Project Overview - Adolescents 360 (A360)

A360 is a girl-centered approach to contraceptive programming­ co-funded by BMGF & CIFF, with a goal to increase girls’ voluntary uptake of modern contraceptives, while supporting them to choose the lives they want to live. The project takes a holistic, 360° approach to the design, delivery and scaling of its programs. We apply a user-centered, empathetic and responsive approach in:

  • Supporting girls to identify their goals
  • Exploring what stands between girls and their ability to achieve their goals
  • Identifying how we can make contraception relevant to girls’ lives

The first phase of the project (Adolescents 360 which was from 2016-2020) was implemented in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania,

In this new phase, A360 is implementing a 5-year grant in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya, with girls and governments leading the way.

Over the next 5 years, A360 will:

  • Design solutions to strengthen support for contraceptive continuation.
  • Provide more substantive economic empowerment opportunities for adolescent girls.
  • Support adoption and continuation, while strengthening the engagement with girls’ key influencers
  • Better reach harder to reach populations within A360 geographies (e.g., In Ethiopia, the pastoralist).
  • Integrate services to respond to girls’ holistic needs, beyond just their reproductive health.
  • Institutionalize A360 programs into government health systems, to build the evidence for what it takes to scale girl-centered programs at the national-, district- and state-levels.

Learn more here: About Us | Adolescents 360