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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

Webinar: Adolescent girls' resilience in times of crisis

Wednesday, October 11, 2.30-3.45pm BST

Adolescent girls experience particular vulnerabilities following violent conflict, forced displacement and climate-induced disasters. Interventions designed to tackle the aftermath of such crises rarely take into account girls’ specific needs and vulnerabilities, particularly around psychosocial well-being. Yet by building adolescents’ emotional capacity and boosting their social networks and support services there is an opportunity to significantly enhance their resilience in the face of disasters and conflict.

On Day of the Girl Child, the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence programme convenes a webinar showcasing new programming and research on adolescent service provision and resilience measures, and discusses the most effective ways to measure progress and tackle key evidence gaps. 

Contributing chair: Dr. Nicola Jones, GAGE Director and ODI Principal Research Fellow


  • Sophia Wanjiku Ngugi, Technical Advisor, Women's Protection and Empowerment, Violence Prevention & Response Unit, IRC Kenya
  • Dr Bassam Abu Hamad, Associate Professor, Al Quds University
  • Veera Mendonca, Regional Advisor Adolescent Development and HIV/AIDS, UNICEF Middle East & North Africa Regional Office, with contribution from Dr Shoubo Rasheed Jalal, Regional Advisor, Gender, UNICEF Middle East & North Africa Region 
  • Julie Rialet, Research and Policy Associate, Girls Not Brides

To register for the webinar, please visit Eventbrite. 

The webinar will be broadcast via the GAGE website. Click here to view the webinar. 

For inquiries and questions, email

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