अक्टोबरमा 28, Knowledge SUCCESS र FP2030 ले Connecting Conversations श्रृंखलामा हाम्रो अन्तिम छलफलको दोस्रो सत्रको आयोजना गर्यो।. यस सत्रमा, वक्ताहरूले शक्तिहरू खोजे, चुनौतीहरू, and lessons learned in implementing multi-sectoral programming in AYSRH and why multi-sectoral approaches are key to rethinking AYSRH service provision.
Speakers discussed the importance of using a holistic approach within multi-sectoral programming, sharing stories from within their respective sectors. Ayenekulu emphasized that effective multi-sectoral collaboration requires considering young people as actors and decision-makers, rather than simply treating them as users of a given program. She explained that young people and adolescents must be centered in the design process, as they are experts regarding the issues facing them. Padilla highlighted several necessities for effective collaboration: clearly identifying the issues that need to be addressed within the target population, understanding one’s own role in the system surrounding that issue, and discovering other strategic stakeholders in that system. She explained that multi-sectoral programming requires systems thinking, as programs must address the broader set of challenges and circumstances that undermine youth potential. Mshighati echoed the sentiments of the other speakers, commenting that through analysis of human and community needs, it is clear they are interconnected and must be addressed with this in mind.
“Multi-sectoral collaboration calls for considering [युवा] as main actors, as decision-makers in their life, as experts of their own issues, rather than considering them as mere beneficiaries.”
Mshighati explained that engaging key beneficiaries is critical to implementing and enhancing multi-sectoral programming. He described how young people in the community are the ones who can explain the unique challenges they face, devise a solution, and outline their own capabilities and support needs. Mshighati went on to highlight the importance of governmental stakeholders, detailing the stages of how a program can be evaluated and supported at different governmental levels. He also mentioned the importance of engaging civil society organizations, as they can assist in key ways at various implementation levels. As an example, he described Pathfinder’s efforts to bridge the work of family planning initiatives and conservation programs in the East African region, underscoring the necessity of bringing these groups together to discuss potential solutions to their intersecting issues.
Ayenekulu discussed how multi-sectoral programming can address the needs of diverse populations of adolescents and young people; consequently, द types of sectors that should be included will differ based on these unique needs. She explained that the difference between the needs and priorities of youth populations, and the strategies that collaborating sectors must use to address these needs, highlights the necessity of centering young people in program design and implementation. Padilla discussed the importance of involving private-sector stakeholders, who have a vested interest in promoting AYSRH due to its positive impacts on the employability of young people. She shared a story of integrating AYSRH into a program that aimed to help young people find employment in Mexico, and how it was surprising yet understandable that industry employers were interested in supporting this initiative. Padilla explained that these sectors are motivated to promote the health and wellbeing of youth and adolescents, as addressing these larger systemic problems can also improve their employment rates.
Mshighati discussed how consistent and collaborative learning sessions can enhance the collective knowledge gained through multi-sectoral programming. In his experience, the learning process is informed by continuously monitoring the programming and evaluating its effectiveness; he described how evaluation mechanisms must be jointly developed during the design phase in order to benefit all stakeholders. Mshighati explained that, in these learning sessions, program leaders meet with community members, government officials, and civil society stakeholders to analyze knowledge gained, evaluate key outcomes, assess any emerging challenges, and devise ways to address them.
“Much of what is needed to achieve certain SRH outcomes, either in women or in youth and adolescents, had to do with behavior change through communication.”
Padilla spoke about the importance of understanding the greater context of issues facing youth and adolescents, explaining how program leaders can draw on stakeholders existing in that context in order to improve their program’s outcomes. She described the necessity of identifying key local stakeholders who may wish to be included in AYSRH programming and discovering their potential incentives to collaborate. Padilla went on to explain how, by creating a map of the resources and organizations that exist around the target population, program developers can engage with stakeholders outside of their sector and work together to combat larger systemic issues. She also mentioned the necessity of tailoring one’s language to their stakeholder audience, as communication is key to ensuring buy-in and enhancing collaboration.
“This approach has given us the opportunity to not only tackle a specific issue but also to look at different actors that are not in our own sector that might be super strategic to involve in our work; it can help us provide better outcomes and better services for our young people.”
