What we do...Advocacy.Reproductive Health.Research.Capacity Building.

The Centre for the Study of Adolescence is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1988 working in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS. CSA’s mandate is to advocate and implement policies and programs that enable young people to exercise choice, access to services and participate fully in activities that promote their health and well-being.


The CSA programs are clustered into four main areas headed by program heads namely Reproductive Health, gender and HIV/AIDS, Social Policy, Advocacy and Networking, Research and Publications and Capacity building – Supporting Service delivery through training. Several projects are currently being implemented under this program clusters.

CSA provides training and capacity strengthening of health service providers in the three regions of Kenya (Kisumu, Nairobi and Bungoma). Additionally, the centre provides support to Civil Society Organizations…
Under this component and In order to contribute towards improved policy context for implementation and realization of SRHR in Kenya, CSA has been involved in the implementation of several advocacy and policy improvement projects.
Based on data collected from the Y4Y project, two journal publications were done in collaboration with Staff from the University of California at Los Angeles published in the June 2012 special edition of the African journal of reproductive health.
CSA adopts programming models that facilitates the organization in its belief that project /program interventions designs should arise from a process of local community and/or national prioritization. That should address capacity building needs unique to each focal areas…

How we


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  • 1. Partnerships and Networks

    CSA works in partnership with other organizations and individuals through coalitions and alliances at global, regional and national levels to achieve its objective of ensuring a favourable environment exists for AYSRHR.

  • 2. Strengthening Health systems

    Health financing is an important factor affecting the strength of health systems.  Health sector has lots of competing priorities with limited resources necessitating the need for continuous generation of additional resources for health.

  • 3. Community focus

    CSA continues to play an instrumental role in the development as well as review of national and county level adolescent and youth health policies.

  • 4. Global Processes

    The Centre’s focus has mainly been on global health frameworks that support implementation of existing policies that promote sexual and reproductive health, reproductive rights, education and development of adolescents and youth.

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