Sub-Saharan Africa


Call for Papers: SAGE Open Special Collection – Adolescence, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted By: • September 8th, 2017

The objective of this special collection is to bring together contemporary research, thinking and critical scholarship about adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), both empirical and theoretical, in sub-saharan Africa (SSA). The special issue aims to draw together the work of academics and policy makers to make available current thinking, evidence, responses and debates relating to AGYW sexual and reproductive health needs in SSA. It is expected that this interdisciplinary and cross-cutting special issue will provide an avenue for experts at universities, international organisations, civil society groups and intergovernmental organisations to offer important insights on the subject matter. Read More

J Initiative Marks Safer Internet Day in Ghana

Posted By: • February 27th, 2017

For the past two years, J Initiative (JI), a RISE regional working group member, has worked with key child protection stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) in Ghana. Organized under this year’s global theme, ‘Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’, the SID 2017 forum was held in Accra on 7 February 2017, with parallel events also occurring in other parts of the country. Key partners and attendees of the event included World Vision International, Facebook, Vodafone-Ghana, Tigo-Ghana, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Ghana), Ghana Education Service, and the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Read More

Webinar on M&E of Reintegration

Posted By: • August 17th, 2016

Why Monitor and Evaluate Reintegration Programmes?
Considerable attention and resources have been targeted at the reintegration of different groups of children over the years, yet rigorous evaluations of these interventions are rare and it is not always clear what lessons are being learnt. Read More

Trace Kenya Marks its 10th Anniversary

Posted By: • July 21st, 2016

Trace Kenya, a member of the RISE sub-Saharan regional working group, celebrated its tenth anniversary at a ceremony held in Mtwapa, a suburb of Mombasa, Kenya in March.  Trace Kenya’s founder and director, Paul Adhoch, chaired the event which convened key stakeholders including beneficiaries, partners, media representatives and community members. Read More