Burkina Faso

Project Strengths
This project will focus on capacity enhancement of adolescents and young people, and those who can influence their decision making, e.g. school teachers, SRH service providers, and community adult members to ensure adolescents and young people access to quality SRHR information and services by facilitating the integration and synergies between the different service areas, and linking the SRH service to the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies.
Project Name
Enhancing Adolescent Capacity to Exercise their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Burkina Faso
Implementing Partners
KIMI Foundation, ABBEF (L’Association Burkinabè pour le Bien- Être Familial)
Supporting Agencies
UNFPA, Government of Japan
Project Period
2020 – 2023
Description of SRHR Needs
The fertility of adolescent girls and young people is very high in Burkina Faso. According to DHS IV (2010), the percentage of teenagers aged 15-19 who have already started their fertile lives (had a live birth or pregnant with a first child) was 23.8% for the whole country with a preponderance of rural areas (29.2%) compared to cities (12.6%). Due to limited or no access to high-quality and confidential services and information on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including contraception, the immediate consequences of the precocity of unprotected sex among young people and adolescents are early and unwanted pregnancies, STIs and HIV/AIDS. Physical immaturity combined with low access of adolescent girls to prenatal and maternal care increases their risk of dying from complications of pregnancy or developing obstetric fistula.  In Burkina Faso, with the exception of some families, FGM and child marriage are practiced by almost all communities. The prevalence at national level (FGM: 67.3% for age groups 15-49 years, EMC 2015 and 52% for child marriage, 5th in the world) are indicative of the extent of these practices.
JOICFP’s Intervention
Project purpose: Adolescents and youth living in the project sites are capable of exercising their rights for SRH
Target Area and Population: Central Region: 290,000 young people and adolescents in two health districts each in two regions, namely Central Regin (Bogodogo, Sigh Noghin) and West Central Region (Sabou and Reo).
Uniqueness in the Approach: (1) Multiple actors play key roles in the project including Youth Activists, Adult supporters, schoolteachers and youth friendly service providers for empowering adolescent and youth, and advocacy toward influential and decision makers, and (2) Customized I LADY. Program in the context of Burkina Faso

Activities: Technical cooperation to the following areas:

  1. Access to SRHR information and services
    • Communication strategy development and action plan development
  2. Customize the rights-based youth peer education package on ASRH/R
  3. Adolescent and youth reproductive health Advocacy Network Groups are formed, trained and supported to undertake advocacy activities
    • Communication strategy development and action plan for Adult supporters
    • Customize the adults peer education package on ASRH/R
  4. Monitoring and evaluation
    • Baseline survey and endline survey
    • Monitoring mechanism and tools development
    • Planning and organizing Start-up meetings
    • Organizing and implementation of Project Technical committee
Project Outcomes
  1. Adolescents and youth’ access to AYSRH information and services is increased in the project sites
  2. Quality adolescent and youth friendly SRH services are provided at health facilities in the project sites
  3. Enabling environment for adolescents and youth to exercise AYSRH/R is strengthened
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