Partner-project with Concern World Wide



New project -Concern World Wide (CWW)

MADAM partners with CWW since 2007. MADAM worked with Concern as an associate on the Building Reliance and Community Engagement (BRACE 1) project where MADAM implemented alongside with Concern (particularly on rehabilitating and construction of 65 acres of fishpond and 50 acres of Inland Valley Swamps) and MADAM was actively part of the beneficiary identification process. Specifically, alongside with Concern staff, MADAM will implement the BRACE 2 project on marketing, income generation and value addition component of the project, along with school environmental and mainstreaming activities.

BRACE 11's Overall objective is to support the consolidation of ongoing rehabilitation and development initiative and contribute significally to the realization of food security for poor households in Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone by the end of 2013.

The BRACE 11 project is a three years EU funded project which aims at building the capacity of community to withstand shock and stresses not only through diversification of livelihood but also through effective risk analysis and risk reduction planning.

Consequently to the rational above, BRACE 11's specific objective is as follows:

Result 1: Enhanced food production levels for poor households through improved farming techniques and increased knowledge of nutrition

Result 2: Increased access to market and income generating through value addition, and use of market information

Result 3: Reduced vulnerability of individuals and communities to natural and human-made hazards through improved understanding of and preparation for disasters and diversification of livelihood sources

Result 4: Strengthen district and community level democracy by providing support to the Tonkolili District Council (TDC) and civil society

MADAM will focus mainly on result 2, because of the experience it has in implementing value added projects. For instance MADAM is presently implementing two value chain projects.

1)      Promoting Agro Business(PAB)

2)      Cassava Production Processing and Marketing Support (CPPMS)

Beneficiaries will include female-headed household with orphans, physically challenged persons, terminally ill persons and pregnant and lactating mothers.