil society organizations in the implementation and achievement of the GGW objectives.  

The main tasks of our volunteer will be to characterize the civil society organizations contributing to the implementation of the Initiative; to raise awareness among Sahelian CSOs of the benefits of contributing to the mechanisms for monitoring GMV actions; to help build the capacity of local Sahelian CSOs by supporting training courses on project development and access to financing in connection with sustainable land management; and finally, to participate in the monitoring of information on the progress of the Initiative and the dissemination of information to partners.  

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