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Diokoul Epicenter (Senegal)


Titre : Diokoul Epicenter (Senegal)

Région /Pays : Sénégal

Zone d’intervention : Kaolack, Senegal

Dates : 01/01/2003 à 12/31/2019


Throughout Africa, The Hunger Project’s Epicenter Strategy mobilizes the population of a cluster of villages within a 10km radius to create an “epicenter,” or a center from which community-led development emanates to the surrounding areas. Through this fully integrated development strategy, community members establish and manage their own programs to address food security, nutrition, health, education, microfinance, water and sanitation. Epicenters follow four distinct phases over a period of about five to eight years on a path toward to sustainable self-reliance.
Diokoul Epicenter is currently in Phase 1, during which communities are mobilized to participate in Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops to develop their own vision of a different future, and local volunteers, called “animators,” create action plans for moving forward. Diokoul epicenter serves 11 villages with a total population of 6,476 women, men and children in the Louga département of Senegal.
During 2014, 73 people participated in The Hunger Project food security workshops at Diokoul Epicenter, through which they learn sustainable practices to improve crop yields. Also in 2014, Diokoul community partners added 2,575 kgs of grain to their community food bank, which provides reliable, pest-free storage for excess harvest and ensures the food security of villagers during the off-season.

Annonce par : The Hunger Project

Financement : Private donations

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Page publiée le 13 août 2015, mise à jour le 9 avril 2018