Using Social and Behavior Change to Expand Access, Build Trust, and Meet the Family Planning Needs of Youth
September 29, 2021 - 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. (EDT)
13h Accra (GMT) / 14h Abuja (WAT) / 15h Lusaka (CAT) / 16h Addis (EAT)
Join Breakthrough ACTION for a roundtable discussion on tools to better understand and meet the needs of youth and improve family planning outcomes. Through hands-on facilitation, participants will learn about Breakthrough ACTION resources to help provide comprehensive sexual education in a digital space, cultivate empathetic relationships between providers and young clients, and conduct meaningful dialogue with youth to address their reproductive health wants and needs.
The 1 hour and 15-minute roundtable will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
MODERATOR: Erin Portillo, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION
- Findings and recommendations from the Youth Family Planning Digital Literacy Review (Catherine Harbour, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION)
- Experience in testing and adapting Empathways for providers and community leaders in Côte d’Ivoire (Léopoldine Tossou, Breakthrough ACTION Côte d'Ivoire)
- Liberia’s Let’s Talk about Sex youth listener groups (Thon Okanlawon, Breakthrough ACTION Liberia)
CLOSING REMARKS: Amy Uccello, Senior Adolescent and Youth Technical Expert, USAID
HIFA profile: Marcela Aguilar is Director of Communications at Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington DC. www.breakthroughactionandresearch.org marcela.aguilar AT jhu.edu