Accelerate Civil Society Engagement to Reposition Family Planning in West Africa
This project highlights the critical importance of improving the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth to realizing economic growth and development in four Francophone West African countries: Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, and Niger. To address this need, IntraHealth will build upon and coordinate with ongoing initiatives working to expand the role of civil society, youth, and religious leaders in the repositioning of family planning (FP) and the implementation of countries’ costed implementation plans (CIPs). By strengthening their capacity, civil society, youth, and religious leaders will be better positioned to increase access to FP for youth and adolescents and to improve their sexual and reproductive rights including HIV/AIDS prevention. This will also support each country to meet the Ouagadougou Partnership’s goal of reaching 2.2 million new users of modern contraceptive methods across the nine member countries by 2020. This project will work synergistically with the Strengthening Civil Society Engagement for Family Planning in West Africa (CS4FP) project, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to support FP advocacy and awareness through civil society coalitions, the private sector, youth, and religious leaders in the nine Ouagadougou Partnership countries.
- Cote d'Ivoire