The Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) is a two-year pilot funded by Christian Aid, and
jointly implemented by Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) and Gender Awareness Trust (GAT). The project
aims to improve significantly the choices and opportunities for adolescent girls in Kaduna state to live productive
and meaningful lives.
The project recognises that faith leaders are strong opinion leaders in the society and can influence positive
attitude and behavioural changes within the society. Therefore, it seeks to achieve its aim by supporting faith
actors and faith based institutions at community and state levels to take action around major issues affecting
adolescent girls in the context of Northern Nigeria. Three interlinked issues that significantly affect the welfare
and wellbeing of the girl child have been identified and will be addressed by the project:
- Early marriage
- Economic empowerment
The project will be implemented in 12 communities in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) – Makarfi, Chikun
and Zango Kataf – all spread across the three senatorial districts in the state.