Evidence shows that emergencies – whether human made or natural – disparately affect adolescents, particularly young women and girls. Despite their unique risk-profile, responses are often not tailored to specifically meet the needs of women and girls. With increasing rates of natural disasters, and long-term settlement (average of 10 years) in displaced persons camps, innovative, evidence-based programming is urgently needed. Evidence can help bring voice to the most marginalized – reflecting their needs and preferences – and can ensure we deliver the right approaches to the right populations, at the right time.
Join the Population Council, Ipas, and partners for an interactive panel discussion exploring innovative girl-centered programming being tested, evaluated, and implemented in emergency settings. Speakers will include:
- Carolyn Makinson, CBE, Moderator
- Sajeda Amin, Senior Associate, Population Council
- Kathryn Falb, Senior Researcher, International Rescue Committee
- Shamila Nahar, Senior Advisor, Ipas Bangladesh
- Janna Metzler, Senior Advisor for SRH, Women’s Refugee Commission