“Family planning education and climate change risk management go hand-in-hand in Africa's Sahel region, with higher temperatures and population growth in forecast.”
The Global Foortprint Network is hosting a panel of experts focused on solutions to move the date of “Earth Overshoot Day” via four pillars of sustainability: cities, energy, food, and population. Learn more about Move the Date and the Global Footprint Network.
As the leader of International Planned Parenthood, Dr. Potts and his team worked in Bangladesh to aid victims of war crimes during their war for independence in 1971, terminating unwanted pregnancies from rape. This groundbreaking work planted the seeds for Bangladesh’s safe abortion services program in the future.
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On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 12:00 pm, join Professor Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of UC Berkeley, along with special guest, Bob Walker, President of the Population Institute, for a presentation and discussion on the demographic implications for food security, stability in the region and unprecedented levels of migration. Learn how evidence-based family planning and girls education policies and programs can help shape the future of the Sahel.
Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Rural Niger by Rosalind Jones was published on September 13, 2018 in Ms. Magazine.
Highlighting the work of the OASIS Initiative in Nigeria and the expansion of Safe Spaces programming to Niger. Read full article here.
Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) and the Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability for a talk by Dr. Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni, Director of OASIS Niger and a champion for women’s empowerment and family planning in the West African Sahel.
Dr. Nouhou will discuss strategies to improve family planning demand in Niger, with a focus on understanding women’s empowerment challenges. The fertility rate in Niger has
been stagnant for the last 25 years at over seven children per woman, despite 20 years of population policy and decline in child mortality. Nouhou will discuss how girls and women’s empowerment influences fertility rates in Niger.
Malcolm Potts of the OASIS Initiative, with Population Media Center's Bill Ryerson, joined Metta Spencer on her panel "How to Save the World in a Hurry" to discuss how family planning and girls education can encourage climate change mitigation and adaptation in a context of rapid population growth.