From the 19th of October to the 6th of November 2020, the Adolescent Treatment Coalition and the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV present the yearly Intergenerational Summit. Being hosted virtually for the first time, the event will be presented in a different format, spread over 9 days, for 1 to 2 hours each day, with the aim of reaching a wider audience. The summit is free to join and now accessible to youth and youth serving organisations from all around the world.
In 2020, young people still face significant barriers towards optimal, effective adolescent and youth leadership, including limited funding and support for youth-led networks, as well as limited youth participation in decision-making. Supporting youth leadership is crucial to ensuring that all adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV) achieve equity in care and improving treatment outcomes. The yearly Intergenerational Summit aims to foster a dialogue among youth leadership and youth-led and youth serving organisations, sharing best practices and providing capacity building to equip young people and youth led organisations to take the lead and accelerate youth objectives in the fight to end AIDS. This year’s summit with a transitional to being hosted virtually will be hosted over 9 days, for the duration of 1 to 2 hours each day, this will allow for a wider and easier participation of youth groups and youth-led or youth serving organizations globally.
The event is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare
Below is a rundown of the shape that The PACT’s panel took at the summit.
Day 2: 21 October 2020
Chaired by Ekanem Itoro Effiong, Advocacy working Group Lead, and Kaushal Ranasinghe, Capacity Building working group Co-lead – Sri Lanka
Carlos A Costa- Colombian physician and current graduate student at Johns Hopkins University
Aaron Haruna Sunday- Executive Director of African Network of Adolescents and Young Persons Development (ANAYD)
Jeslyn Tengkawan- General Practitioner who lives in Indonesia
Summary of session
Advocacy 101- How to Change HIV Policy for youth?
Welcome & Introduction
Introduction to the panelists and session objectives
- Responding to Changes in HIV policy: Updating and Enhancing the Global AIDS responses towards youth. Prioritizing Young people’s HIV/AIDS needs during crises and emergencies;
- Advocating for inclusive HIV/AIDS programming and Youth-friendly policies for Adolescents and Young people: The COVID Experience; and
- To amplify the voices of young people and solidify the next generation advocates by providing an innovative and inclusive platform for young people and emerging leaders to continue to meaningfully lead discussions on HIV policy design and implementation.
Questions and answers
Open for questions and discussions with youth and the audience.
Closing remarks and a vote of thanks to our sponsors, hosts, panelists and participants.