Niger, youth empowerment
Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) and the Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability for a talk by Dr. Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni, Director of OASIS Niger and a champion for women’s empowerment and family planning in the West African Sahel.
Dr. Nouhou will discuss strategies to improve family planning demand in Niger, with a focus on understanding women’s empowerment challenges. The fertility rate in Niger has been stagnant for the last 25 years at over seven children per woman, despite 20 years of population policy and decline in child mortality. Nouhou will discuss how girls and women’s empowerment influences fertility rates in Niger.
About the Speaker:
Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni, PhD
Director, OASIS Niger
Nouhou Abdoul Moumouni is a demographer-statistician involved in innovative work on demographic issues in West Africa. His PhD research focuses on the links between women’s empowerment and fertility projections, including the use of contraception. Nouhou believes in the potential of women to contribute to family welfare and the need for African countries to unlock this potential to accelerate economic and social development.
The OASIS Initiative aims to accelerate a demographic transition in the Sahel. We are building the evidence base and local leadership to help the region overcome serious development challenges. OASIS works to increase contraceptive uptake, delay the onset of childbearing, and empower girls and women to make strategic decisions about their reproductive lives.
fertility, Niger, women's empowerment