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Over 1,200 religious leaders attended a three-day symposium on “Islam, Demographic Dividend and Family Wellbeing”, that took place from 25 - 27 July, 2017, in N’Djamena, Chad. It was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Government of Chad, the Chadian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) and the World Bank, in support of the Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative, which aims to accelerate the demographic transition in the six Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.