The Sahel Faith ENGAGE initiative supports policy dialogue about faith and family planning in three countries—Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania—working with a task force of religious leaders, youth, and government representatives contributing to an enabling environment for policies and programs supportive of reproductive health in the Sahel.
PACE builds the capacity of individuals and institutions in the Sahel—so that more people understand and can champion evidence about how family planning and reproductive health will contribute to long-term development.
PACE strengthens the capacity of key stakeholders to identify and communicate the policy implications of research through policy communication workshops, and fosters south–south knowledge-sharing through study tours with PACE partners in the Sahel.
Policy dialogues and events take a multisectoral approach, inspiring communication between sectors and breaking down silos.
PACE supports multisectoral policy communities to improve communication and coordination between stakeholders and to strengthen commitment from policymakers on key issues, including HIV/AIDS, population, and family planning.
PACE works with partner organizations in-country to produce effective communication materials on a broad range of subjects.
Faith leaders are considered key influencers, with significant potential to contribute to an enabling environment for policies and programs supportive of reproductive health in the Sahel. While some faith leaders have begun to speak more openly about family planning for married couples, there has been little dialogue about how faith leaders can engage positively in support of youth reproductive health and development. The Sahel Faith ENGAGE initiative supports policy dialogue about faith and family planning in three countries—Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania—working with a task force of religious leaders, youth, and government representatives.
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In Mauritania, PACE supports religious leaders who are working to increase knowledge among their communities about the benefits of family planning and approaches to ending female genital mutilation.