To promote inclusive and sustainable development in cities the UN Capital Development Fund proposes a new initiative called ‘IncluCity’.
IncluCity aims to address the bottlenecks to inclusive development in cities and to test and promote local solutions led by municipalities and local institutions with strong voices ensuring participation of vulnerable groups. The programme will contribute to the commitments under SDGs 1, 5, 9, 10 and 11 with particular focus on reducing inequalities and alleviating poverty among most vulnerable populations including women and girls through increased investments in municipal services and infrastructure.
The programme will contribute to new knowledge, tools and strengthened networks to put spotlight on the challenges and inequalities that persist in urban and semi-urban areas especially for those living in the least developed and poorest regions around the world.
In collaboration with the municipality of Gueule Tapée-Fass-Colobane, Senegal, UNCapital Development Fund initiates this project to support women's economic empowerment by increasing incomes and improving the working conditions of women through the construction and rehabilitation of the Soumbédioune fish market.
This gender responsive municipal investment aims to expand economic opportunities forwomen and create a conducive and clean working environment for the women selling fish.
The Soumbedioune fish market exists since 1954 and it has continued to grow along withthe city of Dakar due to its strategic location in the heart of the Senegalese capital.Women are almost exclusively responsible for selling fish that they buy directly from the fishermen on the beach.