Join Us at World Conference on Youth "Leadership for Family Planning" Side Event

Join Us at World Conference on Youth "Leadership for Family Planning" Side Event

 {Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.}Youth Delegates arrive at the Magam Ruhunupura International Convention Centre (MRICC) in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.

The World Conference on Youth (WCY2014) is bringing together over 1,500 youth delegates, ages 18 to 29, from May 6-10, 2014, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for thematic policy roundtables to create an outcome document ("Colombo Action Plan") that will state the position of mainstreaming youth in the post-2015 development agenda.

On May 7, the Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project will host a side event with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and the International Youth Alliance on Family Planning (IYAFP), titled, “Building Youth Leadership for Family Planning in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.”

The side event (18h30–20h00 in room C2) will support young people’s leadership potential, capacities, and abilities to address health issues that directly and uniquely affect them and contribute leadership skills for the next generation of family planning and global health leaders.

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Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the LMG project is led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) with a consortium of partners, including the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF); IPPF; Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH); Medic Mobile; and Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI).

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Editor's note, May 7, 2014: This post was updated to reflect the event time and location.

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