In the first season we speak with guests from Kenya, India, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ethiopia. We get to hear about how they started working in the ASRH field, what motivates them, how they use HCD in their work and how they think we can design programmes that can serve adolescents and youth better.
Learning & Evidence
The HCDExchange curates and generates learning and evidence on HCD+ASRH. Read more about our approach in our learning agenda.
On this page, you'll find resources, toolkits, and more about learning, evidence, and practices at the intersection of human-centered design and adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.
The importance of Ethics is particularly crucial when considering engagement with vulnerable populations and sensitive topics. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health sits at the confluence of these.
Rasheed Mutaha from Maisha Youth describes his experience taking part in a three week, self-care design sprint to develop an online sexual and reproductive health resource that youth can access in a physically distant and disrupted world.
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.
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.
View the recording below from the webinar held on June 3, 2020, discussing how different actors may design and implement more effectively for SGBV prevention, support, and care among teen boys and girls.