Tenono: Closing of the training in organizational resilience



For 6 weeks, 31 representatives (presidents, directors, and managers) of francophone women’s organizations in 12 African countries participated in the Tenono training initiated by XOESE to strengthen organizational resilience. This training allowed the beneficiary women’s organizations to acquire the necessary skills to understand the principles of organizational resilience and to appropriate the different levers that support them, to develop tools for the organization that will allow it to go through crises and emerge from them with integrity and transformed, as well as to identify the resources that will activate, accelerate and perpetuate resilience. This training has proven to be a real asset for organizations in the face of the crisis caused by covid-19, which led to the collapse of several organizations.

Training format

The training took place online on the zoom platform with a participative and proactive approach offering game times (called “TENONO café”), discussion spaces (WhatsApp self-support group) and practical work (called TP TENONO). Each session included role-playing games, discussions and practical work.

Over the course of 6 weeks, the participants worked with each other on different themes, namely : 

  1. The fundamentals of organizational resilience
  2. The implementation of organizational resilience in my organization
  3. Management styles that foster the emergence of resilience
  4. Resource mobilization YES, but what is resource diversification?
  5. Strategic communication and the adoption of new technologies.

The closing ceremony

On November 17, 2022, the last session of the #Tenono training was held. This session closed this beautiful adventure and opened the next stage of the Tenono grant, which supports organizations in the process of organizational resilience that is essential for the maturation of their organizations and allows them to apply all the knowledge acquired during the training.

This session was also moving, as each participant was able to share the environmental and political context and the difficulties in which she found herself during this training.

In addition, it was marked by the presence of @lucieLeLiard, Brand Strategist and Designer committed to the cause of women, who with the participants worked on the Tenono mind map.

This map is the summary of the training work, the different concepts discussed, the experiences shared, the love carried for each other, for the organization and the perspective pursued in the process of organizational resilience. 

The training ended with the thanks of the participants and the speech of the trainer who praised the commitment, diligence and insight shown by these participants, and urged them to always be resilient in any situation they face and be innovative.

List of organizations represented at the #Tenono training

We present the organizations that formed the first cohort of the Tenono training.

CountryName of the organization
4BeninAction des Jeunes Engagés pour le Développement Durable (AJEDD)
5Burkina FasoAction communautaire pour le Bien-être de l’Enfant et de la Femme au Burkina (ABEFAB)
6Burkina FasoAssociation pour la Promotion des Droits des Jeunes
7Burkina FasoAssociation songtaaba des femmes unies pour le développement ASFUD
8BurundiCollectif des Associations et ONGs Féminines au Burundi -CAFOB
9CamerounAssociation sourires de femmes
10CamerounAfrican Women In Tech Startups
11CongoAssociation Kaani Assistance
12Cote d’ivoireRIDDEF
13MaliWOIYO KONDEYE (Espace de Réflexion et d’Entraide avec les Femmes)
16NigerAssociation Nigérienne des Educateurs pour le Développement ANED
17République Démocratique du CongoFonds de Renforcement des Activités d’Autonomisation des Femmes, FORAF
18République Démocratique du CongoFocus Droits et Accès (FDA)
19République Démocratique du CongoWomen in Action for Human Dignity
20République Démocratique du CongoACNDC Actions pour la conservation de la nature et le
22République du CongoCERPAC
23SénégalRéseau des Jeunes pour la Promotion de l’Abandon des Mutilations Génitales Féminines et des Mariages d’Enfants (RJPA-MGF/ME)
24TchadAssociation pour l’épanouissement de la femme
25TogoSolidarité Femmes pour un Développement Durable des Savanes (SF2D-S)
26TogoAklala Batik du Togo
28TogoFemmes, Initiatives et Actions pour un Développement Intégral (ONG FIADI)
29TogoWomen in Law and Development in Africa-Branche du Togo (WiLDAF-TOGO)
31TogoInitiative pour un Développement Durable en Afrique -I2DA