Pre-Meeting Youth Workshop Report: Evidence-Based Progress and Activity Planning for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health in DRC

Pathfinder International and E2A, with support from USAID and the Bill & Melinda Foundation, and in collaboration with DRC’s National Program for Reproductive Health, organized a technical workshop on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) in Kinshasa, August 22-23, 2017. The workshop engaged Congolese youth leaders with representatives of government, civil society, donors, and non-governmental organizations to examine DRC’s national and select provincial operational plans for family planning to see how they can be improved to better address AYSRH. To ensure that young people were able to meaningfully contribute at the workshop, the workshop was preceded by a preparatory phase “pre-meeting workshop,” on August 21, 2017, with the youth leaders. The pre-meeting workshop is described in this report.

The pre-meeting workshop and technical workshop on AYSRH adopted a similar methodology used by Pathfinder, E2A, and the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit, at an AYSRH technical workshop and pre-meeting workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in May 2017.