IYWG e-Forums

IYWG e-forums are online discussions about various topics regarding youth sexual and reproductive health. Our e-forums allow IYWG Web site users to interact with each other and with leading experts in a conversational format. Any user can participate in our e-forums; all you have to do is:

We encourage users to ask questions, comment on thoughts posted by experts and participants, and answer questions posted by other participants. The IYWG e-forums are a unique and fun opportunity to interact with other professionals who work in your field and share the same interests as you.

All messages will need to be approved by a moderator before they are posted.

Past e-Forums

Providing Comprehensive Support to Adolescents Living with HIV.”July 29-30, 2014

The online discussion, “Providing Comprehensive Support to Adolescents Living with HIV,” is now closed.  This forum, hosted by FHI 360 on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group, provided participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about the comprehensive needs of adolescents living with HIV.  Click here to read the archived discussion.

"Following through on the 2013 ICFP: Youth, SRHR and Policy Change" February 4-6, 2014
Our e-forum, “Following through on the 2013 ICFP: Youth, SRHR and Policy Change,” is now closed.  This online discussion forum was hosted by FHI 360 on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group with the Youth Health and Rights Coalition with PRB and Pathfinder International. Click here to view the archive page, the discussion postings, and the moderators’ closing remarks.

"Size matters: The impact of sexual networks on young people’s sexual and reproductive health" June 4-6, 2013
FHI 360, on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group, hosted an online forum June 4–6, 2013. Moderators from USAID, FHI360, loveLife and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health discussed multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships among young people, the influence of social norms and gender, the associated sexual and reproductive health consequences, and strategies young people can use to avoid multiple partnerships.

“Girl-Centered Programming: What are We Really Doing?” February 27-28, 2013

The online forum, “Girl Centered Programming: What are We Really Doing?”  is now closed. This online discussion forum was hosted by FHI 360, on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group; with  the Youth Health and Rights Coalition and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls. The forum provided participants with the opportunity to engage with moderators in a discussion about the critical importance of a girl-centered approach to health and development. Click here to read the archived discussion.

"The Road to Bali: Engaging Young People in Meaningful Ways," November 14‒15,  2012
FHI 360, on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group, and in collaboration with the Youth Health and Rights Coalition, is hosting an online forum, The Road to Bali: Engaging Young People in Meaningful Ways, November 14‒15, 2012. Join moderators from USAID, UNFPA, GYF and others in a discussion about how best to ensure that young people’s voices and needs are included in international policy, programs, donor decision-making processes and civil society consultations.

"A Risky Brew: Alcohol and its Effect on Young People’s Reproductive and Sexual Health," July 10-11, 2012
The online forum, “A Risky Brew: Alcohol and its Effect on Young People’s Reproductive and Sexual Health,” is now closed.   This forum, hosted by FHI 360 on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group, provided participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about alcohol use among young people, the associated sexual and reproductive health consequences, and programmatic and policy responses.  Click here to read the archived discussion.

"What’s Next? Maintaining the Focus on Youth: A Dialogue with Donors," January 25-27, 2012
Hosted by FHI 360 on behalf of USAID’s Interagency Youth Working Group, this forum provided participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with members of donor organizations about how we can maintain the focus on young people and ensure that their sexual and reproductive health needs are met. Click here to read the archived discussion postings.

"Lives at Stake: Meeting the Needs of Young People Most at Risk of HIV," July 26 - 28, 2011
Hosted by FHI on behalf of the IYWG, this forum provided participants the opportunity to discuss the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people most at risk of HIV and to ask questions about the report from the IYWG, USAID, the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on HIV and Young People, and FHI 360, Young People Most at Risk of HIV, and the accompanying Youth Lens issue, Young People Most at Risk for HIV/AIDS.

"Untapped Potential: Working with Youth to Meet their SRH Needs in Humanitarian Emergencies April 19-21, 2011
FHI conducted this forum on youth reproductive health in humanitarian settings on behalf of the Interagency Youth Working Group. Facilitated by experts in the field, the forum provided participants an opportunity to discuss this topic and ask questions about the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings (Save the Children and UNFPA), a companion to the Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (Inter Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises). An e-learning course on this subject has also been released by UNFPA and Save the Children.

"Standardizing Success: An Evidence-based Approach to Youth Peer EducationJan. 10-13, 2011
This first IYWG e-forum focused on youth peer education generally and on the tool Evidence-Based Guidelines for Youth Peer Education specifically. Read discussion summaries and postings..