Rio+20: Empowering women in Gambia with Mangrove planting

Rio+20 (20/06/2012) –Fatou Janha Mboob, UNDP Equator Prize Winner, Oyster Women’s Association, Gambia talks to Pavilion TV about her project in Gambia which helps the country’s poorest women, who have been sidelined, working with the mangroves and oyster farming and bring them together into a collective.

She says so far the project has planted 22 thousand hectares of mangroves, and has taught the women micro-finance skills. She also says the project aims to take the children of the women who have had to drop out of school because they could not afford fees and give them alternative training so that they can get work for themselves and achieve.