YOUTH CONFERENCE

January 21, 2014
Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

Theme: "Examining achievements, good practices and challenges: Towards a strategic positioning of SRHR for all young people."

Background

Youth activities have always been a key thematic area of APCRSHR and are mainstreamed into the 7th APCRSHR. As youth in the region need to play an increasingly active role in the policies and program that are geared towards fulfilment of their reproductive health and rights, the 7th APCRSH, for the third time, establishes a youth committee to organize the youth programmes at the conference.

With the joint efforts from the conference steering and organizing committees, the Youth Committee has planned a series of activities and programs that aim to connect young leaders across the region to work together throughout the conference. The Youth Day seminars and workshops, along with parallel panel meetings and discussions, will create distinct platform to facilitate experience learning and sharing among young people themselves, and also to established space for constructing genuine youth and adult partnerships with each other. The youth program will intensify the involvement of youth and will present a united voice to address sexual and reproductive health challenges and opportunities through the conference to the region

Objectives

  1. To systematically review the SRHR situation of the adolescents and youth in the Asia Pacific region in the past two decades including good practices within health systems, issues, and challenges beyond 2015;
  2. To draw a platform of action beyond 2015 which would address the youth’s SRHR needs and challenges; To ensure the youth’s active and meaningful involvement in the 7th APCRSHR through their participation in capacity-building workshops, discussion groups and other related activities;
  3. To create new youth coalitions and strengthen alliances that would continue to promote

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Registration

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Youth conference one (1)day Pass
Rate: Php 2, 500.00


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Youth Member Organization

Local Members

  • Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders & Advocates International Inc. (AYNLA)
  • Alliance of Young Health Advocates (AYHA)
  • BatangLagingUmiiwassaTiyaknaImpeksyon (BALUTI)
  • Family Planning Organization of the Philippines Inc. (FPOP)
  • International Youth Council Philippines (IYC)
  • ManggagawangKababaihangMithi ay Paglaya (MAKALAYA)
  • National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP)
  • National Youth Commission (NYC
  • Peer Educators Movement for Empowerment of Pasay, Manila, Caloocan and Quezon City (Peer Ed ME PAMACQ)
  • Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS)
  • Philippine Society of Sexual & Reproductive Health Nurses (PSORHN)
  • Probe Media Foundation Inc. (PMFI)
  • UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)
  • Youth Peer Educators Network Philippines (Y-PEER)

International Members

  • Myanmar Maternal Child Welfare Association (MMCWA)
  • UNFPA Indonesia

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Youth Program at a Glance

Date / Time Particulars / Topic
January 20
7:00 PM
Youth Scholar’s Night
  
Day 1
January 21
8:00 AM
AVR Intro to 7th APCRSHR Youth

* The Philippine National Anthem

Opening Performance
8:30 AM Formal Opening of the Youth Conference

Opening Remarks

Solidarity Message

Keynote Address
 PLENARY SESSION
10:00 AM Education - inequality and how YP, peace, dignity, and SRHR impact development

Employment and Livelihood - opportunities and skills, gender issues and access to SRHR info and services

Health - ASRHR policies and services
12 NNLUNCH
1st Poster Presentation
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM YOUTH FAIR: Exhibit on good practices in different fields
  1. Humanitarian Response
  2. Social Enterprise
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Youth Leadership
  5. Youth and Disability
  6. Youth Religion and Culture
  7. Young People in Conflict with the Law
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Walk-through the Main Conference

Presentation of the 7th APCRSHR Youth Manila Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Formal Opening of the Youth Village
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM First Satellite Session

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The Youth Village

Traditionally the conference provides space for organizations to showcase their work and engage participants in different activities including capacity building and interactive sessions. The young people are provided similar space to maximize their participation as well as pursue exclusive sharing and networking activities with fellow young people, civil society and development partners. The 7th APCSRHR organizing committee and its youth task force are taking this venue to a higher level by providing an exclusive space for young people and stakeholders which is called "The Youth Village".

The Village

The Youth Village will be at the 4th Floor Delegation building. It will host specific activity areas for the following:

  • Youth Info Desk - Aside from the Info Desk provided in the main hall, the village will have its own information desk which will help the youth participants navigate throughout the conference
  • Activity Center - a space will be able to accommodate 60- 100 pax and will be utilized for exclusive youth activities such as capacity building activities, film showing, networking activities, youth meetings and special sessions which are not part of parallel sessions.
  • Palaro Area - traditional games (from different countries) will be utilized to send ASRH messages. This will also help other advocates gain insights on creative ways to engage young people in sending ASRH messages
  • Booths - these booths are provided for sponsors who wish to showcase their programs for young people.

