Centre for Girls Education

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Since 2008, the Centre for Girls Education (CGE) has worked to delay early marriage and improve related maternal health outcomes in rural communities in northern Nigeria by addressing barriers to girls’ education, particularly in increasing demand for, access to, and retention in secondary schooling. CGE’s core strategies evolved over 8 years of careful ethnographic study and community-based research with girls, their parents, community members, religious leaders, and other key stakeholders. CGE is a key implementation partner for the Hilin Mu program in Maradi Niger, where we are providing safe space clubs for adolescent girls.

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
USAID’s mission statement highlights two complementary and intrinsically linked goals: ending extreme poverty and promoting the development of resilient, democratic societies that are able to realize their potential. USAID fundamentally believes that ending extreme poverty requires enabling inclusive, sustainable growth; promoting free, peaceful, and self-reliant societies with effective, legitimate governments; building human capital and creating social safety nets that reach the poorest and most vulnerable.

UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability

The Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability is a collaboration of students, faculty, researchers, and staff working to improve maternal health and address the impact of population on global public health and the environment. The Center is located at the University of California, Berkeley, and works closely with leaders of U.S. and international-based organizations, as well as government officials throughout Africa and Asia. It is dedicated to developing innovations to improve reproductive health in resource-poor settings, including reliable health information systems, local access to essential technologies and guidelines for prioritizing interventions to maximize health impact. The Center assists in the implementation of family planning and maternal health programs and seeks to improve the health outcomes of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and their families.

UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) generates and disseminates knowledge in the biological, physical and social sciences in order to provide the tools both to protect the Earth’s natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations. Its undergraduate academic programs teach students how to ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations. The College is home to four departments – Agricultural and Resource Economics, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Plant and Microbial Biology, and Nutritional Science and Toxicology, as well as 16 interdisciplinary research centers and facilities. Research fields include environmental and agricultural economics as well as policy, law and justice. The College hosts the Bear Environmental Leadership Program, a program in resource management for international students. 

Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS)

The Permanent Inter-State Committee for the Fight against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) was established September 12, 1973 as a result of severe drought that hit the Sahel in the 70 It brings our thirteen days (13) States members: eight coastal states (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo); 4 landlocked countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad) and 1 island state (Cape Verde). The CILSS focuses its work on 5 main areas including Training, Research, and Multi-Country Pilot Projects. 

Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), Université De Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Part of the primary mission of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP) is “to develop national and regional capacities for analysis of population and development and formulation, monitoring and evaluation of health and social policy programs.” As such, ISSP leads both teaching/training and research activities. Both types of activities reinforce each other well: research feeds the formation which in turn enriches the research problem. Furthermore, the Institute simultaneously offers its expertise both nationally and internationally. 

 Centre régional d’enseignement spécialisé en agriculture (CRESA), Université Abdou Moumouni, Niamey

As a mission, the Centre régional d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture (CRESA) aims focus on the training, development, and retraining of: Application Engineers; Design engineers; Senior managers in rural development; and Teachers and researchers in agricultural disciplines. The School of Agriculture includes seven departments: Department of Animal Products/Livestock (DPA), Department of Plant Production (DPV), Department of Rural Engineering/Forestry (DGR/E), Department of Soil Science (DSS), Department of Rural Sociology and Economics (DSER), Department of Basic Sciences (DFS), and Department of Practical Training (DFP). It also includes the following technical services:
Senior Secretariat; Education; Financial Services; Library Service; Reprographics Services; Head of Cultures. 

UC Berkeley School of Public Health


The School of Public Health, ranked among the top ten schools of public health in the nation, has a reputation for excellence in education, research, and community engagement. The school seeks to improve health, especially for the most vulnerable, through collaborations to meet priority health needs and achieve health equity in our increasingly diverse communities; preeminent education that challenges convention and develops diverse leaders who transform the health of our communities; and transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.