Toward a Productive Community at Malika (Sénégal) : an Experience in Participatory Management

This project is being carried out in parallel with a research-action project entitled, Mbeubeuss Landfill : Exploring Options to Protect Health, the Environment, and Livelihoods in Sénégal (103801). The project envisions a healthy, sustainable, inclusive and culturally appropriate built environment in support of productive communities on the urban periphery where agricultural production must reconcile with (often informal) urbanization.

The emphasis will be placed on simple, accessible means of facilitating horticulture and animal husbandry, in-situ water and waste treatment, and the use of recycled materials from the landfill in construction.

The project will include various measures to transfer the lessons learned to training programs and interventions at the municipal and national level.

Project ID

104908

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

End Date

Monday, April 1, 2013

Duration

42 months

IDRC Officer

Braun, Heidi

Total funding

CA$ 450,000

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Senegal

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

André Casault

Institution

Université Laval

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.ulaval.ca