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CCASE WEP Burkina Faso


09/23 - 03/24


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The project aims to create a dynamic that will empower young people, vulnerable women and women displaced by insecurity. To achieve this, WEP will use a "Do-It-Yourself" policy with its beneficiaries, who will be identified on the basis of a selection grid. Investment, capacity-building, advocacy and promotion of popular CDNs will be undertaken for the benefit of these beneficiaries.The project will help to protect the environment and increase the financial capacity of women in peri-urban and rural areas, including internally displaced persons. It will also contribute to the promotion of climate justice and the involvement of CSOs in the NDC review process in Burkina Faso.  The project intends to recycle unused residues, transforming them mainly into biochar and briquettes, and also using them to run the biodigester. The biochar produced will be used to fertilise poor soils. The briquettes produced will be used as cooking fuel by the women, but also sold by them to generate income. The biodigester will have two, or even multiple, uses: it will provide bioenergy for lighting, fuel for the women's cooking, and also fertiliser thanks to the bio-digestate. Two biodigesters are planned as part of this project, one at the WEP agroecological centre (central region) and the other in the commune of Laye (central plateau region). The project therefore contributes to CABF's three strategic objectives in that it addresses resilience, the promotion of renewable energy and gender equality. By increasing women's economic power, they will be better regarded by their husbands and even in the village.  What's more, in the two regions of Plateau Central and Centre, women do not have the right to own land. They have access to it through their husbands for annual crops (groundnuts, cowpeas, sorrel, etc.). As part of a project implemented by WEP on "food sovereignty and women's leadership", advocacy work was carried out with customary authorities and landowners to improve women farmers' access to land. This project, which has achieved a number of results, is due to end in March 2024. This project will reinforce the advocacy work carried out under the above-mentioned project. This will facilitate the granting and securing of land for the targeted groups. In addition, the project will help women and displaced people to obtain and secure their land in order to avoid evictions and land disputes after the project.   During the project, capacity-building sessions will be held for beneficiaries on agricultural production techniques, marketing, installation of solar equipment, women's leadership, CDNs and advocacy techniques