“Youth empowerment is vital for the country’s development in the 21st century. We encourage education stakeholders to join hands in tackling sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, gender equality and climate change issues,” said Bukelwa Ntlabati, the MIET AFRICA FutureLife-Now! (FLN) Country Manager.
She was addressing participants at an integrated service delivery jamboree held recently at Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe, Malawi.
The jamboree was hosted by the Malawi Ministry of Education Science and Technology in coordination with MIET AFRICA, with the aim of cementing partnerships among local and international organisations that implement education programmes, as well as to advocate for the FLN programme. The day also gave service providers an opportunity to exhibit and give information on the services they offer to the communities and the public, such as HTC services.
Malawian Central West Education Division representative,
The Sharing Meeting of the SADC Technical Committee on CSTL and FutureLife-Now! programme took place in Durban, South Africa, between 3–5 February 2020. Representatives from 16 Member States attended the meeting to discuss the relationship between CSTL, FutureLife-Now! and the Children’s Participation Framework as a strategic framework for accelerating sustainable development in the SADC Region. It also provided an opportunity for Member States to be inducted on the new SADC FutureLife-Now! programme, and offered a forum for sharing challenges, good practices, lessons learnt and policy or programme recommendations related to HIV&AIDS, SRHR and ART adherence. Click here for the Meeting Report and here to view and download the presentations .
Save the Children and MIET AFRICA have joined forces to advocate for stronger child-sensitive governance processes and systems across the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region, including inclusive, child-sensitive, democratic election processes. This advocacy brief provides an overview of the rights and responsibilities of children and state parties in securing the meaningful participation of children in election proceedings. It makes recommendations for developing child-friendly election proceedings in the ESA region, drawing on relevant legal instruments, literature and stakeholder views from 2017 research in Zambia and Tanzania on children’s civil and political rights. Click here to read the advocacy brief.
See what our partners at EBP Chile SpA have been up to with their Youth Climate Dialogues. Keep up to date with their news and updates by following their social media platforms including Instagram @Hablemosdelclima
SADC & MIET AFRICA through its regional programme FutureLife-Now! gives young people the opportunity to share and discuss solutions to the climate change crisis and implement these solutions within their own communities. FutureLife-Now! facilitates Youth Climate Change Dialogues which feature a live, video-conference session between schools in different parts of the world. Get in touch now to get your Youth Climate Change Dialogue started!