You are here: UNA Women's Advisory Council: Improving the development and well-being of adolescents especially girls
31 July 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
4 Albert Embankment Lambeth
London SE1 7SR
After a short WAC-UNA business meeting, an impressive group of panellists will discuss the development of adolescents in the Global South. The panellists are: Letisha Lunin, Strategic Learning Manager for Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), will describe the progress of this a nine-year longitudinal research programme generating knowledge on what works to transform the lives of adolescent girls in the Global South. Previously Letisha worked as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Prior to that, she spent three years with the Transparency International Secretariat, and with an independent public affairs consultancy working with clients including Penal Reform International, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) and the Human Dignity Trust. Letisha holds a BA in History and Politics from Oxford University. Tekie Quaye speaks on her master’s project following up on the current context surrounding youths born as a result of rape during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Dr. Farzin Rahmani and Mrs. Shida Rahmani-Shirazi of the Zambian Gems Charity improving education and health care in Southern Africa, ideas used in Asia and even in the USA. They will be with Kian Akhavan (17 years old) who runs a charity in Kenya on Girls' education called “The Junior Entrepreneur Scheme” .