After a successful participation at the International Aids Conference, UNFPA planned a three-day consultation for its Youth Advisory Panel members, to further discuss and strategize on commitments made at the conference and address related behavioural and structural issues linked to SRHR and HIV prevention. To promote and advocate for youth participation, UNFPA desired to produce a youth publication and advocacy video developed from the consultation to present YAP work, their objectives and ideas going forward.
The aim was to achieve the following outcomes: Increased credibility of youth-oriented ideas and youth directed implementation to prevent HIV and promote access to SRHR services. Increased understanding and visibility of youth participation and increased capacity to mobilize resources aimed at supporting youth-led interventions Kwambele was tasked with delivering writing, design & layout, the printing of publication and shooting & editing of the advocacy video.
We ensured that participants get to tell their own truths, inspirations, and conclusions. We needed to communicate that people who participate are representative of the potential within each of us. You do not need to be extraordinary to do extraordinary things. The outcome of our approach aimed to create a connection by allowing participants at the event to describe their own lives, struggles and commitment before seeing them address a group of people make them accessible, relatable and real.