Your donation will help support the Sahel Leadership Program, women’s health, girls’ empowerment and other critical initiatives. 

The Sahel faces a perfect storm of humanitarian threats: global warming, extreme poverty, low status of women and rapid population growth. Sustainable and scalable solutions to these problems must come from within the region. The development community based in the Sahel includes many promising leaders, but they have limited access to funding and professional development opportunities. 

The Sahel Leadership Program (SLP) aims to catalyze and support an active and engaged network of leaders with a shared vision for the Sahel. Since 2015, the SLP has recruited 56 outstanding Fellows from Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mauritania and Senegal, 54 mentors and 15 world-class facilitators from across the region. By sustaining this program, a critical mass of visionary leaders in the Sahel will emerge.  Our goal for the Leadership Program in 2017 is $250,000. 

Your donation of $4,800 will support one Sahel Leadership Program fellow for one year. 

Center of Excellence for Women’s Health and Empowerment In collaboration with the University of Niamey, OASIS will launch a Center for Excellence in early 2017.  The Center will cultivate local champions for family planning, and increase understanding of what works to delay marriage and childbearing in Niger.  

Your donation of $500 will support a local champion in family planning and girls empowerment in Niger

Please support OASIS Initiative programs in West Africa by making a donation today.  Contributions in any amount are welcome.