Read our report that summarizes key insights from the HCDExchange Youth Day convening held on August 12, 2020.
We are seeking a mid-career professional who is passionate about the intersection of human-centered design and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. The Consultant will use their HCD expertise to provide guidance, advance skills and capabilities, and develop outputs. They will also be instrumental in supporting the HCDExchange Community of Practice, with an emphasis on meeting members’ applied HCD needs and aspirations, and creating opportunities for collaboration and learning.
The following is a transcript of remarks that were delivered as part of the opening plenary of the HCDExchange International Youth Day on August 12, 2020. Panelists addressed the critical need to keep youth at the center of sexual and reproductive health programming.
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.
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.