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Pauline Conde, Development coordinator and contact person Yennenga Center
Pauline Conde, Development coordinator and contact person Yennenga Center

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Local projects go glocal

Yennenga Progress goes beyond the eye catching problems, with a totally holistic approach, covering all the UN Global Goals and adapting an entrepreneurial thinking. Local needs to support daily life is identified and developed in the village Nakamtenga, in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Competence for change

The Yennenga Progress global network of competence, gives Change Makers locally, continuous further training, on their request, with tools and knowledge they need for the next step of development. Collaboration is born to find good solutions, fulfill the needs and create best practice to help others achieve the UN Global Goals.

Sustainable societies

Yennenga Progress is now creating a model to achieve the UN Global Goals through social franchising. Jobs are created and the long term goal is for the villages to become independent, funding their own welfare. Lasting progress emerge by local efforts together with international partnership.

We need you!

One of the most important aspects of Yennenga Progress is the partnership network. We match relevant people in our network with ideas, activities, and projects where their competence will be most valuable.

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The women in the village of Nakamtenga voiced the need for better education for their children and knew the existing school system made it very hard for their children to succeed and create a better future.

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Food Security and Climate Adaptation

As soil depletion and climate change affect crops, the need for small-scale food producers to adapt cultivation methods and crops to the new conditions is increasing. We are continuously working on finding new solutions.

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Sexual & Reproductive Health

Five women per day die on average in pregnancy and childbirth in Burkina Faso because of poverty; lack of information and poor access to health care.

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Sustainable Energy

The entire population of the village should have access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services and it should be renewable. We are continuously working solutions both on a structural level and at the family level.

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Bruno, 13, is digitalizing the Sahel

In many parts of the world, talented and ambitious young people face a gigantic threshold keeping them out of higher education: Poverty.

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A new hashtag – #mycoronapromise

In spine-chilling tales, we often hear the main character say: if I survive this I promise to... and then something positive, of course, that the person may have said before, but had not taken sufficiently into consideration to implement it.
Maybe the corona crisis is that spine-chilling tale and you are the main character?
(NB. Text in Swedish available in the lower half of this page)

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Corona hours - A Time for Learning!

In our village Nakamtenga, as everywhere on earth, measures are taken to meet Corona, or rather avoid Corona. It is important that we do not expose those who are at risk. I feel immense gratitude for the huge capacity of action and the efforts to quickly change our life patterns, which the world has shown instantly! What lessons can we draw and how do we use this power to address all the big issues that will create a better world – and obviously in no time if we all do it together?

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