29 May 2024

Drivers of Change

Investing in health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, social protection, and child protection services alone will not enable us to ensure the provision of every right for every child. The sustainability of our interventions relies on ensuring the children and adolescents can flourish in an inclusive, responsive, and resilient,…, Empowering Adolescents, Children and adolescents make up just under 50% of the population of The Gambia and, when empowered and their rights fulfilled, can drive positive change. Across all our programmes, we will engage with adolescents to empower them with 21st century skills, amplify their voices, and provide safe platforms where they can engage with their peers,…, Achieving Gender Equity, Today outcomes and opportunities for boys and girls in The Gambia contrast starkly and the barriers to achieving their rights are equally varied. While the percentage of boys enrolled in school is lower than for girls, girls face additional challenges staying in school. A lack of gender-sensitive water and sanitation facilities, the practice of…, Building Climate Resilience, The Gambia is amongst the countries where children and adolescents are most exposed to the risks of climate change, ranking 37th in UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index. We will ensure that climate resilience is ingrained within all our programmes, from solarpowered water systems to strengthening emergency preparedness in the face of…, Ensuring Transformative Social Behaviour Change, Social behaviour change is essential in ensuring the transformational changes needed to realize the rights of every child, especially the most marginalized including girls and children with disabilities. We recognize that changing knowledge is not enough to change behaviours. Through our partnership with local communities, families, children, and…