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.
Our final community call for the year was a reflection on our work in 2020, and an introduction to some of the HCDExchange’s priorities for 2021.
On December 3, 2020, The HCDExchange team participated at the Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) Annual Conference on sexual and reproductive health. Check out the three key takeaways from the HCDExchange panel on youth integration in HCD+ASRH programming
The HCDExchange community strategy, co-developed in consultation with the Community of Practice over four months in 2020, articulates the vision and roadmap towards building a learning community around the application of HCD in ASRH.
Through a vibrant collaborative writing exercise and facilitated discussion, community members gave input into their aspirations for how they would like to see the HCDExchange community of practice support the HCD+ASRH ecosystem.