Genre, vulnérabilité et adaptation : cas des femmes entrepreneures en zones semi-arides du Sénégal


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This French-language working paper analyses the responses of women entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the adverse effects of climate change in semi-arid lands (SALs) of Senegal. Based on surveys and life stories, this report shows that, over the past five years, the vast majority of women small business owners have been affected by the impact of extreme weather events on their businesses.

The working paper concludes that substantial political, institutional and financial efforts at national and local level are needed to promote a gender-sensitive and adaptive environment for women entrepreneurs.

 

Image: Mrs Khadidjatou Ndiaye in her store in Koungheul department – © Lancelot Ehode/IED Afrique