Vision: The Sahel is a region where girls are free from early marriage, where women are free to choose the timing and number of their children, and where everyone has enough to eat.
Mission: The OASIS Initiative is Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel or Organiser l’Avancement des Solutions au Sahel. We aim to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the Sahel within our lifetime. The OASIS Initiative is building the evidence base and local leadership necessary to implement effective interventions on-scale throughout the region. We are focused on three “pillars” critical for the region: 1) educate and empower adolescent girls, 2) expand access to voluntary family planning and 3) adapt agricultural practices to climate change.
- Wake the world up! Increase awareness of the humanitarian catastrophe projected for the Sahel and advocate for funding commensurate with the challenge.
- Strengthen and amplify local voices. Build research, implementation and leadership capacity in the region. Promote local leadership in international advocacy.
- Build the evidence base. Collaborate on research in the region, with a focus on effective, integrated and scalable approaches.