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The RH Academy

Backgroud

The 7th APCRSHR will gather civil society organizations in collaboration with government policy makers, program implementers, and development partners from the Asia Pacific Region to discuss the regional performance on ICPD and SRHR-related MDGs. Issues, challenges, good practices, lessons-learned and accountabilities for the years of SRHR programming and policy development will be laid down. To continue the tradition of involving the young people in the discussions of SRHR, the conference will commence with the gathering of youth leaders from the Asia Pacific Region. In line with the youth forum, the Youth Steering Committee develops a learning program, the RH Academy. The academy aims to prepare the youth delegates for the deeper SRHR discussion during the conference and to capacitate the youth with skills that are useful to youth programming. The learning program will harness adult-youth mentorship and foster peer-to-peer learning.

Core Objectives

The Youth Steering Committee envisions that the Youth Forum, through the RH Academy, will be an event to gather like-minded young people to share knowledge and experiences, to learn and understand better SRHR concepts and to set-up connections and future partnerships. The learning program will make young people appreciate better basic and cross-cutting SRHR issues as well as international instruments being utilized in SRHR programming. It will be a good venue to learn the contemporary issues, know the different initiatives in delivering quality programs, discuss future prospects, relate different initiatives to their current work and come face to face with SRH leaders in the region

Program Description

Online Mentorship - The online mentorship program is created to equip the youth participants with relevant knowledge on SRHR concepts essential in the discussions during the conference. The steering committee will set up an online space, where youth participants can access materials, start a discussion, articulate concerns and get to know with other participants. There will be quizzes and Google Hangout activities to talk through deeply the topics. The RH Academy will use Schoology as the learning management system to make it easier to create and share academic content.

Capacity Development - One of the objectives of the youth conference is to capacitate the participants with the skills that can be utilized as they go back to their institutions. During the conference, there will be breakout sessions on proposal writing, policy advocacy and social entrepreneurship. Participants may choose the session/s that best suit their work.

Sessions in Youth Village - The Youth Village will be the place entitled to young people, where they can conduct educational and recreational sessions. This is the place to showcase cultural diversity and at the same time learn and enjoy from peers. Young people can share their best practices, educate other participants, conduct team-building activities and even show games unique to their places.


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SRH Film Festival

The SRH Film Festival is a specialized concept to materialize the APCRSHR’s mission which is a civil society-led regional forum for inclusive participatory dialogue on SRHR. This is a film screening simultaneous to the main conference’s plenary session tracks. Different kinds of video clips will be shown to highlight the success stories, issues, challenges and realities among Asia Pacific countries about sexuality and reproductive health rights, unmet need for family planning and universal health care.

NGOs, CSOs, academe, interfaith groups and other organizations including all exhibitors, satellite and symposium sponsors, donors and paid delegates will be given the opportunity to highlight their advocacies through featured video clips on topics listed on the four identified tracks. This will visualize the key messages the APCRSHR wants to relay to the delegates.

Guidelines for the SRH Film Festival

  1. Short Film Theme: Video clips should adhere to the conference theme "Examining Achievements, Good Practices and Challenges: Towards a Strategic Positioning of SRHR for All".
  2. Submit an Original and clear copy of video/ short film in AVI, mpeg4, mov, flv, etc. format in CD or any digital file format
  3. The length of the film shall be no longer than fifteen (15) minutes including titles and credits produced or co-produced from 2011 to 2013 by a registered delegate or participating organizations.
  4. Films may be submitted in any language, however if it is in a language other than English, subtitles must be generated to all dialogues in which viewers would generally understand in order to follow the storyline.
  5. In case the original video doesn’t have a story line, assign a point person to discuss the brief background of the short film, thus will answer questions from the viewers.
  6. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film.
  7. All submitted videos will be screened. The Screening Committee decides which film will be shown.
  8. The deadline for submission of videos is December 10, 2013
    The deadline for submission of short films has been extended until the 31st of December 2013. Keep your entries coming!

    For more submission information, e-mail inquiries can be directed to: 7thapcrshr@gmail.com
  9. Notification of accepted entries: January 6, 2014.
  10. Kindly download the entry form Here. The submit together with video clips to:
    Film Festival Screening Committee- 7th APCRSHR
    C/ o Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health & Welfare Inc,
    Room 305 Diplomat Condo Russel Ave., cor. Roxas., Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
  11. All submitted CD/DVD will not be returned. Be sure to review the copy you are sending for audio and video clarity.

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