The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with support from various government and non-government organisations are co-convening a policy dialogue on teenage pregnancy and youth sexual and reproductive health in Kenya on 16 May 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The objective of the policy dialogue is to bring together various stakeholders from government, academia, think tanks, civil society, and the media, to deliberate on the challenge of teen pregnancies and come up with actions and policy recommendations aimed at mitigating teen pregnancy.
Specific objectives are:
- To present evidence on the current status of teenage pregnancies in Kenya in particular and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in general.
- To deliberate on the challenges and opportunities to addressing teenage pregnancies in Kenya.
- To determine policy and programme interventions for accelerating action in addressing teenage pregnancies in the country.
It will be a moderated dialogue that will run for two hours beginning with: a keynote address to highlight evidence and key issues related to on the teenage pregnancy in Kenya. This will be followed by a panel discussion to interrogate and flesh out the issues around the stated objectives and closed off by an open dialogue to discuss and propose policy and programme actions for addressing the teenage pregnancy menace and broader sexual and reproductive health challenges that adolescents and youth face in the country.