Improving opportunities for income generation and vocational training for Guelendeng-Bongor women in Tchad

Guelendeng and Bongor are cities located in the Mayo Kebbi-East region of Tchad, a very poor agricultural region with an estimated population of 495,000. This region is composed of many villages without drinking water and more than 90% of the women are illiterate.

The fundamental objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of women by increasing their options to have their own economic income. The aim is therefore to improve their professional opportunities in the project area.

The project was developed as part of a consortium of Inades-Formation, the Agricultural Training Center of Bougoudang (CPA), and the Association for Rural Self-Promotion (APR) of Guelendeng. Inades-formation Tchad coordinates and has a specific responsibility for education for citizenship through the dissemination of texts relating to women’s rights, awareness of gender equality in development actions.

Inades-Formation Tchad is also responsible for promoting the development of income-generating activities by strengthening technical and organizational capacities for the management of IGAs and grants for women’s microprojects for the common interest.

The project, which will last 24 months, started in 2016.

Financial partners:

ALBOAN
City of Bilbao

Establishment of the National Committee of Family Farming in Tchad

The project to implement the National Committee of Family Agriculture (CNAF) in Tchad aims to contribute to the improvement of public policies in favor of Family Farming in Tchad.

Specifically, the project intends to set up a functional national committee to promote family farming in Tchad.

The National Committee set up will have to carry out actions of consultation, consolidation of organs, planning, studies, communication, dialogue and advocacy.

This CNAF Tchad will be a structure bringing together farmers’ organizations and civil society committed to family farming. It will have a coordination including a President, a Secretary General and a Treasurer. The charter that will be approved by the members during the General Assembly will determine the internal operating mechanisms.

To date, the CNAF Tchad in gestation includes a provisional technical office which coordinates all the preparatory activities.

The CNAF Tchad in training aims to strengthen the role of agricultural, peasant and artisanal fisheries organizations and to raise awareness among civil society of the importance of supporting Family Farming.

 

The main working priorities are organized, supported and participated in seminars, conferences, forums, studies and advocacy, etc. They also concern the promotion and dissemination of information on family farming.

Also, a dialogue with the government will be undertaken to take into account the aspirations of small producers in national planning documents related to agricultural production (access to productive resources, safeguarding small-scale farming systems, promotion of Agroecology, etc.). To ensure success in advocacy work with governmental agencies dealing with agricultural issues, a lead role will be given to the national producer organizations (CNCPRT), which will coordinate all CNAF activities.

Partner:

World Rural Forum

Development of Youth Entrepreneurship and Resilience

In Tchad, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and weak family structures contribute to making young men vulnerable to radicalization. According to the studies, young people are more tempted to make the adventure with Boko haram, as they hope to improve their living conditions. Concerned about this situation, Inades-Formation Chad has decided to undertake, with the help of its partners, actions that will help young people to have a better life.

The project “Development of youth entrepreneurship and resilience” is therefore aimed at helping to reduce the vulnerability of young people in communities around Lake Chad towards the Boko Haram sect by developing opportunities for youth entrepreneurship in the region. Market gardening and fishing.

The target audience consists of young people aged 15 to 24 and exposed to the threats and influence of the Boko Haram sect. More specifically, 500 young people interested in market gardening and fishing in the Lake Tchad basin sector. There are four sub-divisions in 02 regions that share the Lake Tchad basin, including sub-divisions of La-Loumia, Logoun Gana (Chari-Baguirmi region), Ndjamena Fara and Mani (Hadjer-Lamis region) .

The project is planned for a period of three years from 1 January 2017.

Financial partner

ALBOAN / JESUIT