Ado Avance Ensemble

Ado Avance Ensemble enables vulnerable adolescents to fully exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights in societies that support their needs.

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Programme information

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo & West Africa at regional level.

Vulnerable adolescents (10-19 yrs.), particularly girls that have dropped out of school, are able to fully exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights in societies that support their needs.

Duration of programme

Partner organisations

Funded by
European Union

Young people make up the majority of the population in Francophone West Africa, and still, their sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services remain underserved. The more vulnerable they are, the less access to information and services they have. The Ado Avance Ensemble programme is here to work with vulnerable adolescents (10-19 yrs.), particularly out-of-school girls by:

  • Improving demand for and access to SRHR information and services.
  • Strengthening public and community health systems.
  • Promoting an enabling political and societal environment that allows vulnerable adolescents to access quality SRH information and services.

500,000 adolescents and another 300,000 young people (below 25 yrs.) are expected to be reached through the programme’s initiatives

Interventions that are being implemented in the context of the programme include:

Capacity strengthening of educators

Ado Avance Enseble facilitates the capacity strengthening of educators (e.g. peer-educators,community volunteers, outreach workers, social workers) in providing youth friendly, discrimination-free sexuality education.

Creation of operational offline & online (mHealth) referral systems

Operational offline and online (mHealth) referral systems for vulnerable adolescents, their educators, and parents are created and maintained throughout the programme.

Training public & private SRH service providers

SRH service providers are trained to provide comprehensive (age) appropriate, youth-friendly quality information and SRH services.

Mass & digital media campaigns

Campaigns via mass and digital media are running during the Ado Avance Ensemble programme, combined with tailored activities around Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC)

Advocacy at a national & regional level

Advocacy activities are taking place at a national and regional level.


This programme is funded by the European Union.

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