The project aims to strengthen the coordination of interventions on adolescents and young people’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (AY SRHR) information and services.
Budget: 250,000 USD
Donor: nThe David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Timeline: 2 Years (January 2020 – April 2022)
Project implementation areas: Africa
Partners: AUC/ UNFPA/UNESCO/GIMAC
Other interesting information: Through the project, youth and adolescents SHRH are mainstreamed in the key policy instrument of and processes of the African Union./ The Project coordinated the establishment of the cluster on life skills education and career guidance to respond to the changes in the provision of sexuality education on the continent. (Linking Education and SRHR).
Key achievements to date:
- Sexual Health Campaign / Mental Health Campaign - Co-lead the conversation on the reporting of the State of the World’s children 2021.
- Advocacy2Action Capacity Building Training/ GIMAC Youth Advocacy Training
- Africa Girls Summit / Conducting conversations in key international moments - Egumeni sessions series with the AUC on different topics.
- Life Skills and Career Guidance Cluster: New members joined the Cluster / Development of the Continental Strategy for Education for Health and Well-being in Africa
Innovative approaches: Profiling young people, advocates to lead on the key events within the AUC (Dubai Expo/ AU Summit) /Inclusive approaches of youth-led initiatives in advancing the Advocacy work on SRHR and Mental Health across the continent.
Lessons learned: Enhancement of reciprocal communication among partners and cluster members/ Strategize the way forward, follow-up and evaluation of the project activities.