Putting research evidence at the heart of efforts of improve adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in East and Southern Africa
3 February 2014
The use use evidence for improving sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people can influence decision-making. Photo: CIFOR

AFIDEP initiates work to strengthen evidence for action and accountability for improved SRH of young people in Eastern and Southern Africa. The new project, funded by NORAD, will:

1.    Generate evidence to inform policy and programme interventions in Kenya and Malawi, the EAC and SADC to improve access to young people’s SRH outcomes.

2.    Increase awareness among decision-makers of the benefits of improving young people’s SRH outcomes and proven interventions for improving youth SRH outcomes in EAC and SADC regions.

3.    Strengthen the institutional capacity of AFIDEP and knowledge of policy actors in Kenya and Malawi to generate and use evidence for improving SRH outcomes for young people.

Running for three years, from December 2013 to November 2016, the project will be implemented primarily in Kenya and Malawi, and lessons from the two countries will be shared with other countries through regional platforms such as the East African Community, the Southern Africa Development Community, and the African Union.

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