Innovation against inequalities: Bridging divides in the Sahel

How social and digital innovations can help fight against the roots of gender, territorial and digital inequalities in the Sahel

Innovation is key to address the social and economic challenges facing the Sahelian region. Participants will discuss how an emerging innovative social and solidarity economy is fighting against the roots of the fragilities and the inequalities of the Sahel. This session will explore targeted programmes to train Sahelian NEETs (not in employment, education or training) in digital skills. The programmes should be tailored to local needs with agritech solutions and address incubation initiatives of innovative projects in the field of maternal and child health, development impact bonds, and feminine hygiene management. This session will build on participative methods to challenge preconceived ideas about how innovation and extended partnerships are making a difference against inequalities in the Sahelian Arc.

Organised by


Alizée Lozac'hmeur
Juliette Averseng
Mantchini Traore
L'instant thé
Hatoumata Magassa
Executive Manager
AFD For Inclusive & Digital Business in Africa
Gautier Uchiyama
Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France