Strengthening Adaptation Capacities of Disabled Women through Climate Resilient Agriculture and Income Generation Activities.
Strengthening Adaptation Capacities of Disabled Women through Climate Resilient Agriculture and Income Generation Activities.
The proposed project is specifically designed to strengthen the adaptation capacities and promote the economic empowerment of 50 disabled women farmers to engage in commercially viable and climate-resilient agricultural productivity programs for three (3)months. The project overall goal is to improve the livelihood and economic status of disabled women farmers through building their adaptation and resilience capacities to overcome negative impact climate change had on their agricultural productivity, social and economic progression.

Also, this proposed project aims at delivering interventions that will mainstream the involvement and benefit of 50 disabled women farmers in climate-resilient agricultural productivity program that will improve their livelihood status, adaptation levels, resilience capacities, social and economic progression of the already marginalized disability women populace, within the contexts of change climate, poverty reduction and social integration. The project measurable indicators include but not limited to; (i) the number of disabled women farmers that participate and contribute in sustainable forests and wetlands management,(ii) the number of disabled women engaged in agricultural productivity that are adaptable and resilient to climate change impacts, (iii)the number of disabled women that have greater access climate friendly agricultural inputs including improved technology (iv) the number of disabled women farmers that have access to markets and credit facilities,(vi) mainstream and improving women farmers participation and benefit in value chain agro-marketing and climate resilient agriculture programs

However, project stipulated activities will include but not limited to; (i) engaging 50 disabled women farmers to plant 1000 economic trees to contribute to local afforestation efforts (ii) engaging 50 disabled women farmers in planting Eco beans for profits and for improving soil fertility(iii) carry out advocacy for the implementation of gender and disability responsive land laws beneficial to disabled women farmers( iv) conduct workshops that will improve the agency and voice of disabled women farmers in community environmental conservation programs (v) conduct workshops that extend forest conservation and environmental awareness education to 50 disabled women farmers(vi) provide assorted planting tools,seeds,seedlings,potato vines and other planting equipment to create alternative livelihoods for 50 disabled women farmers(vii) provide storage and processing facilities for eco-cassava (viii) provide small scale livestock for alternative income generation for 50 disabled women farmers (ix) conduct capacity building trainings that will extend financial literacy skills that will benefit 50 disabled women farmers (x) conduct capacity building that will extend value addition skills that will promote 50 disabled women farmers engagement in value-chain and climate-resilient agro processing industry. (xi) Extend credit facilities to 50 disabled women farmers to engage in alternative climate-resilient income generation activities.

Project Snapshot

Serve Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 15,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,000.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
- The knowledge management of this project will start with Incorporation of Indigenous Ideas, disability concerns and climate resilience livelihoods in Forest Management. Indigenous people have been using traditional knowledge and practices that have led to sustainable Forest management in many communities. This proves beyond reasonable doubts that indigenous people therefore are blessed with the ideas that will support trees planting and afforestation projects to survive and thrive. This project commits to respect, preserve, maintain and utilize knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for trees planting and afforestation. - Project Knowledge shall be extended to many stakeholders and beneficiaries through the conduction of policy literacy and analysis of Sierra Leone Forestry policy 0f 2012 and Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Policy of 2009. And Project Knowledge management strategy shall also be done through information sharing and awareness raising sessions that will be conducted through workshops/town hall meetings.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
All project related sensitization and awareness raising activities shall be placed in the hands of indigenous people and the very indigenous people shall take the lead to execute same. All project related sensitization and awareness raising activities shall be done in local languages best understood by the indigenous people. Establishment of Anti-Deforestation bye laws shall be done within the context, knowledge, understanding and acceptability of the indigenous people
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Hectares of degraded land rest 200
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 60

Grantee Contact

Mr. Promise Kargbo
Phone: +23278241319


33A New Kaindeyama Road, Nyagolihun Section, Bo
Kakua Chiefdom , South , +232

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
+232 76 789 985
Mr. Desmond Luseni