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Girl radio programme Saathi Sanga Manka Kura radio programme advocating for girls' rights in Kailali, West Nepal. Credit: Clare Price ODI

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Keep checking this page for news, events, media mentions and other updates from the GAGE programme.

Upcoming events

GAGE and DME for Peace Webinar: Using Technology to Engage Adolescents in Peacebuilding in the Middle East 

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 10am EST

Description: Adolescents in conflict-affected contexts are increasingly recognised as key actors in peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes. How can we help young people to build a sustainable and gender responsive peace by involving them in research and programs that are tailored to their capabilities and preferred change mechanisms?

In this webinar, convened by the GAGE programme and DME for Peace, programmme implementers and researchers working with, and for, adolescents and youth will share their experiences of using new technologies to help gather and share evidence on adolescent well-being and facilitate peacebuilding processes in conflict affected communities. During the webinar, GAGE consortium members plus associates will share insights on best practices and the research ethics of using new technology-based research, programming and communication tools with and for adolescents which have potential for empowerment and tackling restrictive gender norms. 

The event will coincide with International Youth Day, which is commemorated each year on August 12. The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”. 


  • Dr Nicola Jones, GAGE Director
  • Ingrid Gercama, GAGE Participatory Research Fellow
  • Eva Kaplan, UNICEF Innovation Specialist
  • Jad Esber, Co-Founder, Arab Innovation Network
  • Charles Holmquist, Program Director, Search for Common Ground in Lebanon

For more information and to register visit the DME for Peace website. 

GAGE in the media 

Article: How significant were the pledges at the London Family Planning Summit?

Devex, July 26, 2017

GAGE Director Nicola Jones was quoted in this Devex article in response to the $5 billion in government and donor pledges to improve and expand reproductive health services in developing countries at the recent London Family Planning Summit: 

Nicola Jones, principal research fellow at ODI, said: “The large number of new commitments and in particular the very significant commitments by a number of developing country governments … is very encouraging.”

“However, the overall outcome appears to still fall below the $8 billion … needed to expedite and scale up progress to support all women’s and adolescent girls’ access to lifesaving family planning services,” she added.

Read the GAGE and ODI policy brief, Family Planning: The Adolescent Imperative