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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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Even this dry soil will improve people lives – with new knowledge

The light Sahara sand dust creates a haze almost blocking the early morning sun. It is already approaching 40 degrees when Susanne, Jari and Noël arrive at their plots and start working the soil, adding another cloud of fine gravel to the air.

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Egg-painting always a certain success!

Sill and surströmming and kräftor, snapsånger, Midnatt råder and Små grodorna.
That is, respectively: Raw herring, rotten herring, sweet water crayfish party, drinking songs, Lucia celebration in white robes and dunce hats plus weird bouncing around the Midsummer pole.
Behold this mix of Swedish contribution to global cultural exchange.

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Day and night, the sun is running the health centre

Corona made it even more clear: resilience in a society is about not being dependent on the state or other actors, when it comes to the most basic human needs! Even if we are cut-off from the world in another lock down, we will be self-reliant when it comes to energy so that we can keep the health centre functioning and charge our phones so that we can communicate and receive important information.

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