We are thrilled to present the new HCDExchange Advisory Council! The Advisory Committee provides HCDExchange with expertise, leadership support, and strategic direction. They lend their voices and influence as HCD+ASRH champions, advocate for the adoption of good practices and for the generation of evidence and broker partnerships and create opportunities to secure political and financial […]
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We are extremely excited to introduce you to the second batch of HCDExchange Youth Leadership Hub Associates. The Youth Leadership Hub (YLH) is a cohort of eight youth HCD+ASRH leaders from sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia who offer insight on young people’s lives and experiences, lead meaningful youth engagement efforts, and demonstrate youth leadership across HCDExchange’s work.
Under the direction of the HCDExchange Project Director, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) is responsible for planning, team management and performance oversight that is aimed at achieving the HCDExchange’s mission and objectives with a focus on quality assurance and compliance as well as creativity, collaboration and camaraderie. He/she/they will manage and execute HCDExchange’s work plan, supervise and support a cross-cultural and geographically distributed team, and develop or refine processes and practices that boost efficiency, facilitate collaboration, and honor differences.
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.
As we work to build the field of HCD + ASRH as a more mainstream way of running this kind of programming, we want to ensure that quality remains central to these programmes, and there are universal standards for evaluating quality. This helps to ensure that all stakeholders are held accountable to the same standard and we can avoid the use of tokenistic human-centred design approaches.
What does ‘quality’ mean at the intersection of HCD & ASRH work? How can we ensure quality throughout the design and implementation stages of these programmes? The HCDExchange Quality and Standards Working Group, chaired by HCDExchange partner YLabs, is working together to develop quality standards for applying design methods and mindset to ASRH programming. It […]
We are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of the HCDExchange Design Fellows! The HCDExchange Fellowship was conceived to drive cross learning between human-centred design professionals and organizations working within adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Fellows are selected through an open process and placed within leading design-led ASRH organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for a period […]
The HCDExchange is diversifying the Advisory Committee and opening up to new membership. The HCDExchange first formed an Advisory Committee in July 2020 to provide the Secretariat with expertise, leadership support, and strategic direction. Primarily comprised of dynamic, passionate and experienced leaders in the HCD+ASRH community, the Advisory committee performs the following duties: Lend their […]
On this call, we explored the question: how might human-centred design facilitate the process of gathering and using informative insights from youth?
HCDExchange director MaqC Eric Gitau reflects on the HCDExchange journey so far and what lies ahead in 2021.