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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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Preschool

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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News

The legacy of a tooth brush…

At times, it can be somewhat tricky to visualize valuable development activities. While donors naturally want to see how their funds are utilised, quite often the most meaningful structural inputs in a society are impossible to immortalize in a photo.

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Cleanest place in the Sahel?

– People are extremely open, friendly and… fun!

When Sofie Malm elaborates on benefits like better health and better living, she cannot help also highlighting her personal memories of visiting Nakamtenga. In a filmed interview with Röda Korset’s Folk High School, she presents the recent launch of much improved waste management.

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A mixed (indeed!) container on its way

Let us hope that the persons opening the container are informed about its content. Otherwise, revealing a life sized ripped up doll with various internal organs on display may cause some consternation.

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