The Government of Kenya, the Regional Collaboration Platform (RCP) of National Population Councils/Commissions in Africa, and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) through the BUILD project will be convening a side session during the 56th Commission on Population and Development (CPD56) taking place from 10th to 14th April 2023 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The event titled “Addressing the triple threat of teenage pregnancies, gender-based violence and HIV among young people in Africa: A cross-sectoral approach to Sustainable Development Goals” will take place as follows;
- Date: Tuesday 11th April 2023
- Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm EST
- Participation: Hybrid. To confirm participation, please visit: https://forms.gle/JRYMs7vB7QjEKGWA8.
The event will bring together key stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, development partners, relevant UN agencies and the private sector to deliberate on the triple threat of teenage pregnancies, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS among young people in Africa. It will further explore cross-sectoral approaches, strategies and actions to address these challenges, particularly the intersection with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on education, environment, climate change, livelihoods, gender, and adolescent health issues.
- Keynote address – Dr Eliya Zulu – Executive Director, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
- Ms Margaret Edison, Director, National Population Commission, Nigeria and Chair of the Regional Collaborative Platform of National Population Councils/Commissions
- Dr Mohamed Sheikh – Director General, National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) Kenya
- Charles Banda – Director, Population and Development Department, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Zambia
- Dr Leticia A. Appiah – Executive Director, National Population Council, Office of the President, Ghana
- Mr Clive Mutunga, Project Director, BUILD Project, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
The BUILD Project is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and brings together southern leadership and organizations from Africa, Asia, and the USA including AFIDEP, Leadership for Environment and Development Southern and Eastern Africa (LEAD SEA), PATH Foundation Philippines Inc (PFPI), FHI360 and Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).