Designing a framework for optimizing transitions to adulthood to improve the lives of adolescents, their families, and communities; building an online analytical tool to synthesize data and evidence; and furthering knowledge on the relationship between adolescents, population, and climate change.
Analyzing the vulnerabilities, gaps, and barriers to services and opportunities for adolescent girls; reviewing the policy context and current programs; and providing disaggregated analyses of adolescent vulnerability to improve investments and policies.
Supporting the behavioral working group of the Microbicide Trials Network that brings together researchers and community and industry partners to evaluate microbicides (products intended to prevent HIV transmission) and dual-purpose products for preventing both HIV and unintended pregnancy.
Examining the effects of climate change on fertility and reproductive health outcomes and developing a conceptual framework to design and test adaptation interventions that build resiliency, with gender-based needs at the core, and sustainably protect and advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Conducting research to understand the relationship between child marriage and adolescent sexuality; and integrating research with experience gained through program implementation.
Developing an integrated picture of climate change and population trends, including fertility intentions and migration patterns.
Reducing child marriage through development of a learning agenda, design of indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools, and research and analysis.
Identifying environmental hot spots, based on population sizes and compositions in conjunction with climate events, and contextualizing responses to risks to understand exposure and vulnerability of different populations.
Generating research to better understand how climate and the environment impact people, and how people, in turn, impact the climate and their environment to inform local and global policies and programs.
Provide technical assistance/implementation support to World Bank’s Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative; aims to empower poor girls and their families by expanding choices and opportunities to promote education and delay marriage, childbearing.