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10 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP has been providing assistance to children enrolled in primary school, to orphans and vulnerable children, people living with HIV and vulnerable populations affected by emergencies such as floods, droughts, and the high food price crisis.

03 Nov 2015 description

This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Benin. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.

08 Oct 2015 description

Cotonou, Bénin | AFP | jeudi 08/10/2015 - 12:17 GMT

Le principal opposant au président en exercice Thomas Boni Yayi, l'homme d'affaires béninois Patrice Talon, est arrivé jeudi à Cotonou, mettant fin à un exil de deux ans à quelques mois de l'élection présidentielle, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.

L'appareil en provenance d'Abidjan le transportant a atterri sur l'aéroport de Cotonou en fin de matinée.

08 Oct 2015 description

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 7 octobre 2015, le projet d’appui à la production vivrière et de renforcement de la résilience (PAPVIRE-ABC) au Bénin qui couvre les départements de l’Alibori, du Borgou et des Collines, trois circonscriptions assez vulnérables du Nord du pays.

04 Oct 2015 description
report Africa Rice Center

An improved rice parboiling system – called GEM – combined with targeted training and the adoption of an innovation platform approach along the rice value chain, is starting to make a difference in the lives of more than 450 women rice parboilers in the Glazoué rice hub in central Benin. The technology is women-friendly, as it shortens the processing time, reduces drudgery and does not expose the women parboilers to heat burns.

29 Sep 2015 description
report MapAction

2009 brought long rains to Benin leading to 43 of 77 communes (districts) reporting widespread flooding, resulting in the Government of Benin requesting United Nations (UN) assistance. Initial Government figures estimated that over 2,000 families had been displaced due to the floods.

MapAction was consequently deployed as part of a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team to provide GIS and mapping assistance.

11 Sep 2015 description

Le Bénin tout comme la plupart des pays africains est exposé aux catastrophes dues à des risques climatiques notamment la sécheresse extrême, les vents forts, les pluies tardives et intenses, les inondations et la chaleur excessive. C’est pour limiter les dommages et dégâts causés par les variations climatiques, les fortes précipitations que le Projet de Renforcement de l’information sur le climat et systèmes d’alerte précoce en Afrique pour un développement résilient au climat et adaptation aux changements climatiques (SAP Bénin) a été mis en place en 2013.

09 Sep 2015 description

L’initiative dénommée « Facilité de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques au niveau local» (LoCAL) a été lancée en février 2013 au Bénin, mais rendu opérationnelle à partir de 2014. Mis en place sur l’initiative du Fonds d’Equipement des Nations Unies (FENU/UNCDF), le LoCAL est un mécanisme pour la mise en œuvre des investissements aux changements climatiques par les collectivités locales. Sur les 77 communes que compte le Bénin, ce sont les communes de Boukoumbé, de Copargo et de Toucountouna, qui en bénéficient.

02 Sep 2015 description

DUBAI, 31st August, 2015 (WAM) -- Dar Al Ber Society, DABS, has inaugurated 29 charity projects at a cost of AED 2,732,000, in Benin and Togo as part of an eight-day official visit to the two African countries.

The DABS delegation comprised Abdul Kareem Jaafar, Manager of Projects Department at DABS, and Ali Abdullah Al Shehi, Manager of DABS in Ras al-Khaimah.

New projects have been agreed upon as well the development of the services being rendered by the society to the peoples of the two African countries, according to a top official.

06 Aug 2015 description

Cotonou, le 6 août 2015: Le Centre de Perfectionnement aux Actions de Déminage et de Dépollution (CPADD) de Ouidah reçoit une fois encore une attention particulière du Japon, afin de mieux répondre aux multiples sollicitations en matière de formation des spécialistes en déminage humanitaire et aux opérations de maintien de la paix sur le continent africain. Il vient de bénéficier d’un matériel roulant et de la construction d’un bâtiment administratif, pour un coût global de 500 000 dollars US.

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

04 Jun 2015 description


  • Good crop harvest was gathered in 2014 in spite of erratic precipitation in parts of the country

  • Markets are well supplied and cereal prices have fallen significantly

  • However, about 51 000 people need urgent assistance

03 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 29 mai 2015 — Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un nouveau crédit de 40 millions de dollars de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)*. Ces fonds sont destinés à aider le Bénin à améliorer son infrastructure et à atténuer les conséquences délétères des inondations de 2010 ainsi qu’à renforcer son niveau de préparation à toute nouvelle inondation à venir.

03 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a new US$40 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit for Benin to improve its infrastructure and minimize the negative impacts of the 2010 floods as well as increase the level of preparedness for any future flooding.

14 May 2015 description

The Benin Country Strategy Document (CSD) 2014-2018 elaborated in close collaboration with national counterpart highlighted that WFP Benin’s overall objective is to support the Government of Benin to achieve the Zero Hunger Challenge. WFP will contribute to this objective through the promotion of three pillars: (i) Strengthen food security through livelihood assets promotion; (ii) Support human capital development and (iii) Reinforce national capacity for sustainable emergency preparedness and response. WFP is currently implementing a single development project of school feeding.

08 May 2015 description
report World Bank


  • La Banque mondiale soutient les efforts des municipalités béninoises pour améliorer l’assainissement dans les villes de Cotonou, d’Abomey-Calavi, d’Ouidah, Porto-Novo et de Sèmè-Podji.

  • Ces travaux d’assainissement amélioreront les conditions de vie de près d’un million et demi de personnes et contribueront à réduire de 30 % le nombre de ménages vulnérables aux inondations dans les municipalités ciblées.

06 May 2015 description
report World Bank


  • The World Bank is supporting Beninese municipalities as they work to improve sanitation conditions in the cities of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, and Sèmè-Podji.

  • These joint efforts will create better living conditions for 1,426,000 beneficiaries and will reduce by 30% the number of households vulnerable to flooding.

  • Benin’s local governments are also benefiting from training and technical assistance that will help boost disaster preparedness.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kwame Buist

OHANNESBURG, Mar 27 2015 (IPS) - Over half of the African continent’s population is below the age of 25 and approximately 11 million young Africans are expected to enter the labour market every year for the next decade, say experts.

Despite strong economic growth in many African countries, wage employment is limited and agriculture and agri-business continue to provide income and employment for over 60 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population.