Strengthening Provision of Method Mix and Improving Access to Family Planning Methods Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Phalombe District Donor: United Nations Foundation Start date: 06/08/2019 End date: 31/07/2020 Achievements: Increase access to youth-friendly sexualand reproductive health (SRH) services through the development of 100 young leaders as SRH Youth Champions for advocacy and empowerment and Youth CommunityBased Distribution Agents (YCBDAs) for supply distribution and demand generation. (Phalombe Youth Arms Organization: introduce the project to the District Executive Committee to ensure lesson-sharing; engage, educate, and communicate with traditional, faith- based, and newly elected district leaders on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) related policies; and facilitate the strengthening of good referral systems through on-site mentoring and supportive supervision of newly trained YCBDAs and youth champions. Leveraging Positive Action Towards Reducing GBV Donor: ViiVHealth Care – Positive Action for Girls and Women Start date: 2019 End date: 2021 Achievements: Ending violence against women and girls atnd improve access to sexual reproductive health information and services Enhancing the capacity of the AGYW in leadership and advocacy Donor: HER VOICE Fund Start date: 1/07/2018 End date: 31/08/2018 Achievements: As an organization we were successful to achieve project goal of empowering adolescent girls and young women to actively participate in decision making forums and to also hold duty bearers accountable in the implementation of youth friendly health services. 30 AGYW from youth networks in two traditional authorities were trained and we continue to mentor them in SRHR/YFHS leadership and advocacy As a result of the training, AGYW and youths are increasingly being engaged in some activities in the district. The trainings have started yielding results of amplifying young people`s voice. The lessons learnt from the experience of implementing the capacity building training and mentorship will be applied in implementing this project with high prospects of making improvements on the delivery process as well as the outcomes of the proposed project through inclusive participation of young people in enhancing access to family planning methods by all girls and women. Liwu Lathu –Increasing Young People`s Voice in Local Democratic Governance Donor: Tilitonse Fund (DFID, Irish Aid and Royal Norwegian Embassy) Start date: May 2016 End date: July 2017 Donor: UNDEF through Human Rights Youth Network Start date: March 2016 End date: June 2016 Achievements: The project developed the capacity of the youths and local governance structures ingovernance, social accountability and youth participation Facilitated the Comprehensive community scorecard process and Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys Facilitated the inclusion of youths in VDCs, ADCs and Full Council, and also in the DIPs Action for Adolescents programme Donor: HP+, Save the Children-SSDI, National Youth Council of Malawi Start date: 1/03/2016 End date: 28/02/2018 Achievements: Having championing the issues of Youth Friendly Health Services in Phalombe district. This is the program helping young people in the district access Youth Friendly Health Services and information. As an organization we strongly believe implementing the proposed project will not be a problem as structures the we established will be used during the implementation of this project to increase access to family planning methods amongst girls and young women. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Advocacy Donor: National AIDS Commission Start date: January 2015 End date: July 2015 Achievements: This too is a project that aimed at championing improvements in delivery of Youth Friendly Health Services in Phalombe district. This project helped young people in the district to access improved Youth Friendly Health Services and information. As an organization we strongly believe implementing the proposed project will likely succeed building on the relationships that we have already established in the district with both government and non- governmental structures. Furthermore, the youth structures in the district are more organized and equipped with a diverse skills and knowledge which may be applicable in the implementation of the proposed project aimed at increasing access to family planning methods amongst girls and young women.
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