2023 Youth Events

Published on September 7, 2023

MOMENTUM is continuing the conversation from International Youth Day 2023 with four youth-focused webinars through the end of 2023. Join us at these events to hear from youth partners in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, India, Kenya, Niger, and South Sudan about topics including youth social accountability in health systems, youth as agents of change, and working with youth in fragile settings to create positive health outcomes. Learn more about each webinar below.

mercredi, 20 septembre/wednesday, september 20

Engager les jeunes comme agents de changement pour répondre aux besoins de santé dans les environnements fragiles/Engaging Youth as Agents of Change to Address Health Needs in Fragile Settings

Ce webinaire public francophone, qui aura lieu le mercredi 20 septembre à 8h HAE/12h TUC, mettra en vedette trois pays du MOMENTUM Résilience Sanitaire Intégrée – la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Burkina Faso, et le Niger – qui ont chacun travaillé de manière unique pour établir des relations avec la population jeune de leur région respective afin d’améliorer les résultats en matière de santé. Les conférenciers décriront la stratégie d’engagement des jeunes du project et les résultats pertinents. Cette session mettra en vedette des jeunes membres de la communauté de chaque pays qui décriront leurs perceptions de l’état de leur pays, les problèmes de santé auxquels les jeunes sont confrontés et des suggestions sur la façon dont la santé peut être améliorée. L’objectif du webinaire est d’encourager l’engagement des jeunes en tant que mécanisme important pour améliorer les résultats de santé dans les contextes fragiles et servira d’occasion aux jeunes de différents pays du projet de discuter de leurs expériences les uns avec les autres.

Une traduction simultanée en anglais et en espagnol sera disponible. L’inscription est obligatoire.

This public francophone webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, September 20 at 8am EDT/12pm UTC, will feature three MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience countries – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burkina Faso, and Niger – who have each worked in unique ways to build relationships with their respective region’s youth population to improve health outcomes. Speakers will describe the project’s youth engagement strategy and relevant outcomes. This session will feature youth community members from each country who will describe their perceptions on the state of their country, health issues youth face, and suggestions for improving health. The goal of the webinar is to encourage youth engagement as an important mechanism for improving health outcomes in fragile settings and will serve as an opportunity for youth from different countries to discuss their experiences with one another.

Simultaneous translation into English and Spanish will be available. Registration is required.


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Thursday, September 21

Youth as Agents of Change: Toward a Sustainable Future

Join MOMENTUM on Thursday, September 21st at 12:00pm UTC for a dynamic live discussion featuring passionate youth speakers and moderators who are driving positive changes in the fight for sustainability. In an era defined by global challenges and uncertainty, we believe that today’s youth are the beacon of hope, possessing the power to become transformative agents of change. You will hear from youth partners from India, Kenya, and South Sudan while live illustrators capture the conversation in real-time. The event will be conducted in English with live interpretation in French.

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Wednesday, September 27

The Power of Youth Voices: How Youth Are Holding Their Health Systems Accountable for Meeting Their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

From 2021 to 2023, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership partnered with two youth-led organizations, Youth for Sustainable Development in Kenya and Youth Advocacy on Rights and Opportunities in Ghana, to support the implementation of youth-led social accountability mechanisms and to advance learning. Join this webinar on Wednesday, September 27 at 8am EDT/12pm UTC to hear directly from youth about how they led social accountability for sexual and reproductive health and rights and their challenges and achievements along the way. The webinar will also explore how their activity impacted their health systems and communities in Ghana and Kenya, as well as the capacity and development of their organizations and staff.

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Thursday, November 2

The Silent Burden: Exploring the Link between Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Perinatal Mental Health in Low- And Middle-Income Countries

A 2016 study showed that adolescent mothers have a 63% higher risk of experiencing perinatal depression compared with adult mothers. Evidence suggests there is a relationship between adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and adolescent perinatal mental health, but the bi-directional impacts and optimal programming strategies are not yet well understood.  MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership explored this in a recent publication.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, November 2 at 8am EST/12pm UTC to discuss the relationship between adolescent SRH, including contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy, and perinatal mental health; learn about promising program interventions; and explore areas for future research and learning.

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