This project follows the first two stages of the Cesson-Dankassari Cooperation actions (for the 2009-2013 project, see here, for the 2013-2016 project, see here).

The Goals of Sustainable Development.

The international community has specified 17 goals for Sustainable Development, in particular:

  •  SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  •  SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  •  SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and well-being for all ages.
  •  SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  •  SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  •  SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  •  SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  •  SDG 15: Combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation.
  •  SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The actions planned in Dankassari

Starting in the spring of 2017, they include the following points:

  •  SDG 6: Water supply: training male and female hygienists and accountants (water fountains Management Committees), rehabilitation of ten drills and seven wells, installation of a multi-village mini AEP in Nakigaza and of three new wells.
  •  SDG 6 Sanitation: building Girl/Boy toilets in seven secondary schools.
  •  SDG2, SDG15: creation of a vegetable garden in Marake Rogo, of a local plant nursery and a school garden.
  •  SDG 7: Energy: installation of two multi-functional platforms.
  •  SDG5, SDG1, SDG3: training matrons; training family-planning monitors in villages, literacy groups, micro-credit for literate women, family responsibility training.
  •  SDG4: training male and female teachers, fitting out schools with bench-table units and school books.
  •  SDG 16, SDG 2, SDG 5: support to municipal services, cereal banks, mills.


Agreements have been signed with MAE, Brittany Region, Ille-et-Vilaine Council, Rennes Water Catchment Area, Rennes Metropole and Loire-Brittany Water Agency. Niger State (45%) and local populations will contribute significantly.

In 2017, Cesson-Sevigne contributes financially through the last instalment of the Decentralized Cooperation with Dankassari for the 2014-2017 period.

The Communication section contributed to the production of a short film ‘Three Girls in Dankassari’ by Idi Nouhou and Maman Siradji Bakabe.