Youth

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Young people’s beliefs and decisions about family planning are critical to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Too often, young people face obstacles that limit their access to modern contraceptive methods of their choice. Some of the largest barriers to contraceptive use include cultural norms about family planning, lack of financial resources, and political priority.

Many of the commitments made at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning (FP2020) focused on increased family planning equity and access among youth populations. The 2013 ICFP in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, provided an opportunity to highlight what is needed to maximize young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Youth delegates at the conference united to create the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, which is galvanizing young family planning supporters around the world.

The ICFP in January 2016 will continue supporting this burgeoning movement. Several hundred young people are expected to attend the conference, and youth will be the focus of one of the three plenary sessions, as well as a spotlighted track for abstracts.

Click here to view sessions and other events in the Youth track.

Youth Pre-Conference

The ICFP Youth Pre-Conference has been rescheduled for 24 and 25 January 2016. The pre-conference will start at 9:00 on 24 January (check-in begins at 8:00) and end just before the ICFP opening session on 25 January.

Youth Pre-Conference registration is now closed.

Click here to view the full Youth Pre-Conference program.

Youth Pre-Conference Program At a Glance

Sunday, 24 January
8.00  Check in for pre-conference (note: all participants must have picked up their badges prior to this)
9.00  Welcome and introductions
9.40 Twitter/Blog-a-thon debrief (TO BE CONFIRMED)
9.45  Plenary part 1: We are not planning families
10.45 Break
11.00 Plenary, part 2: Interactive discussion
12.00 Plenary, part 3: 20 years of progress on AYSRHR: where do we go from here?
13.00  Lunch
14.00 Panel: What to expect from ICFP 2016
14.45 Social media during ICFP 2016
15.00 Roundtable workshops (10 options)
17.00 Wrap up and reflection
17.30 Adjourn
17.30 Optional Q&A session about conference logistics
17.30 Women and Young People: Advocacy Centered on Stories

Monday, 25 January
8.00 Welcome and recap
8.30 Plenary: Public Relations 101: Events, press and the power of personal narratives
9.30 Plenary: What do we want to change? A review of existing policies affecting youth access to quality SRHR information and services
10.30 Plenary: Way forward – action points post conference
11.30 Lunch networking session
12.30 Roundtable workshops (9 options)
14.30 Wrap-up and questions
15.00 Departure for ICFP 2016 opening session
15.00 Orientation for those participating in the shadowing-mentoring program


Youth Video Contest to be Speakers/Moderators at the ICFP

180 young people aged 18 to 25 from all over the world applied to be speakers/moderators during the ICFP. All applications received were reviewed, and the selection process was based on a double-blind review process that rated the creativity, engagement, experience, and speaking skills of each applicant.

The conference organizers are proud to share the names and videos of the young people who will be speakers and moderators at the 2016 ICFP! These video contest winners will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective to the 2016 ICFP program.

Click here to watch a video compilation of all the submissions received.

OVERVIEW OF DELEGATES SELECTED THROUGH THE YOUTH VIDEO CONTEST

MODERATORS AND PANEL MEMBERS AT YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE

Ana Aguilera, 24 years, US/Mexico
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Burcu Bozkurt, 24 years, US
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Desmond Nji Atanga, 23 years, Cameroon
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Francis Oko Armah, 23 years, Ghana
Sponsored by Women Deliver

Jillian Gedeon, 24 years, Canada
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Romaric Ouitona, 22 years, Bénin
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

YOUTH PLENARY SPEAKERS

 Nomtika Mjwana, 22 years, South Africa
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Nanda Fitri Wardani, 22 years, Indonesia
Sponsored by the National Steering Committee Indonesia

Evans Odenyo, 23 years, Kenya
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Juan Ramon Diaz, 21 years, Dominican Republic
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

OPENING SESSION YOUTH SPEAKER

Margaret Bolaji, 25 years, Nigeria
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

YOUTH SPEAKER AT SIDE EVENT

“ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: LESSONS FROM THE SOUTH”

Mary Mwangi, 23 years, Kenya
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

MODERATORS AT SESSIONS/PANELS

Ahmed Aboushady, 20 years, Egypt
Sponsored by Women Deliver

Aly Goimba, 23 years, Côte d’Ivoire
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Amélé Ivette Kouwadan, 23 years, Togo
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Anggraini Sari Astuti, 24years, Indonesia
Sponsored by UNFPA

