ICASA 2021 Youth Programme


Theme: ‘Accelerating Youth Leadership, Resilience and Innovation towards 2030!’

05 December 2021, Durban ICC, South Africa. Time: 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Moderators: Nii Adjetey Ashiboe-Mensah & Teboho Mohloai

08:00 - 09:00 Arrival and Registration
Opening Ceremony
09:00 - 09:30 Music Performance ICASA 2021 Youth Organizers
09:30 - 09:50 Opening Remarks
  • SAA President - Prof. John Idoko
  • Youth Voice - Ms Nokulunga Hlengwa
  • Miss HIV Ambassador SA - Ms Rearabetsoe Nell
  • EThekwini Youth Sector Chairperson - Mr Nkosikhona Mpungose
  • Youth Voice - Hazel Jojo
9:50 - 11:30 Opening Plenary What does it take to accelerate youth leadership, Resilience and Innovation to end AIDS by 2030? Moderator - Teboho Mohloai AfriYAN ESA

Sydney Hushie - UNFPA Setting the agenda; Leveraging on Youth Innovation to drive progress towards 2030.

{Jimmy Wilford - SAYWHAT} Exploring Youth Leadership in Africa’s HIV Response

{Saidy Brown, Y+ Global}
Young Key Populations: The Future is for everyone who dreams of it

Dr Remmy Shawa, Dr Renata Tallarico and Hussein Melele
The relevance of ESA commitment/in-school and out-of-school CSE for the prevention of HIV among adolescents and youth

Molly Chan-The PACT
Ending AIDS by 2030: The role of Young People and the Political Declaration on AIDS.

11:00 – 11:50 BREAK
Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 01:30 SESSION 1 Reach out in Resilience; Celebrating youth-led interventions showing resilience in the COVID-19 pandemic towards, HIV, SRHR and COVID-19 Response Facilitator – Spiwe Dongo, SAYWHAT

Tadiwa Rutendo Gondo - SAYWHAT & Primrose Manyalo Restless Development - Exploring the COVID-19 Realities of Young People and the survey done with young people with the support of UNFPA and others at the dawn of the pandemic.

Aaron Sunday - ANAYD & Anandita Philipose UNFPA ESARO} - Responding to the evolving needs of adolescents and young people living with HIV and affected by HIV in the COVID-19 Pandemic. The case of Y+ Global and the Social AID Fund Response in Nigeria.

Edmund Akoensi, Youth Community & Evode Niyibisi AfriYAN - Exploring new ways of delivery SRHR and integrated services to adolescents and young people during the pandemic and the future; The Self-care models and service provision

SESSION 2 Winning the race to 2030: Making your voice heard at ICASA 2021. This session builds the capacity of youth participants on how they can engage at the main conference. It is a capacity building session on negotiations, presentations, documentation, elevator pitch etc Facilitator - Nhlanhla Moyo AfriYAN

Ekanem Itoro Effiong, The PACT - The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS: What young people should know

Cleopatra Okumu, UNFPA ESARO - Capacity Building on Presentation and Advocacy Skills

Chido Mawire, Chido Mawire, SAYWHAT - Power of Youth Activism in Leading Change

Levi Singh, SAT - Regional context on processes, documents on HIV prevention frameworks at all levels, The Global AIDS Strategy and the linkages to SRHR

SESSION 3 Pandemic within a pandemic: Exploring the intersectionality of SGBV, SRHR, HIV and AIDS, COVID-19 and other emerging issues during the pandemic. Facilitator - Nokuphiwa Moyo, Youth Advocates Zimbabwe (YAZ)

Tatenda Songore- Youth Advocates Zimbabwe Addressing Age of consent related barriers to end inequalities in access to essential SRH and HIV services for all adolescents a Case for East and Southern Africa.

Millicent Sethaile- AfriYAN Botswana and SAT- Age of Consent the case of Botswana, how young people mobilised to get a win for increasing the age of sexual consent to protect young people from exploitation, STI, including and especially HIV and AIDS.

Francis Oko Armah, AfriYAN Ghana & Toyin Chukwudozie, EVA Providing layered SGBV services in a pandemic; Lessons from the United Against SGBV and the PITCH Projects.

Maria Bakaroudis, UNFPA - CSE and Climate change -

SESSION 4 Leading the way in building Movements and Networks on PLHIV and Youth-led organisations: Facilitator - Y+ Global

Tinashe Nyoni- AFSA - Building Networks and Movements for PLHIV and Youth-Led Orgs

Fatahiya Sumaila, UNFPA Ghana- Establishing partnerships for PLHIV and Youth Networks/movements.

Ruth Awori - UNYPA & Dr Marie-Claire - Respeckt - Supporting Youth Networks and Movements to enhance operational capacities.

Joyce Iwatutu, The PACT
Developing financial resilience:Domestic resource mobilization for YPLHIV and Youth-led orgs in the face of dwindling donor funding for AIDS.

Joyce Ouma, Y+ Global & Sarbyen Sheni, EVA - The realities of youth networks and movements working towards financial resilience in the fight to END AIDS.

01:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 - 15:15 Debate Session 2 Youth Teams take part in a Debate Session SAYWHAT
Closing Ceremony
15:15 - 15:45 On the race towards 2030, How does Meaningful Youth Engagement and Leadership drive progress to END AIDS Young People and Key partners are invited to share current processes towards the meaningful engagement of young people in Fatoumata Kontao, Grandir Ensemble, Mali
Fatahiya Sumaila, UNFPA Ghana
Ali Khan, The PACT

15:45 - 15:55 Youth Declaration Conference Resolutions Youth Rapporteur
15:55 - 16:00 Closing Remarks ICASA Director
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