March 27, 2017
Banyan Global is a sub-contractor to Tetra Tech on the five-year Mali Sub-National Governance Project (SNGP). The SNGP advances Mali’s decentralization process by creating and institutionalizing financial and asset-management procedures and by containing corruption. It also improves operational efficiency in the management of Mali’s financial resources between Bamako and the regions, ensuring that public funds intended for decentralized services are delivered effectively and transparently. Banyan Global conducted a gender analysis at project startup, which it has used to design a gender action plan, to conduct gender-mainstreaming training for the SNGP team and its partners, and to design and implement targeted programming to bolster the project’s impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The programming falls largely under SNGP’s technical collaboration with its sub-contractor WILDAF-Mali (Women in Law and Development in Africa), which Banyan Global staff manage on a day-to-day basis. WILDAF is a national and Pan African women’s network that is providing training and capacity-building on gender-sensitive budgeting and women’s leadership at the regional level in Mali. It is also leading advocacy activities on women and elections also at the regional level in support of the upcoming 2018 regional, local, presidential, and parliamentary elections.