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Beyond Bias: Human-Centered Design + ASRH Webinars

The realities of integrating HCD into ASRH projects: Reflections and learnings from Beyond Bias

Wednesday, December 1 (5pm EAT / 9am EST / 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT)

Join Lydia Murithi, Pathfinder’s Beyond Bias Project Director, and Rebecca Hope, CEO of YLabs, to discuss their learnings and reflections from Beyond Bias, a Human-Centered Design (HCD) project delivered in Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Pakistan. The Beyond Bias project sought out to challenge provider bias and ensure that youth could access non-judgmental, high-quality counseling and provision of a full range of contraceptive methods, based on their needs and circumstances.

This candid conversation will cover considerations for implementers, designers, and funders who are exploring the HCD+ASRH intersection. This webinar will leave ample time for audience Q&A, so come with your curiosity! It will highlight how we can together shape a more comprehensive and better supported field of practice, and better meet the needs of adolescent girls and young women. REGISTER >>

Meet the Panelists:
  • Dr. Lydia Murithi is a social and behavioral scientist with over 15 years of experience as a global health researcher and programme implementer. She is an expert in sexual and reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, gender, reproductive agency/ empowerment, and family planning. She has extensive experience in project design, training and capacity building, data management and analysis, project monitoring and evaluation, and policy analysis. Lydia has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the United States. Currently, she directs the Beyond Bias Project at Pathfinder International.
  • Dr. Rebecca Hope is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of YLabs, a global design and research organization working to improve health and economic opportunity for young people. Rebecca is passionate about catalyzing change for young people, with young people. Trained as an adolescent physician, she has twenty years of experience designing and evaluating programs for youth around the world. She continues to support design teams to develop global solutions that bring measurable improvement to young people’s lives. Rebecca holds degrees in medicine, international health, pediatrics, and public health from Harvard, University College London, and the University of Leeds.


Taking HCD integrated SRH programmes to scale: how the “V” project has piloted their HCD intervention in 3 countries, and the future of HCD+ASRH at scale

Wednesday, December 8 (5pm EAT / 9am EST / 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT)

Join in for an in-depth webinar discussing how the “V” project (an end-to-end HCD intervention delivering oral PrEP to adolescent girls and young women – AGYW) has used design thinking and approaches to not only create a desirable self-care PrEP solution for AGYW in South Africa, but now scale with pilots across Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

A panel of representatives from implementation and design partners, and donors, will discuss how they approached scaling an HCD-built solution from one country context to another, and the future of national scaling from the perspective of both the public and private sector possibilities. This will be a novel conversation where we dig deeper into the needs and considerations of scaling HCD+ASRH projects and interventions. REGISTER >>


Framework on principles that drive Quality and Standards in HCD+ASRH programme design

Thursday, December 16 (5pm EAT / 9am EST / 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT)

Join us for the launch of the first-ever Quality and Standards Framework for the application of HCD to ASRH programming! YLabs, in partnership with the HCDExchange Secretariat and members of the Quality Standards Working Group, will be unveiling eight principles along with associated tips and resources that will serve to guide the safe, effective, and inclusive practice of HCD to ASRH programme design and implementation. This framework has been made possible by extensive input and review from the Community of Practice. Join us to see how we, as a community, have set the bar for gold standard approaches in using HCD to advance young people’s health and wellness. REGISTER >>