Ref N° 646

Sustainable Development of the Ménaka Region- Phase 2

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 8 000 000
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
January 2020
End date
February 2023
Number of staff provided
8.096 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The project’s aim is to contribute to stabilising the Ménaka region by ‘contributing to its economic revival and to improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the Ménaka region.

The project carries on from an initial phase of 12 months which aimed to quickly put into place concrete actions to support the inhabitants of the Ménaka region through carrying out/restoring small-scale infrastructure projects whether commercial or related to sanitation and the primary needs of the town of Ménaka, whilst supporting the workers.

During the second stage of the project the DDM aims to:

1. Improve the living conditions and quality of life for the inhabitants of the region through the development and recovery of social and hygiene structures and of infrastructures with economic significance (component 1). The following results are expected:

  • Stimulation of the local economic sectors through the construction and recovery of functional production and commercial infrastructure;
  • Access to water and an improvement in hygiene and the urban environment in the main areas where the population is concentrated, through the construction and recovery of water and sanitation infrastructure; and
  • To have public operators, groups of users, civil society organisations and private operators making sure that the infrastructure is well-managed and participating in local area improvement initiatives.

2. Encourage the socio-economic integration of young men and women through the provision of pertinent and well-adapted schemes which help them along the education- training- professional integration continuum. These schemes will be managed through mixed partnerships between the public and private sectors (component 2). The following results are expected:

  • An improvement in the employability of young people due to access to pertinent and high-quality skills training;
  • More opportunities for young men and women to be self-employed due to functional information, support, and socio-professional integration services, which are adapted to meet the needs of the job market and the aspirations of the target public; and
  • To have professional organisations and civil society organisations making sure that skills training schemes and professional integration services are being run well, in close collaboration with the decentralised and regional state bodies such as umbrella organisations.

3. Strengthen social cohesion through activities which strengthen societal connections and which are based on the principles of respect and peace.

Type of services provided

  • Overall operational and financial management of the project;
  • Provision of specialist expertise;
  • Ensuring overall coordination and harmonisation between the actions carried out in the region;
  • Communication and visibility;
  • Putting into place a M&E system; and
  • Reporting.

Main staff provided:

  • Coordinator (30 w/m);
  • Financial and Administrative Advisor (30 w/m);
  • Professional Training Expert (30 w/m);
  • Infrastructure Expert (30 w/m);
  • Environmental and Social Expert (30 w/m);
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (30 w/m);
  • Field Agents (108 w/m);
  • Secretary- Accountant (72 w/m);
  • Short- term Professional Training Support (3 w/m);
  • Other short-term support (5 w/m).

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