We are seeking to hire a Community Manager for the HCDExchange community of practice. This a strategic, mission-critical role. Working as part of the HCDExchange Secretariat, the Community Manager will build and animate the HCDExchange Community of Practice, nurturing a dynamic and curious group culture, and ensuring that member have opportunities to document best practices, share insights and knowledge, improve skills, and work together to create public goods and fill evidence gaps that accelerate the HCD+ASRH field.
On August 12 we’re launching HCDExchange’s first annual International Youth Day convening! This event will bring together youth designers, advocates, and organizations to share practices, learning, and evidence. This is a great opportunity to connect with each other, celebrate the range of people and organisations working in HCD+ASRH, and showcase the global and southern nature of our community.
Participants explored the various ways young people can be involved in defining and designing programs and solutions that best address and meet their needs, as well as how to involve them meaningfully and visibly in policy process on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.
From listening to experiences from the different regions, it was evident that the lack of information about HIV causes rampant stigma, which is the biggest barrier to creating an effective HIV response.
Increasingly youth are standing up and saying that “there is nothing for us without us.” This statement reinforces the need to ensure that we take an adolescent and youth-centered approach to advancing the HIV response.
5 August 2020 — Join us as we discuss “How might we best design for sexual health with youth for youth?”
Learnings from a panel convened to explore ways that HCD has improved HIV prevention, care, and treatment outcomes for adolescents in different contexts within sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
By listening to experiences from the different regions, it was evident that SGBV is a cycle that permeates in all the spaces that young people occupy right from their own homes and schools to the larger society.
I believe we young people are the experts of our own issues. We have to be meaningfully engaged in matters that concern us.
1 July 2020 — Panelists will explore ways in which HCD has improved HIV prevention, care, and treatment outcomes for adolescents in different countries. Participants will reflect on the use and benefits of HCD methods in the global HIV responses, and discuss ways to close the gaps.