Launch of the ADDOA project

Launch of the ADDOA project

The ‘Support for the sustainable development of the Oases of Adrar in Mauritania’ (ADDOA) project, run by the NGO Tenmiya and CARI in the communes of Atar and Aoujeft (Adrar, Mauritania), began on 1 April 2024. 

Funded by the Agence Française de Développement for a period of three years, the project aims to build the capacity of civil society organisations in oasis communities so that they can take an effective stance on the issue of safeguarding and developing oasis ecosystems in the wilaya of Adrar in northern Mauritania. 

To achieve this, the project partners propose to focus their action on two distinct objectives: 

  1. To provide lasting support for local initiatives to safeguard and develop the oasis system in the municipalities involved, through (i) diagnostic and awareness-raising activities and consultation aimed at improving local stakeholders’ understanding of local development issues, and (ii) capacity-building and support for farmers. 
  1. To provide technical and financial support for initiatives in the oasis agricultural sectors by setting up a green fund to finance support and training for local agricultural initiatives (individual and collective). 

During the first year of activity, the project partners will focus on building the capacity of local stakeholders, as well as carrying out diagnostics and stakeholders mapping with a view to updating or drawing up strategies for the sustainable development of oases in the communes. 

The project is a continuation of the ‘Oasis women, builders of development and creators of value’ (PROFOB) project, which is being run until April 2024 in the communes of Atar and Tawaz, also by the Mauritanian NGO Tenmiya, in partnership with CARI, and the El Velah association. The aim of this project is to support the emancipation of oasis women in the communes of Atar and Tawaz and to encourage female entrepreneurship in value chains. Synergies will be established between these two projects, for the benefit of local populations. 

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