Comengip References

Comengip stands for sustainable development alternatives, prompt and accurate reporting and bottom up approaches, strong work ethic, and has developed a reputation as a trusted partner for many of the developing world’s community and grassroot organizations and most respected development organisations, partners and suppliers.Sometimes only forwarding a request for support, funding, or a joint partnership request, any of these can help improve the conditions of our local communities...That is the reason why due to the exposure we have, COMENGIP sees itself as a one stop broker in development assistance, having an understanding of what matters most in project formulation, design and monitoring.

In most instances, due to the lack of edited information, digitized results or simply non translated and misinterpreted information and content relevant to community development achievements or lack thereof, our grassroot endeavors are not doing us a favor...Therefore you understand how good it is to stay abreast and demonstrate some visibility in the arena of development partners...To be there, to be heard, to be seen or simply to be read...But then what is the content? our content?

From a historic perspective, Africa has more been spoken about than it has itself spoken from its own perspectives and such data is still missing.

Below is a partial summary of affiliations with whom COMENGIP has worked and/or is undertaking work:

The Global Environment Facility /GEF (joint World Bank, UNDP, UNEP…)
Australian Revegetation Corporation-Australia- Seed testing and development by Kawsara Kahone-Kaolack.
The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) via Life Academy fellow
network of 1998
The European Commission through Agmin-Italy (EC)
Strategy First llc in Washington DC
Member of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Member of the Infodev IDISC World Bank affiliate Incubator network development

Following is a partial summary of programmes and projects in which COMENGIP has been involved or is in the process of doing so:

Daaray lamp International community farming scheme in Kaolack-SENEGAL- That community farming project in Kaolack served as an open Laboratory to experiment some seasonal crops behaviors in the early 1993 at Kawsara Kahone.

To date site is expected to host a community learning center in traditional farming methods in light of current environmental breakthroughs...

APECSY Permaculture Project after the 3rd Ecocity Conference Dakar in 1996:

Project brought in Thomas Mack (Permaculture Consultant) from San Diego (CA) to teach attendees at Yoff Village in Senegal, permaculture techniques in a yet traditional framework... To date community organisations derived from that above lead and are evolving around sustainability, housing, education, solar energy and microcredit. 

Community Nutrition Project/PROGECOM, Dakar-Kaolack-SENEGAL 1998:

In collaboration with local municipalities and community based organisations, workshops were undertaken with prominent women participation in order to assess community nutrition needs and early childhood development constraints. Following those workshops it came out among other recommendations, the need to support local food production units around some already identified local entrepreneurs' concepts.

Rice producers of the Senegal river valley: Socioeconomic impact analysis for local rice promotion through community supported nutrion campaign in 1998, Jatropha experiences in Linguere and Moringa fields in Mekhe as well, pave us the way for a road map of needs and development prospects to work on. 

Under recent partnerships in Southernmost parts of Senegal, our team members have conducted commodities yields assessment with local farming groups of Bignona, Djibanar, Goudomp and Kedougou with consistent informations over income generating potentials for Sorel (hibiscus sabdarifa), cashew nuts, Jatropha curcas and alike...To date, such critical data paved us the way for a road map of needs and development prospects to work on.

Similar partnership models on the way with Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger and  Cameroon to name a few.

Overall, through mutual partnership protocols with local constituencies: Community Supported Farming, Education, and National Dialogue Initiatives for better use of GEF (Global Environmental Facility) resources are being undertaken within a wide range to instill environmentally sound local community development programs. Contact us for partnership requests to work on.

Member of GEF NN since 1997
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