The participatory session will have a keynote address from the guest of honour on the general theme with respect to SRHR environment in Uganda and with a special focus on adolescents and young people. The “LetsTalk!” campaign will be introduced to the high-level stakeholders including government representatives, and will offer a unique opportunity to position its objectives and overarching goal in the context of the ESA region.
The issue of early and unintended pregnancy has bedevilled our society and led to irreversible consequences for girls and women in Uganda including school dropouts, maternal mortality, infant mortality etc. The session will bring together health practitioners, social innovators, civil society to deliberate on the alarming rates of EUP in the country and call for urgent policy and programmatic action. The panel will also discuss the roll out the national campaign to amplify efforts to reduce early and unintended under “LetsTalk” A panel of 4 people and 1 moderator will be constituted for this purpose.
This session will explore, holistic approaches to young people's SRHR issues related to lifestyle. The session will bring together health practitioners, social innovators, civil society to deliberate on practical solutions. During the session, we will borrow ideas from similar contexts and how these ideas have worked.
The Headteachers’ Share 101 will attract 50 secondary school administrators/headteachers, district officials and ministry officials to discuss the SRHR realities in schools and forge ways to provide a conducive environment for SRHR challenges and needs to be addressed in a timely and effective manner. The tenets of the draft National School Health Policy will be extensively discussed.
This session will link SRHR and the key development goals of Uganda and broader sustainable development goals e.g. gender equality, education and broader health goals environmental sustainability and economic growth. A panel of 4 people and 1 moderator will be constituted for this purpose.
This session will focus on showcasing the entirety SRHR environment in Uganda and will be delivered in a ted talk-like style. The speakers will share experiences, innovations & stories relating to SRHR to inspire, impart knowledge and demystify the myths and misconceptions. The session will be live-streamed to an audience of over 300,000 an all RAHU online platforms.
The power and influence of music as an integral role in communicating social issues cannot be ignored. We are constantly innovating and creating ways in which we can use art as a tool to advocate for and rely information on SRH. The powerful performances from our cultural icons will edutain the #IGDUg19 and light up the conversation.