21 November 2016
African Youth and Adolescents Network (AfriYAN)
AfriYAN will train and equip a total of 150 young leaders from 10 countries in East and Southern Africa with required knowledge and skills in high impact, evidence based adolescent health advocacy and accountability to advocate for policies and programs at country level to prioritise adolescent health. The young leaders will also be trained in youth led accountability to hold their governments accountable to their commitments in the Global Strategy (2016-2030) to improve adolescent health outcomes. The young leaders shall be sourced from AfriYAN country networks in the ten countries who are also leaders of youth led and youth serving organizations in these countries. The young leaders will be trained and supported to develop country specific youth led accountability frame works to monitor and track progress on the implementation of adolescent health commitments in their countries. The time line for the above commitment is 2020. The expected outcome/ indicator is at least a national law, policy or program in each of the 10 countries that prioritizes adolescent health interventions in the program implementation frameworks.