Adolescent health and well-being webinar series

8th August -12th September 2019 ¦ Online

About this series

Building the capacity of young people is critical to realizing the promise of the Sustaining Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Adolescents and young people are uniquely positioned to be effective advocates to hold their governments accountable for the delivery of promises, policies and programs that affect their lives. Now, more than any other time, young people have an opportunity to make sure every adolescent gets counted; and take action to advocate for adolescent health and well-being.

PMNCH in collaboration with key partners, will host a series of webinars with youth-led organizations and other interested stakeholders, to share learnings and best practices around key areas identified by the Adolescent and Youth Constituency.


Webinar 1: Adolescents – the missing population in universal health coverage

Thursday, 8th August ¦ 9:00-10:30am EDT ¦ 3:00-4:30pm CEST

This webinar showcased key messages from the Report: Adolescent Health: The missing population in Universal Health Coverage and facilitated a dialogue around key priorities and recommendations including smart funding, research, prioritizing interventions and engaging young people in decision making to ensure no adolescent is left behind.

Panellists: Valentina Baltag, WHO; Bekky Ashmore, Plan International UK; Avi Silverman, Child Health Initiative; Cristina de Carvallho Eriksson; Souzana Humsi, YPeer.

Moderated by Gogontlejang Phaladi.

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Webinar 2: Are you walking the talk? Assessing our progress on meaningful adolescent and youth engagement

Thursday, 15th August 2019 ¦ 9:00-10:30am EDT¦ 3:00-4:30pm CEST

What will accountability to the Global Consensus on Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement (MYE) look like? And how are signatories assessing and implementing their efforts? This informational webinar shared background on the Global Consensus spearheaded by PMNCH, IYAP and Family Planning 2020. Panellists outlined recommendations on meaningful youth engagement, presented indicators on youth participation and areas for action by partners including, participation in a new MYE accountability system.

David Imbago Jácome, International Youth Health Organization
Emily Sullivan, Family Planning 2020
Mimi Melles-Brewer, PMNCH
Victoria Forsgate, Restless Development

Moderated by: Alan Jarandilla Nuñez, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP)

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Webinar 3: What the numbers say: Understanding data on adolescent health and well-being

Thursday, 22nd August 2019 ¦ 9:00-10:30am EDT¦ 3:00-4:30pm CEST

This webinar provided an overview on data around adolescent health and wellbeing, highlighting gaps, and real-world examples of data usage in improving adolescent health. The webinar also shared resources for adolescent data gathering as well as lessons learned from youth gathered data.

Regina Guthold, The World Health Organization; Lucy Fagan, UN Major Group for Children and Youth and CYHN; Yemurai Nyoni, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Giorgi Pkhakadze The Independent Accountability Panel.

Moderated by Miriam Sabin, PMNCH.

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Webinar 4: How to engage in the Global Financing Facility (GFF): a dialogue with young people

Thursday, August 29th, ¦ English 9:00-10:30am EDT ¦15:00-16:30 CEST

This webinar provided an overview on how the Global Financing Facility works, and the entry points for engagement at the country level. It showcased recommendations based on the GFF Adolescent and Youth analysis on meaningful adolescent and youth engagement and presented the GFF AY Addendum as well as action plan.

Susanna Hurd, Global Health Visions
Kosi Izundu, GFF Investors Group Youth Representative
Patrick Mwesigye, Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum
Moderated by Kadi Toure, PMNCH

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French webinar: Comment participer au Mécanisme de financement Mondial : un dialogue avec les jeunes
7:00-8:30am EDT, 13:00-14:30 CEST

Les panélistes : Joannie Bewa, Young BeninEse Leaders Association (YBLA)
Kadi Toure, PMNCH

Modéré par Desmond Nji, PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency member

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Webinar 5: Celebrating youth-led advocacy for adolescent health and wellbeing

Thursday,12th September 2019 ¦ 9:00-10:30am EDT¦ 3:00-4:30pm CEST

This webinar showcased youth advocates from five countries as they shared lessons and best practices from their work on youth-led advocacy. This webinar was a celebration of youth leading advocacy for their health and rights.

Maziko Matemvu, Her Liberty Malawi
Michael Asudi, Organisation of African Youth, Kenya
Souvik Pyne, The YP Foundation, India
Toyin Chukwudozie, Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria
Desmond Nji, Cameroon Youth Network
Moderated by: Zanele Mabaso, Girls Globe

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