Gambia
We know we would not be around in 30 years when the Borassus palm we planted reach full maturity, our children and grandchildren would however be around to reap the benefits.
Beneficiary
Dalasi Kafo woman

Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2008
# of Projects 79
Total Grant Amount US$ 2,219,760
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 715,075
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 889,860

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Biodiversity
Chemicals
Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio in which youth have played a l,eading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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Awards
2013 - The Wolfgam Newman Energy Globe National Award 2013

The Wolfgang Neumann Energy Globe Award is awarded anually to projects focusing on promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and conservation of natural resources. SGP funded project "Coastal communities resilience enhancing project" was the receiver of this award this year.

2012 - Equator Award

Oyster Women' Association is  a local CBO with a membership of 500 women drawn from 15 communities living around one of our major wetlands – The Tanbi Wetlands (6, 324 hectares) which was the first Ramsar site of The Gambia. This wetland is a protected reserve and located in an estuary at the month of The River Gambia. It plays a major role as a fish breeding site and has a mangrove vegetation where the women living around harvest oysters for a living. The wetland has undergone major degradation in the past due to resource mismanagement, logging, pollution and farming activities. Having realized that the protection of Tanbi wetlands is crucial to their continuous livelihoods, Try Oyster Women's Association came up with a project called " Conservation and sustainable management of the mangrove ecosystem of the Tanbi National park and its peripheral communities."

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