One important lesson I took away was to immerse oneself in the surrounding environment for populations you are designing for – this is the truest form of displaying real empathy as a designer or programmer.
Youth Leadership Hub
The Youth Leadership Hub guides and works alongside the Secretariat to advance the HCDExchange, ensuring meaningful youth engagement.
Their work includes but is not limited to:
*Catalysing partnerships with youth-focused organisations and advocates globally, starting in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
*Equipping the HCDExchange with insights on youths’ realities and needs, with a focus on key moments in the HCD+ASRH program lifecycle
*Engaging youth-serving organisations, ensuring that their HCD+ASRH strategies and programmes align with adolescent and youth priorities
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.