EDUCATE AND EMPOWER ADOLESCENT GIRLS
Only 16% and 41% of females in the region finish primary school and far fewer finish secondary school. Between 10% and 37% percent of women 20-49 years old were married by age 15. Girls education and empowerment programs benefit individual girls, their families, and the economy, helping to create a more stable society.
EXPAND ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING
The total fertility rates in the region ranges from 4.2 to 7.6 children per woman. between 20% and 32% of married women say that they want to space their pregnancies or stop having children but they are not using any type of modern contraception. Improving information and access to a wide-range of contraceptive methods will enable couples to achieve their ideal family size.
ADAPT AGRICULTURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
The Sahel regions suffers from regular droughts and famine. Between 18% and 39% of children in the region are malnourished. Improving policies, and providng timely information, inputs, and support to farmers and pastorialists will better enable them to feed their families, and adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses.