An Interventional Strategy for addressing The Social Development and Reproductive Health Needs of The Youth in Nigeria; Lessons Learnt

Mobolaji O. Odubanjo, Scholastica M. Lan, Mobolaji K. Ogunsulire, Anjola O. Olanipekun, Akinyinka Omigbodun

Abstract

The youth constitute a critical age group especially in a populous nation like Nigeria. Therefore, a lot more needs to be done to address the needs (social development and reproductive health) of the youth. The Nigerian Academy of Science set up a project to address the needs of youth by working with the youth and various stakeholders, including two state governments, to identify and develop evidence-based policy to respond to the needs. The needs assessment involved data collection from the youth and other stakeholders and the collective review of the findings. Consequently, strategic plans were developed for each state. Diverse strategies were employed which promoted partnership among the stakeholders and led to ownership of the policy documents (strategic plans) developed. 

Keywords

Youth, policy, evidence-based policymaking, intervention, strategy, Nigeria.

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