YouthPower Learning Webinar
Young People, Health, and the Planet: Empowering Youth Through Integrated Development
Thursday, June 6, 2019
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (EDT)
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Young people constitute a large share of the world’s population. According to the United Nations, 33 percent of the global population is between the ages of 10 to 29. Yet, many youth in the world’s most rural areas—whose needs differ from urban youth—are not receiving critical health services, education, or training. A growing body of evidence suggests that integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) projects, a type of community-based development approach, can help youth in rural communities meet these needs. PHE projects seek to improve community health—including family planning/reproductive health—and manage natural resources sustainably, often integrating skills-building and sustainable livelihoods.
This webinar will describe how PHE projects contribute to youth development, using the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project as an example. Participants will learn why the positive youth development framework is important to international development efforts, and how youth leadership and inclusion can contribute to positive sectoral outcomes.
• Smita Gaith, Policy Advisor, Population Reference Bureau
• Cassandra Jessee, Project Director, YouthPower Learning
• Modest Kinawa, Program Officer, HoPE-LVB project
• Gerald Semukanga, Youth advocate and HoPE-LVB community member