HCDExchange is a Knowledge Hub dedicated to exploring how human-centered design (HCD) can improve sexual and reproductive health needs and rights for youth and adolescents. This is a growing area in global health programming, with interest from funders and practitioners alike on how design thinking can support better programs and services. Since 2020, we have convened a global community of practice that drives, shares and increases learning to help shape this field, in low-resource settings.
The convening focused on insights emerging from the first large-scale HCD+ASRH projects: Adolescents 360’s Kuwa Mjanja, Tanzania, Smart Start, Ethiopia and 9ja Girls, Nigeria; Beyond Bias in Pakistan, Tanzania and Burkina Faso; Diva Centres in Zambia and Choice 4 Change and Future Fab in Kenya.
Participants identified four thematic areas to explore further, guided by the overarching question: how might we create the right focus, mechanisms and culture for shared learning in this space? In November 2019, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and inSupply Health were awarded a grant to develop a diverse, dynamic and inclusive Community of Practice focused on HCD+ASRH. These became our institutional homes.
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We have evolved to become the first global learning platform for HCD+AYSRH, with a large, diverse and engaged community of members and partner organizations. Read our HCD Exchange Convening Report detailing more on our formation.