Canada opens call for research proposals on women's economic empowerment in West Africa

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has announced funding for research projects to promote women’s economic empowerment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal. Funded projects will provide country-specific evidence on best practices for "reducing and redistributing women’s unpaid care work in environmentally-friendly ways that generate business and employment opportunities for women".

This research will be used to inform future policies and interventions addressing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".

Press release - IDRC 

Application information - IDRC