Roundtable: Using SBC to Meet Youth FP Needs

17 September, 2021

Using Social and Behavior Change to Expand Access, Build Trust, and Meet the Family Planning Needs of Youth


September 29, 2021 - 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. (EDT)

13h Accra (GMT) / 14h Abuja (WAT) / 15h Lusaka (CAT) / 16h Addis (EAT)


Join Breakthrough ACTION for a roundtable discussion on tools to better understand and meet the needs of youth and improve family planning outcomes. Through hands-on facilitation, participants will learn about Breakthrough ACTION resources to help provide comprehensive sexual education in a digital space, cultivate empathetic relationships between providers and young clients, and conduct meaningful dialogue with youth to address their reproductive health wants and needs.

The 1 hour and 15-minute roundtable will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.

MODERATOR: Erin Portillo, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION


- Findings and recommendations from the Youth Family Planning Digital Literacy Review (Catherine Harbour, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION)

- Experience in testing and adapting Empathways for providers and community leaders in Côte d’Ivoire (Léopoldine Tossou, Breakthrough ACTION Côte d'Ivoire)

- Liberia’s Let’s Talk about Sex youth listener groups (Thon Okanlawon, Breakthrough ACTION Liberia)

CLOSING REMARKS: Amy Uccello, Senior Adolescent and Youth Technical Expert, USAID


HIFA profile: Marcela Aguilar is Director of Communications at Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington DC. marcela.aguilar AT