Enabel has been working in Mauritania since 2017. We implement actions funded by the European Union in the rural development and health sectors.

Rural development – Infrastructure

To address food and nutritional insecurity and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable groups in Mauritania, Enabel intervenes in sustainable and agricultural development in Mauritania’s southern and south-eastern rural areas.

A first project will lead to strengthening productive and energy investments, improved access to production and energy services and infrastructure, and a transition to renewable energy; Expected results are better access to water, improved road access, safe resources and administrative support to beneficiaries

men standing on a dam

Rural development – Food security

The second project aims at sustainable family and community-based production being processed, commercialised and consumed locally. Also, that techniques adapted to climate change are used. Support of the Belgian development agency will bring significant progress in several domains; better organisation of agro-pastoral value chains, better economic infrastructure, education on access to financing and support to better understand the legal system.

young man milking a cow at sunset


The health sector actions contribute to ensuring access to quality health services. The expected result is a health insurance system that can be deployed throughout the country. In a second phase Mauritania will be assisted in putting in place reforms in health development, health sector planning and the establishment of a Universal Health Coverage fund.

woman walking in a hospital corridor

Contact the Enabel team in Mauritania

Coordination of Nouakchott: Ilot K Lot 216 – Tevragh Zeina – Mauritania
T +222 44531766 –
Country representative: Evelien Masschelein

News & Events

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31 January 2023

Ruminant livestock in Mali: Nana Sangaré Dembélé’s story

To alleviate more and more frequent crop failures, Mali and its partner countries have looked for techniques that can be adopted by agro-pastoralists. Fattening is one of the techniques favoured by the interested parties. Nana shares how she is using this technique and how it offers her a more stable income.

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Two women look into the camera showing their garden in Niger. A girls hides behind a tree. Goats are running around the garden. News

31 January 2023

Domestic biogas, a sustainable energy solution tested in Niger

In Niger, more than 90% of households use wood as fuel for cooking. To help preserve the environment, Enabel is experimenting with the production of domestic biogas with 10 agropastoralist households in the villages of Nawdéo and Rounto Tanda in the Dosso region. Read the story.

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24 January 2023

Result of the Strategic Evaluation TVET & Employment

The results of the Strategic Evaluation in the field of TVET & Employment were presented on Wednesday 21 December to an attentive audience of Enabel colleagues and our external networks (SES, DGD, APEFE, via Don Bosco, Educaidbe, ETM, AUF, E-duForm, …). Recommendations on the effectiveness, relevance, sustainability, equality (gender, inclusion), digitalisation and quality of our monitoring systems were presented and widely discussed.

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24 January 2023

#ClimatEducaid22 conference – Recommendations

On 20 and 21 October 2022, organised a hybrid conference on education and climate change. We could count on the support of the Belgian government, VVOB – education for development, APEFE, Enabel, UNICEF Belgium and IFEF (Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la Formation)/OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) as an external partner.

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23 January 2023

Enabel promotes women entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East

At the initiative of Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities, Enabel has launched the Awa Prize. With this award, Belgium aims to reward promising initiatives by women entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East and promote women’s leadership.

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17 January 2023

Benin: women growing pineapples improve their business skills and household incomes

In Benin, we support a women’s empowerment initiative for women entrepreneurs active in the pineapple value chain, to help them overcome the difficulties surrounding their business and take it to the next level.

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