Young people have the right to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives.

The YIELD Hub improves young people’s partnership* in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) by facilitating action learning processes and influencing norm change. 

*Partnership is equitable, mutually respectful and beneficial relationships between all actors, including young people.

Approach

We use action learning, a problem-solving method used to generate innovative solutions to complex problems, to develop new and creative ways for adolescents and youth to get involved in Adolescent and Youth SRHR. We convene and engage Adolescent and Youth SRHR stakeholders to reflect and change practices in ways that support partnership with adolescents and youth in SRHR work.

THEORY OF CHANGE

The Situation

Young people ages 15–29 experience poor sexual and reproductive health and rights outcomes. Yet related policies, programs, and services do not reach youth at the highest risk, nor do they consistently involve youth in decision-making. 

But young people are not only uniquely aware of their own needs and wants, they are also creative, resourceful, and deeply invested in driving new solutions. Their participation and leadership are central to making SRHR solutions more accessible and equitable.

The YIELD Project

The Youth Investment, Engagement, and Leadership Development (YIELD) Project is a stakeholder-led synthesis of current best practices in Adolescent and Youth SRHR. This research suggests that improving outcomes for young people requires direct youth partnership, from ideation to implementation.

OUR WORK

The YIELD Hub Strategy

The YIELD Hub 3-year strategy builds on the concept of the YIELD Hub and the evidence from the YIELD Project.

Collective Action Groups

Our collective action learning groups convene diverse stakeholders to standardize and improve youth partnership in Adolescent and Youth SRHR.

our team

David Imbago-Jácome
YIELD Hub Manager
Richard Dzikunu
Action Learning Groups Lead
Beatrice Okech
Content and Communications Advisor

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