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A Conference exploring how Young Men and Women can drive Global Health Innovation

On February 15th and 16th of 2017, The Linköping University and University of Borås, Sweden, in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will host Urban Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya that aims to showcase and stimulate debate on the contributions of youth actors in urban health and education. 

The conference will be organized as a series of interactive sessions focused on: opportunities and obstacles to mobile learning; the ability of mobile learning applications to contribute to SRHR, and wider discussions of gender norms and practices in cities.

The conference will also include discussion on public-private partnerships and how they can enable innovations that utilize the best of both public and private sectors in the context of health care delivery for low-income urban populations.  As a means of inspiring young people to identify, design and scale innovations for SRHR the conference will introduce the I.AM iAccelerator campaign (www.i-am.co.ke) and the UNFPA Innovation Accelerator.

We invite participants from health, education, ethics, technology and other relevant discipline including partners in the development sector, private sector, academia, civil society and/or government to attend. 

The conference will take place at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya on the 15th and 16th of February 2017.  The cost for participation is free and lunch will be provided on both days. There is a registration maximum of 3 participants per organization.

Please visit http://liu.se/uv/ihe to register.  Registration deadline: 11 Feb 2017.

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