“We often focus only on the problems, but now let’s focus on solutions,” said David, who is a board member and chair of the youth constituency of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). He is also a member of the Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.
During the session, David hopes to demonstrate how the Hub’s model works. It employs “cross-stakeholder action learning” to come up with new solutions to challenges and to develop ways for youth to become involved in SRHR. The Hub focuses on priorities defined by stakeholders centred on meaningful partnerships involving young people to facilitate learning among youth, researchers, and funders. “Our model is about learning and not just about advocacy and youth saying ‘we demand this’,” says David, “There are six phases in the learning process: observe, assess, design, implement, capture and repeat.”