YouthPower Learning Gender and Positive Youth Development Community of Practice Meeting and Webinar
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (ET)
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and CoP Overview
9:15 - 9:20 Panel Introduction
9:20 - 10:00 Panel Presentations
10:00 - 10:20 Panel Q&A
10:20 - 10:30 CoP Priority Topic Brainstorm
10:30 - 10:50 Small Groups - CoP Activity Brainstorm
10:50 - 11:00 Report-back and Closing
Please join the YouthPower Learning Gender and Positive Youth Development (PYD) Community of Practice (CoP) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 for an in-person and online meeting to network and prioritize the CoP’s focus for the year. Online and in-person participants will also hear from a panel on engaging adolescent men and boys in gender-transformative sexual and reproductive health initiatives.
Gender Equity in Research and Practice: Engaging Adolescent Men and Boys for Sexual and Reproductive Health features new evidence and research from What Works Association and ICRW, alongside practical experience, strategies and techniques from Promundo Global and Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health.
Thanks to FHI360 for hosting this first in-person meeting of 2018.
Webinar: Gender Equity in Research and Practice: Engaging Adolescent Men and Boys for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Preston Mitchum is an unapologetic Black advocate and activist who brings a breadth of legal and policy experience to his role as International Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth. At Advocates, he supports both Policy and International Youth Health and Rights Divisions on the global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in U.S. foreign policy portfolio. In addition to his work at Advocates, he is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center teaching LGBT Health Law and Policy. Prior to joining Advocates, Preston served as the Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) where he provided in-depth analysis of new data, policies, and programs across SRHR—including HIV/AIDS, maternal health, family planning, and gender-based violence.
Nana Dagadu, MPH, is a Senior Research Officer and Instructor at Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH). At IRH, she is responsible for supporting Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation, research, and technical assistance efforts across projects, including the Gender Roles, Equality And Transformations (GREAT) Project in Northern Uganda. She obtained an MPH with a concentration in Reproductive Health and International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and has over nine years of experience designing and implementing sustainable development and sexual and reproductive health programs in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. Nana’s current research focuses on transforming social norms to prevent gender-based violence, eliminate health disparities, and empower adolescents throughout the life course. She is most enthused by her work documenting systematic approaches of scaling up evidence-based programs that expand reproductive choice and improve lives globally.
Allie Glinski is a Gender and Evaluation Specialist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). She has more than eight years of research, program, and advocacy experience focused on women’s economic empowerment, gender and clean energy, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), social enterprise development and value chain gender integration, education, child marriage, women’s time poverty and unpaid care work, and reproductive health and family planning. She conducts research on how to integrate gender into social enterprises to enhance both social and business outcomes, and specifically works to develop measurement systems to track these social impacts. She also conducts research on a series of population and development related topics including child marriage, women’s demand for contraception, adolescent family planning and sexual and reproductive health, and the links between adolescent girls’ education and successful transitions to adulthood.
Ruti Levtov is a Senior Research and Program Officer at Promundo. She plays a key role in Promundo’s research initiatives, including the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) and co-coordinated the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign between 2013 and 2017. Ruti previously worked with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center, and was a research fellow at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences in Mumbai. She received her MA in international comparative education at Stanford University, and her PhD in public health from the University of Michigan, where her research focused primarily on gender, violence, and schooling.