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Translating Research Into Scaled Up Action: Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth in MENA

November 21

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:20 Opening words
9:20-11:00 Plenary: Global and regional evidence, including: 

● Global evidence: Adolescence a second window of opportunity (Prerna Banati, Innocenti Research Centre, UNICEF, Florence)
● Health and well-being: With a focus on MENA (Lancet Health Commission, Rima Afifi, Professor at University of Iowa College of Public Health)
● Demographic modelling for MENA region, implications for labor market and service delivery (UNICEF and ESCWA)
● Summary Evidence Brief – Recent evidence in MENA and issues identified by Young people (Representative from Steering Committee)
● Humanitarian Adolescent and Youth Programme Mapping – Analytical Overview (UNHCR and OCHA)
● Adolescents and Youth Hopes and Aspirations (Young Representatives from the Participatory Action Research conducted by Young People in the MENA region)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Parallel streams sessions:

  • Adolescents and Youth Employment  (organized by ILO and UNICEF)
  • Violence against Adolescents and Youth (organized by Save the Children and UNICEF)
  • Adolescents and Youth Engagement and Participation (organized by AUB and UNICEF)

Content includes*:

  • Regional evidence
  • Country-level evidence (including by youth researchers)
  • Good practices (what works)
13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:15 Official time to visit posters prepared by youth and organisations/entities  (participants can also visit the posters during the morning and afternoon break)
14:15-14:45 Parallel stream sessions  (additional presentations, as needed)
14:45-15:45 Parallel stream sessions: Group work: 

  • Recommendations for scaled-up action:
    •  For policy makers
    • Donors
    • Researchers/academia
    • Adolescents and Youth
    •  CSOs
    • UN agencies
15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Closing plenary:

Main recommendations from morning plenary (Speaker TBC)

  • Summary of key evidence
  •  Ideas of how research and evidence can help build scale
  • Key recommendations

Main recommendations from the three streams (Speaker TBC)

  • Summary of key evidence
  •  Ideas of how research and evidence can help build scale
  • Key recommendations

Closing words: next steps  (Speaker TBC)


November 22

DAY 2: Donor Briefing Session (Hosted by ECHO, by invitation only)
An opportunity to share key findings, discuss recommendations and agree on the way forward

Venue address and accessibility:

The hotel has disabled access.

Amman on 21 November 2017, at 8.30 a.m.
Address: Landmark Hotel, Al-Hussein Ben Ali street, Amman Jordan
Landline: + 962-6-5607100
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