Ayenekulu emphasized that strong coordination mechanisms are critical for efficient and effective multi-sectoral approaches. These mechanisms must include clearly outlined roles and responsibilities for each partner, and a strong accountability framework must also be built into the coordination mechanism. Ayenekulu explained that an accountability framework can exist in several forms, such as formal evaluations. She also highlighted the need for clear, tangible, and measurable goals and consistent data collection regarding whether or not goals were met.
“For a multi-sectoral approach to work, there must be a strong coordination mechanism, and it should be supported by clear lines of roles and responsibilities.”
Mshighati discussed the reasons why joint implementation has more benefits than simply joint planning or parallel implementation (where programs are simultaneously implemented but not integrated). He explained that the efficacy of joint implementation depends on the strength of the relationship between collaborating sectors; if the relationship isn’t sufficiently strong, each partner runs the risk of not adequately integrating the others’ work into their own. If this happens, two jointly designed programs may be implemented alongside each other without efficiently maximizing their potential for coordination. Mshighati suggested that joint implementation can facilitate a culture where everyone understands how their different forms of work intersect and complement each other, which can translate into improved program outcomes and better use of limited resources.
“In joint implementation, you build a culture of every person understanding the work of others.”
"कुराकानीहरू जडान गर्दै"युवा नेताहरू र युवा मानिसहरूका लागि विशेष रूपमा तयार गरिएको श्रृंखला हो, द्वारा आयोजित FP2030 र ज्ञान सफलता. पाँच विषयवस्तुहरू प्रस्तुत गर्दै, प्रति मोड्युल चार देखि पाँच कुराकानी संग, यो शृङ्खलाले किशोर र युवा प्रजनन स्वास्थ्यमा व्यापक रूप प्रस्तुत गर्दछ (AYRH) किशोर र युवा विकास सहित विषयहरू; AYRH कार्यक्रमहरूको मापन र मूल्याङ्कन; सार्थक युवा संलग्नता; युवाहरूको लागि एकीकृत हेरचाहको विकास; र 4 P’s of influential players in AYRH. यदि तपाईंले कुनै पनि सत्रहरूमा भाग लिनुभयो भने, त्यसोभए तपाईलाई थाहा छ यी तपाईको विशिष्ट वेबिनारहरू होइनन्. यी अन्तरक्रियात्मक वार्तालापहरूले मुख्य वक्ताहरूलाई सुविधा दिन्छ र खुला संवादलाई प्रोत्साहन दिन्छ. सहभागीहरूलाई कुराकानी अघि र समयमा प्रश्नहरू पेश गर्न प्रोत्साहित गरिन्छ.
हाम्रो पाँचौं र अन्तिम शृङ्खला, AYSRH मा उदीयमान प्रवृत्ति र रूपान्तरण दृष्टिकोण,"अक्टोबरमा सुरु भयो 14, 2021, र नोभेम्बरमा लपेटियो 18, 2021.
हाम्रो पहिलो श्रृंखला, जुन जुलाईदेखि चलेको थियो 2020 सेप्टेम्बर मार्फत 2020, किशोर विकास र स्वास्थ्यको आधारभूत समझमा केन्द्रित. हाम्रो दोस्रो श्रृंखला, जुन नोभेम्बरदेखि चलेको थियो 2020 डिसेम्बर मार्फत 2020, युवा मानिसहरूको प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य सुधार गर्न महत्वपूर्ण प्रभावकारीहरूमा केन्द्रित. हाम्रो तेस्रो शृङ्खला मार्चदेखि चल्यो 2021 अप्रिल सम्म 2021 र SRH सेवाहरूमा किशोर-उत्तरदायी दृष्टिकोणमा केन्द्रित. हाम्रो चौथो शृङ्खला जुनमा सुरु भयो 2021 र अगस्टमा सम्पन्न भयो 2021 र AYSRH मा प्रमुख युवा जनसंख्यामा पुग्नमा केन्द्रित छ. हेर्न सक्नुहुन्छ रेकर्डिङ (अंग्रेजी र फ्रान्सेली मा उपलब्ध) र पढ्नुहोस् कुराकानी सारांश समात्नु.