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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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How Yennenga is fighting the double burden of malnutrition in Burkina Faso

The concept of "the double burden of malnutrition" is used by the WHO to indicate the coexistence of undernutrition together with being overweight. This sounds paradoxical, overweight and having a shortage of nutrients, but it is the bitter truth. This can be on an individual level: being anemic and overweight, but also on a country level.

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How to make dreams circular

When we have the possibility to start from the beginning, how do we do that correctly? We dream big and envision a future where Burkina Faso is green again, a future where our village is a place where people feel good, and life is circular and sustainable. And the thing is, it is so inspiring and exciting to step by step, thing by thing, try to find the best solution for sustainability. Even the sheets in our guesthouses.

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Vad har en julfest med framtida kvartalsrapporter att göra?

Att säkerställa att barn inte blir undernärda – Så skapar vi friska och driftiga samhällen!
Rapport från julkalendern: Lucka nummer 24 i årets julkalender var en Julfest för barnen på Yennenga-skolorna. Den sponsras av Toftaholms Herrgård. Läs mer nedan om julfesten och varför detta tar världen närmare att nå FNs globala utvecklingsmål och ditt liv.

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