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Meaningfully Engaging Youth: A Snapshot of the Asia Experience

Join Knowledge SUCCESS, USAID ReachHealth, The YP Foundation, the Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON), and the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) in a webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EST.


Through our various discussions with implementing partners, we’ve repeatedly heard that  adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) is a key priority within Asia. 

To increase knowledge sharing on AYSRH among people, organizations, and countries in Asia, Knowledge SUCCESS invites you to an interactive webinar on meaningfully engaging youth within the region.  Join us to hear how FP/RH organizations in Asia facilitate meaningful youth engagement at different levels, from co-creating with youth, ensuring quality FP/RH services for youth, and developing youth-friendly policies. These organizations will share key insights and lessons learned to ensure that AYSRH programming and policy change is centered around youth voices and activism. Youth are the leaders and innovators of today, not just tomorrow.


  • Grace Gayoso, Asia Regional Knowledge Management Officer, Knowledge SUCCESS Project

Featured Speakers:

  • Jeffry Lorenzo, Social Behavior Change and Gender Program Officer, USAID ReachHealth
  • Abhinav Pandey, Policy Working Group Coordinator, The YP Foundation, India
  • Kewal Shrestha, Program Manager, Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal
  • Anu Bista, Youth and CSE Manager, Family Planning Association of Nepal


  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM EST

Information On Speakers:

Jeffry Lorenzo, Program Officer on Social Behavior Change and Gender | USAID ReachHealth 

Email: jeffry@phreachhealth-ccp.org

Jeffry Lorenzo has 22 years of solid work experience in development work in the Philippines. He has led, designed, launched, and managed various innovative interventions in the areas of adolescent health, prevention of teen pregnancy, children’s rights, parenting education, comprehensive sexuality education, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) need in Humanitarian Settings. Through the years, he established his profession in providing technical guidance on adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programming to key national line agencies and a number of local governments in the country. 


Abhinav Pandey, Coordinator – Policy Working Group | The YP Foundation, India

Email: abhinav@theypfoundation.org

Abhinav Pandey is a youth advocate on adolescent health issues focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with over six years of experience in development and policy level. At The YP Foundation, Abhinav works as a Policy Working Group (PWG) Coordinator to facilitate the formation of a PWG network whose primary objective is to advocate for adolescent health issues at the state and national level.


Kewal Shresthat, Program Manager | Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal 

Email: program@ayon.org

Kewal Shrestha is a development worker currently working in the Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) implementing youth focused programs. This is done through engaging youth in participatory governance, social accountability, social inclusion, adolescent sexual and reproductive, climate change adaptation, and resilience building. Through AYON and its network of local youth-led organizations, he has been mobilizing youth to work with local and federal governments to improve youth friendly policies and services.


Anu Bista, Manager – Youth and CSE | Family Planning Association of Nepal 

Anu Bista (She/Her) works as a Manager for the Youth & Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) division at the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), and is truly passionate about her commitment to youth. She is a graduate of the Master in Public Health (European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholar), and has been engaged with FPAN since 2019.  She is a believer and advocate for the youth as key changemakers for global change. She has extensive experience working with youth and marginalized communities in various parts of Nepal. With her work, she has been able to contribute to the integration and development of teaching learning materials of CSE. She prioritizes engaging youth from diverse sub-groups as a generation of hope and a maker of a safe world.

This webinar is made possible by the support of the American People through the U.S. Agency for International Development under the Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing) Project Cooperative Agreement No. 7200AA19CA00001 with the Johns Hopkins University. Knowledge SUCCESS is supported by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Amref Health Africa, The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Busara), and FHI 360. The information provided in this webinar are the sole responsibility of Knowledge SUCCESS and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the U.S. Government, or the Johns Hopkins University.

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