The Development Progam of the Region of Mopti (PDRM) Mission Evangélique Luthérienne au Mali (MELM) - Final Report
The work against female genital mutilation (FGM) and the promotion of women is an important area of support in Norwegian development aid to Mali since 2009. NMS got earmarked support for the project activities to stop FGM or female circumcision in Mali. A Mid-Term Review of the PDRM Programme was conducted in 2011. From 2009 to 2012, PDRM, coordinated three different projects in separate geographical locations: two integrated rural development projects with a focus on natural resource management (NRM) in the southern parts of the rural municipalities in the Seeno area (communes of Dallah, Kerena and Haïre), and a project dedicated to the fight against FGM, accompanied by development projects in the municipality of Konna. The invasion by Islamist rebels in early 2012 forced the Programme to abandon the Seeno-based project and relocate its resources to the other project, which were subsequently expanded to four other municipalities. Thus, a large proportion of the Programme now in function was initiated as late as in 2012. The last of municipalities involved in the Programme was implemented in May 2014. The scope of this Review will therefore the period between 2012 and 2015. PDRM is now working in 46 villages in 6 communes in Mopti region.