Session Type
CME accreditation
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Youth leadership is a central element of equitable and transformative HIV and AIDS response. Young people's needs, priorities, and knowledge is often overlooked when it comes to HIV and AIDS policy, undermining their agency and the effectiveness of programmatic solutions. In preparation for the AIDS 2022 conference, the goal of this panel is to highlight the critical components of the conference platform, speaking with intergenerational activists on how best to support the amplification of youth and adolescent voices amidst the conference. This session will capture recommendations by highlighting activists' perspectives to ensure more transparent, participatory, and accountable means of youth engagement through the conference. It will also discuss progress, barriers, and challenges to youth participation within high-level spaces. Following this, a brief segment will provide an overview of how to navigate the AIDS 2022 conference. In particular, it will outline attending sessions specifically designed for advocates or youth, plenary sessions of interest, and how best to connect with fellow youth advocates.

5 min
Ali Raza KHAN, Hi Voices, Pakistan
10 min
High-level opening remarks
Kaweme CHUNGA, Y+ Global, United Kingdom
Matthew KAVANAGH, UNAIDS, United States
25 min
Youth Leadership and Strategic Advocacy in the Context of HIV and AIDS
Samsudeen KAREEM, Association of Positive Youths living with HIV in Nigeria, Nigeria
Matsepo MPHAFI, EGPAF, Lesotho
Ekow TACHIE-MENSAH, #GenEndIt, Ghana
10 min
A Young Activists Guide to Navigating AIDS 2022
Luvo SOBUZA, GenEndIt, South Africa
Leonardo MOURA DA SILVA, Brazil Network of Young People living with HIV & AIDS, Brazil