“Enhancing the Livelihood of Women at Grand-Sable in Response to Climate Change Impacts” - Additional Request
“Enhancing the Livelihood of Women at Grand-Sable in Response to Climate Change Impacts” - Additional Request
Allocation of funds from current project budget for Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

Under the advice of the SGP National Coordinator, the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction was introduced in the region of Grand Sable through the Grand-Sable Women Planters Farmers Entrepreneurs Association (GSWPFEA). Various meetings were organized by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) and the National Coordinator of GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP to discuss about the possibility of implementing a training programme on Disaster Risk Reduction for the Grand Sable community. Also, since there has already been a high level of community participation and ownership through this programme, the beginning of a community disaster risk reduction programme was an opportunity to strengthen the systems for organizing the community to respond to and prepare for disasters. It was also decided important to assist with the formation of effective connections between the community and external agencies. NDRRMC submitted a project proposal and a costing amounting to MUR 163,000 for the training sessions. The training sessions were carried out during the months of April and May 2014 and were successfully completed.

The funds required to carry out the community disaster risk reduction programme were obtained from the budget allocated for the Seaweed Farming and development of seaweed derived product (Outputs 1.5 & 1.6: Production of soap and food-based products).

Request for funding

Existing Activity: Output 1.6: Production of soap and food-based products from the seaweed.

The GSWPFEA has completed the seaweed cultivation programme and requires now to carry out Outputs 1.5 & 1.6: Production of soap and food-based products from the seaweed. Since the funds allocated for Outputs 1.5 & 1.6 has been used for the community disaster risk reduction programme, additional funds would be required to undertake the activities of Outputs 1.5 & 1.6. As per project budget, MUR 320,000 has been allocated for Outputs 1.5 & 1.6. Since an amount of MUR 163,000 was allocated to the community disaster risk reduction programme, the remaining fund available for Outputs 1.5 & 1.6 is only MUR 157,000. An additional funding of MUR 70,000 has been obtained from Omnicane. This funding will be allocated under Outputs 1.5 & 1.6 budget line. Under Outputs 1.5 & 1.6, additional equipments will be required for grinding of the seaweeds and for the extraction of essential oil from seaweed, Vetiver and Citronella. It should be noted that Vetiver and Citronella are actually been cultivated by GSWPFEA.

New Activity: Production of Craft and Fashion Jewellery with ‘Goyaves de Chine’

Understanding the need to enhance the sustainable livelihood options for these women, the SGP National Coordinator has initiated discussions with the Fashion and Design Institute. A project proposal has been submitted by the Fashion and Design Institute to provide training to the Grand-Sable Women Planters Farmers Entrepreneurs Association (GSWPFEA) for the production of craft and fashion jewellery with invasive wood of ‘Goyaves de Chine’. This training programme will enable the participants to understand and implement key processes involved in product development for goyave de chine wood. It highlights methods to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of product development by using appropriate tools and techniques.

The objectives of the programme will be as follows:
• Show clear understanding of the design development cycle and its phases
• Use 2D and 3D visual language to express ideas and feelings
• Show understanding of appropriate use of trends to generate ideas
• Demonstrate an understanding of the different phases in manufacturing process
• Use visual language to present product ideas
• Prepare product planning sheets and show understanding of different phases• Use evaluation techniques to improve product design
• Explore & experiment goyaves de chine wood as raw materials.
• Create new design

The programme duration will be of 60 hours and carries 4 credits. The total cost of this training programme is MUR 100,000 (quotation from FDI annexed) and tools for craft and fashion jewellery with ‘Goyaves de Chine’ for the 10 participants will amount to MUR 80,000.
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Project Snapshot

Grand Sable Women Planters’, Farmers’ and Entrepreneurs’ Association
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 4,588.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,179.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
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University of Mauritius, Mauritius Research Council, National Disaster Risk Management Centre, Fashion And Design Institute, Agricultural Research and Extension Unit and Adaptation Fund

Grantee Contact

Mrs Geraldine Fine Aristide
Phone: 417 6562


Grand Sable

SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
(230) 213 53 84
(230) 212 14 11


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