Arshpreet Kaur, 23 years, India
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Augustin Assaba, 24 years, Bénin
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Ayesha Memon, 23 years, Pakistan
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Betel Yibrehu, 20 years, Canada
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Dennis Odoyo, 23 years, Kenya
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Dieynaba N’diom, 24 years, Mauritanie
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Edouarda Keita, 24 years, Mali
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Edriss Naseri, 24 years, Afghanistan
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Eunice Emefa Yawo Kufoalor, 24 years, Ghana
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Gabriela Cristina Milla Godoy, 25 years, Honduras
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Gabriel Torgbor-Ashong, 24 years, Ghana
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Hamza Moghari, 21 years, Palestine
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Hoai Thu Tran, 22 years, Vietnam
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Junjian Gaoshan, 25 years, China
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Lotte Dijkstra, 21 years, Netherlands
Personal Sponsorship

Marcelline Sounnoukinny, 20 years, Bénin
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Mariam Nakabuubi, 23 years, Uganda
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Maryam Qonita, 21 years, Indonesia
Sponsored by the National Steering Committee Indonesia

Mbencho Andrew Millan, 24 years, Cameroon
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Mialinirina Zoelisoa Rakotomanana, 21 years, Madagascar
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Michalina Anna Drejza, 24 years, Poland
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Miso Dlamini, 21 years, Swaziland
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Mohamed Mahmoud, 24 years, Egypt
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Navin Bhatt, 21 years, Nepal
Sponsored by Guttmacher Institute

Nanono Nulu
Sponsored by International Planned Parenthood Federation

Nicholas Niwagaba, 22 years, Uganda
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Nyasha Mudukuti, 24 years, Zimbabwe
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Nyasha Phanisa Sithole, 25 years, Zimbabwe
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Patrick Segawa, 25 years, Uganda
Sponsored by Women Deliver

Paula Melisa Trad Malmod, 24 years, Argentina
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Qaisar Roonjha, 24 years, Pakistan
Sponsored by Guttmacher Institute

Samantha Lint, 23 years, United States
Personal Sponsorship

Stiven Lim, 18 years, Indonesia
Sponsored by the National Steering Committee Indonesia

Taleka Makunje, 25 years, Malawi
Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

Prabesh Bikram Singh, 24 years, Nepal
Sponsored by Women Deliver


Reproductive Health Products: What choice and needs do young people have?

Wednesday, 27 January, 10:00 – 13:00
International Conference on Family Planning, Tanjung Benoa Hall, Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia
Registration is now closed

One in ten births worldwide are to girls aged 15 to 19 years, and the vast majority are in low- and middle-income countries. More than 2 million adolescents are living with HIV. Pregnancy- and childbirth- related complications are one of the leading causes of death among girls 15-18. In order to ensure the reproductive health and rights of youth, it is necessary to ensure equitable access and availability of reproductive health supplies for them. Additionally, we need to ensure that young people too can make an informed choice on the use of contraceptive methods and high-quality maternal health supplies at affordable prices. The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition wants to ensure visibility and champion the issues of access to quality and affordable Reproductive & Maternal Health (RMH) supplies based on the needs and the choice of young people and is therefore inviting you to raise your voice!

Meeting Agenda
10:00-10:30 – Registration
10:30-10:45 – Welcome and objectives of the meeting (Robert Kasenene, United Nations Association of Tanzania)
10:45-11:15 – Introduction to the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and to reproductive health products (Emilie Peeters, RHSC)
11:15-11:30 – Coffee break
11:30-11:45 – Introduction to brain storm on young people’s reproductive health supply needs (Amanda Banura, Uganda Youth Alliance for Family Planning)
11:45-12:45 – Group exercise & discussion
12:45-13:00 – A call to action & closing (Emilie Peeters, RHSC)


Webinar on Submitting an Abstract for the 2015 ICFP

A webinar covering the basics of developing and writing a successful abstract for the ICFP and other conferences was held on 22 April 2015. More than 60 people participated.

The presenters were:
Dr. Reshma Trasi—Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Director, Center for Leadership and Management, Management Sciences for Health
Mariah Boyd-Boffa—Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Center for Leadership and Management, Management Sciences for Health