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Adolescent Programming Toolkit


Adolescent Programming Toolkit: Guidance and tools for adolescent programming and girls' empowerment in crisis settings

The Adolescent Programming Toolkit has been designed to support frontline teams to work with and for adolescents in emergencies and protracted crises.

Responding to crises and meeting the unique needs of adolescents, particularly girls, is a core part of Plan International’s work. The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ and young women’s health, protection, education, economic opportunities and the digital gender divide has once again highlighted the importance of our distinct focus on empowering adolescent girls in crisis settings.

The guidance and tools have been developed by Plan International staff working in emergencies and protracted crises based on programme evidence, numerous accounts from adolescents and good practices shared by frontline staff globally. It contains four chapters:

  1. Why we should invest in adolescents in crisis settings;
  2. Theory of Change to support adolescents to learn, lead, decide and thrive in crisis settings;
  3. Programmatic Framework which presents our results framework and key interventions;
  4. Step-by-step Guide for programming with and for adolescents in crisis settings, with key considerations for reaching and supporting adolescent girls.