Where We Work

Mauritania

Population: 3,537,368  (June 2014 estimate)
Capital: Nouakchott
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Aleg, Mauritania
Languages offered in the CEP: Hassaniya (Mauritanian Arabic), Pulaar
Regions we work: Brakna

Partners: Government of Mauritania, LEXDEF, New Vision, Nissa Banque, UNICEF

We began working in Mauritania in 2007 and currently  implement the Community Empowerment Program(CEP) in 30 communities in the region of Brakna, which is the third CEP cycle in this region.

Over the last two years, the CMCs have organized 1,786 village clean-ups, 2,079 village meetings- including 1,173 organized by women. In addition, 1,301 people have been adopted by CEP participants to share knowledge learned in class, 17 communities have been adopted by participating communities and 10 communities have been sensitized as part of the organized diffusion.

Over the course of 2014, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Mauritania organized 212 community clean-up days and shared 39 different community action plans they developed with local authorities. In the first half of 2014, CMCs in Mauritania met with the director of the School Management Committee eight times to advance the rights and security of children. CEP participants adopted 4850 people to share knowledge learned during class, an organized diffusion method. In 2013, CMCs made 6,841 prenatal visits, planted 1,031 trees, and 30 communities now maintain 3,161,730 MRO in their community funds. In order to reach a larger audience, Tostan Mauritania uses radio programs and inter-village awareness-raising activities to share themes from the CEP. Through these activities approximately 30,000 indirect beneficiaries were reached in 2011.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Mauritania

Population: 3,537,368  (June 2014 estimate)
Capital: Nouakchott
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Aleg, Mauritania
Languages offered in the CEP: Hassaniya (Mauritanian Arabic), Pulaar
Regions we work: Brakna

Partners: Government of Mauritania, LEXDEF, New Vision, Nissa Banque, UNICEF

We began working in Mauritania in 2007 and currently  implement the Community Empowerment Program(CEP) in 30 communities in the region of Brakna, which is the third CEP cycle in this region.

Over the last two years, the CMCs have organized 1,786 village clean-ups, 2,079 village meetings- including 1,173 organized by women. In addition, 1,301 people have been adopted by CEP participants to share knowledge learned in class, 17 communities have been adopted by participating communities and 10 communities have been sensitized as part of the organized diffusion.

Over the course of 2014, Community Management Committees (CMC) in Mauritania organized 212 community clean-up days and shared 39 different community action plans they developed with local authorities. In the first half of 2014, CMCs in Mauritania met with the director of the School Management Committee eight times to advance the rights and security of children. CEP participants adopted 4850 people to share knowledge learned during class, an organized diffusion method. In 2013, CMCs made 6,841 prenatal visits, planted 1,031 trees, and 30 communities now maintain 3,161,730 MRO in their community funds. In order to reach a larger audience, Tostan Mauritania uses radio programs and inter-village awareness-raising activities to share themes from the CEP. Through these activities approximately 30,000 indirect beneficiaries were reached in 2011.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Programs in Mauritania

Child Protection Module

The Child Protection Module helps build consensus around human rights and children’s rights while building awareness of the various moral, social, and legal norms that affect children…


Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants are small grants provided to Community Management Committees (CMCs) to help fund community development projects as well as to establish CMC-run microcredit funds…


Peace and Security Project

Our Peace and Security Project works to strengthen and support our proven grassroots strategy of community-led development to improve peace and security in the West African region…

Stories from Mauritania

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