The Caravan is a faith-based initiative to stimulate social norm change among faith leaders and their institutions and communities. A multidisciplinary team of experts travels, as in a caravan, to different areas to deliberate with religious leaders on reproductive health and population issues, including family planning. The Caravan makes it possible to address misconceptions about, and resistance against, family planning and motivates Muslim religious leaders and communities to become champions of family planning. It has been implemented in over five countries in Africa.
In August 2015, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the Faith to Action Network in partnership with Al-Azhar University organised a learning caravan in the counties of Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu.
For more information, International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research of Al-Azhar University and Faith to Action Network have developed a case story of this work. Read the full story here: Case: Caravan raises awareness on child spacing on Kenyan Coast