Deep Dive Series

Exploring how innovative uses of media, technology, and direct engagement can accelerate positive social change, counter radicalization and build peace.


Save the date, 20 February 2018 for the next Deep Dive on Youth Engagement in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

- Washington DC

Deep Dive Series

Deep Dive: "a technique to rapidly immerse a group or team into a situation for problem solving or idea creation ... often used for brainstorming product or process development."

RNW Media and the PeaceTech Lab are partners in organizing the deep dive series. The deep dives aim to discern how innovative uses of media, data, and technology in fragile and failed states can accelerate positive change and build peace. Unlike traditional government and think tank forums, RNW Media - PeaceTech Lab events engage not just researchers and analysts but also fellow NGO practitioners, CSO representatives, technologists, funders, and donors. Together they probe a given country or problem set, delving into case studies, operational challenges, and best practices to explore tangible, practical action steps.

Next Deep Dive on 20 February:

Youth Engagement in
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

An Interactive Symposium (aka Deep Dive)
Sponsored by RNW Media and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programmes


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
U.S. Institute of Peace
Room B241
2301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC


Deep Dive: “a technique to rapidly immerse a group or team into a situation for problem solving or idea creation ... often used for brainstorming product or process development.”


RNW Media and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programmes (CCP) share a commitment to engaging and empowering youth through improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We believe that communication, meaningful partnerships, and media can play a crucial role in changing social norms and behaviors in these areas.


SRHR is a critical topic for youth around the world. Growing youth populations in most developing societies – the “youth bulge” – are making decisions on their sexual health and reproductive rights that will shape with their societies for generations to come. SRHR also extends into other sectors as it affects all aspects of community and national development, from educational outcomes to economic success. Gender norms, family planning, and sexual health have significant effects, not only in individual lives but also on the overall well-being of countries as a whole.

RNW Media and CCP recognize that the SRHR-related challenges youth face are complex and multifaceted, as are their talents, resources, creativity and commitment to addressing these challenges. During the deep dive, we will convene a select group of youth-led initiatives, donors and foundations, and non-governmental organisations working to support youth. Together, the group will create meaningful connections, take stock of current practices, share best practices, identify common challenges, brainstorm new initiatives, and explore the possibilities of future collaboration.

This event will advance the dialogue around youth engagement and youth SRHR issues. Youth leaders will take an active role in shaping discussion questions, guiding the conversations, and creating a plan to move forward following the event.

Programme agenda (PDF)

Contact: Miranda Meyer ([email protected]).

About RNW Media:

RNW Media (www.rnw.org) is an NGO based in the Netherlands that empowers media in fragile states in the Middle East and Africa to engage youth in civic action and to claim their rights as citizens, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, unleashing their potential for social change.

About the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programmes:

CCP (www.ccp.jhu.edu) is a pioneer in the use of innovative communication to save lives, empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities. Since 1988, CCP’s programmes, teaching, and research have touched a billion people.

Deep Dive Series

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CCP

CCP

The John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a pioneer in the use of innovative communication to save lives, empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities. Since 1988, CCP’s programs, teaching, and research have touched a billion people. www.ccp.jhu.edu/

RNW Media

RNW Media

RNW Media based in the Netherlands, empowers indigenous media in fragile and repressive states to enable youth to speak freely about what matters to them, personally and politically, and to have access to information to guide their choices in life, unleashing their potential for social change.

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