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ADPP Guinea Bissau is honored by the Islamic Development Bank

ADPP Guinea Bissau is honored by the Islamic Development Bank

ADPP focuses its work in five primary areas: teacher training, vocational education, agriculture, community development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

On June 10, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) recognized the development work being spearheaded by ADPP Guinea Bissau at the 10th Edition of the Prize for Women´s Contribution to Development – Women’s Contribution to Water Resources Management - that took place in Maputo, Mozambique.

The prize recognizes ADPP´s work in promoting the role of women in managing water resources, and thereby, improving the economic and social conditions of their communities in Guinea-Bissau thanks to initiatives such as water pumps installation and maintenance course of the Vocational School of Bissora or awareness and capacity campaigns to prevent diseases generated by the misuse of water launched by 120 clubs, all of them led by women.

Child Aid Bissora’s actions under the Family Program have contributed to an improvement in the standard of health and hygiene in the community focusing on provision of water and basic sanitation facilities. Cleaning campaigns and discussions held on a regular basis has sensitized the families about cleanliness. The project has built and rehabilitated 289 latrines in the community and in 49 schools as a measure to promote cleanliness and curb cholera.

IDB has also praised the work of the management committees of the water of renewable energy and farming project in Bissora. 18 of 24 of these committees are headed by women.

Raquel Nhaga, ADPP project leader, was in charge of collecting the distinction, from the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.

ADPP was awarded with a prize of honor and donation of US$ 50,000 that will strengthen its work in the field of gender empowerment and contributing to gender equality in rural communities of Guinea-Bissau.

Building the Capacity of Guinea Bissau

ADPP Guinea Bissau has been working continuously in the country since the early 1980s. It was the only national NGO that worked throughout the civil conflict of 1998-1999 and assisted in the post-conflict reconstruction.

Today ADPP employs approximately 170 full-time staff, is assisted by more than 700 volunteers, and benefits nearly 400,000 people annually. It has developed close working relationships with national, provincial, and local governments.