This ENGAGE presentation demonstrates how faith communities and young people in the Sahel can work together to advance the future of the region by promoting a frank and open dialogue, and first and foremost, encouraging social tolerance.
This review assesses the literature on specific policy interventions across sectors that explicitly contribute to achieving a demographic dividend.
Leaders in Narok County recently made a bold change to their allocation of health funds in a way that prioritizes services for family planning and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) across all pillars of the health budget. This type of increased financial commitment from county leaders is a significant step forward in the context of Kenya’s devolved setting.
Two journalists – Carol Natukunda of the New Vision newspaper in Uganda and Joyce Chimbi of the Kenya-based African Woman and Child Feature Service – are the winners of a 2018 Women’s Edition story contest. Theirs were among 17 submissions from the 2018 group of Women’s Edition participants who produced print and broadcast stories using PRB travel grants awarded in June through August. All of the submissions were judged based on six criteria: depth and rigor of reporting, quality of writing, accuracy, originality, inclusion of a policy perspective, and overall interest. Each won a cash prize of $750.
Here are links to Carol Natukunda’s stories in PDF:
Here are links to Joyce Chimbi’s stories:
Integrated Challenges, Integrated Solutions
Afya Uzazi (“healthy parenthood” in Kiswahili) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by a consortium of partners. It aims to improve access to FP/RMNCAH services and address the underlying connections to natural resources, livelihoods, and household well-being.
Among its activities, the project applies a well-known community development approach called Population, Health, and Environment (PHE), which uses integrated activities to cut across different but related sectors, such as reproductive health, primary health, and natural resources management, to reinforce the interconnected nature of the difficulties communities face.
- Video: 26 minutes (MP4: 284MB)
- Video without narration (ZIP: 206MB)
- English Script ( PDF: 669KB)
- English Presentation Guide (PDF:3.1MB)
- English Key Messages (PDF:2.9MB)
- Standard ENGAGE Country User Guide (PDF:624KB)
(November 2017) “Integrating Population, Health, and Environment for Sustainable Development in Kenya” is a new ENGAGE presentation that serves as an advocacy tool to promote integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) approaches, and the value of family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) investments by decisionmakers in health and nonhealth sectors, such as natural resource management and conservation.
The presentation highlights many of Kenya’s development successes, including the national climate change strategy and national population policy. Breaking down complex concepts and using nontechnical language, the presentation shows the connections between people’s access to FP/RH information and services, their health, and their reliance on natural resources. The presentation connects the impacts of FP/RH access for households, communities, and the country, drawing on examples of successful PHE efforts in Kenya.
Stakeholders from diverse sectors within Kenya will use this resource to promote a policy dialogue about the critical role of population dynamics with health and the environment, and the ways that investments in FP/RH can propel progress towards Kenya’s many development goals. The presentation includes recommendations for civil society, and national and county leadership.
“Integrating Population, Health, and Environment for Sustainable Development in Kenya” is available with English and Swahili voiceovers and in an unnarrated format. It can be downloaded from the PRB website or viewed via PRB’s YouTube channel. On the PRB website, the video is accompanied by a key messages handout and a user’s guide, which offer guidance on how to effectively deliver the presentation.
This ENGAGE presentation was developed by the PACE Project in collaboration with Kenya’s National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and an ENGAGE task force made up of Kenyan experts in the fields of health, FP/RH, conservation, and PHE.
With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, PACE—Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE)—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, PACE enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under PACE and previous projects, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.