Gambia
Food - Agriculture

Community Mangrove Conservation and Restoration

This project led by "Sankandi Youth Development Association" aims to conserve, restore rural environments and launch sustainable development initiatives to empower youth and women in rural Gambia.

An initiative of Sankandi Youth Development Association

Overview of the project

Following the destruction of the mangrove forests around the village, people of Sankandi felt the direct consequences of their loss: less fish to catch and farmland lost due to salt accumulated in the soil. Thanks to this grassroots project in rural Gambia, the community organised itself to revert their fate. We initiated sustainable development initiatives for job creation and employment opportunities

Objective

To conserve, restore rural environments and launch sustainable development initiatives to empower youth and women in rural Gambia

Level of progress

Pilote operation, experimentation

Project timeline

8/15/2012

Quantitative results

200,000 Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagules planted along the Bintang Bolong river bank, near the Sankandi village.

Qualitative results

Scientific baseline data collected and published by students of Edinburgh.

Financing

Donor funding and match funding

About the
organisation

Sankandi Youth Development Association

Ansumana Darboe
Project Manager/Coordinator
ansumanad77@gmail.com
(220) 3900280/7580332

Mangrove conservation, Research, Sustainable Development Initiative, and Education

Find them on
A project
in collaboration
  • Earthwatch Institute Europe

    Research and Science

    website
    Samantha Hayes
  • Great Institute

    Research and Science

    website
    Mayai Taal Hocheimy
    +2207840506
  • Community Action Platform on Environment and Development

    NGO / Non-profit organisation

    Momodou Bah
    +2202128471