Continued Support for Strengthening Civil Society Engagement for Family Planning in West Africa
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded IntraHealth $1 million in continued support for the “Strengthening Civil Society Engagement for Family Planning in West Africa” (CS4FP) project that focuses on the capacity building of vibrant family planning-focused civil society organization coalitions. Over the next year and a half, the project will build upon the results of the previous CS4FP project phases and capitalize on regional momentum. Since 2011, CS4FP has been working to establish solid partnerships between governments and civil society groups to help promote the benefits of family planning in a region where use of family planning remains low. The project started in Benin, Mali, and Senegal and expanded to Burkina Faso and Niger in 2014.
In this phase, CS4FP will focus on strengthening civil society capacity in governance, fundraising, advocacy and social media; training and equipping Youth Ambassadors as advocates and educators; continuing to engage religious leaders to promote family planning; and engaging the private sector. The project will also advocate with governments to increase funding obligations for family planning and partner with them to track commitments made.
- Burkina Faso