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VALIDE-Espace Communautaire

Niamey, Niger
Joined February 2019

In Niger (West Africa), aiming at enhancing local actions for development through community outreach. Access to information is key. Edutainment/broadcasting/education/economic empowerment and rights

Presence in: Niger
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Media and social networks make important contributions to community development by

  • Providing needful and practical information
  • Playing an outstanding role in creating and shaping public opinion
  • Facilitating change in behavior
  • Scaling up agriculture stakeholders achievement
  • Small-scale producers are doing their best to feed their families and the world, facing economic challenges and climate issues. Their diverse contributions to national and regional economy as well as their participation to food security should be acknowledge and valued.
  • The vision of the NGO VALIDE-Espace Communautaire is to make the community a space where members can advance by themselves, within a reliable, dynamic and sustainable environment
  • -by producing and disseminating useful and timely information for food actors to allow a better decision making in food production and supply, mass communication outreach on resilience good practices
  • -by implementing a communication platform and a community outreach for scaling up resilience good practices and promoting food security actors
  • -by telling their stories and sharing their daily struggles and challenges, their success and lessons learned in pursuing a sustainable well-being
  • we are convinced that we can rely on communities by involving them in every single planification, implementation and evaluation. Change can only come from them and with them.
  • Absence of a platform where different actors engaged in agriculture can share and promote good agricultural practices . We can thus notice:
  • Duplication of efforts
  • Lack of collaboration among the stakeholders
  • Lack of relevant, reliable and timely information

People Associated With This Organization

Amina Issa Oumarou

VALIDE-Espace Communautaire
Joined February 2019
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Livelihoods, Right to Information
Communication and advocacy professional. Studied sociolinguistics in Algeria and then new media, governance and democracy, by distance learning from Leicester University in England. Served two years as a national civil servant at the Ministry of foreign affairs of Niger and started working as self-employed in own communication agency and published a business bilingual magazine The Investor, aiming at promoting local economy and investment in Niger. Has worked with local actors at changing policies, improving local governance, livelihood and income, empowering women and local actors in community decision making.

2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) of President Obama in the United States of America;
2010 Talents du Monde, Soumaila Cissé Promotion, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) youth entrepreneurship capacity building in France.
Amina Issa Oumarou is the network champion (main point of contact) for VALIDE-Espace Communautaire.

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