Côte d'Ivoire - Women leaders of the Marahoué National Park region, trained on women's rights and life skills

Participants in a training on women's rights and life skills in Bouaflé

Bouaflé, August 14, 2022 (AIP)- A total of 28 women leaders, residents of the Marahoué National Park, benefited, on Saturday August 13, 2022, in Bouaflé, from training on women's rights and life skills, at the initiative of the Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI).

This training of these women, from Dabouzra, Gobazra, Garango, Danangoro and Bonon, is part of the “BENKADI” project, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It generally aims to strengthen the resilience of women through their effective participation in the fight against climate change.

Five modules were covered during this training. These are life skills, women's rights, women's participation in community management, the place of women in the preservation of national parks and the advocacy process in the community.

The participants said they acquired new knowledge that will enable them to develop leadership, fight against climate change and become more involved in the preservation of the Marahoué National Park.

"BENKADI" is a five-year (2021-2025) advocacy project, which aims to improve the resilience of vulnerable groups to the consequences of climate change, especially women, young people and people in disability status.