SENEGAL-ENVIRONNEMENT-ADAPTATIONS-WOMEN / Climate change: fish traders from Cayar introduced to resilience strategies – Senegalese press agency

Cayar, May 29 (APS) – Women from Cayar, active in fish trading and processing of fishery products, were initiated in adaptation and resilience activities to the “negative externalities” of climate change, APS learned initiators.

This activity, initiated by the organization “Active Citizens for Social Justice” (CAJUST), should offer beneficiaries the “possibility of professional retraining in so-called green professions, in a context of scarcity of fish and reduction of arable lands”.

According to this platform specializing in the fight against inequalities and social injustices, it will be a question of “helping the women of Cayar, whose activity is already affected by climate change, to be resilient, if they were to be further impacted by the upcoming exploitation of the largest gas field of the moment, namely Yakar Teranga”, off the Senegalese coast.

CAJUST, who was in Fatick on Sunday for similar activities, announces that it is carrying out a plea to the authorities for “taking care of the specific needs of women”.

She adds that since November 2023, she has undertaken a series of activities aimed at strengthening “understanding of the energy transition and the economic opportunities it offers”.

The ideal consists of “fostering a strong mobilization of citizens for a transparent, inclusive and equitable implementation of the transition plan, but also a better distribution of the benefits resulting from exploitation”, insists CAJUST in a document sent to the APS.

Mamadou Niang, third deputy mayor of Cayar in charge of educational issues, welcomed this training, noting that his municipality understood that “local governance must integrate all environmental issues”, particularly those linked to the upcoming exploitation of gas. and oil.

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