UNFPA kicks off a two-day youth dialogue in Alotau today, the latest in a series of engagements in Milne Bay in support of youth engagement in the province.
The dialogue is being completed in partnership with Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority.
UNFPA Young Ambassador, Bronwyn Kili, met with Milne Bay Provincial Administrator, Mr. Ashan Numa ahead of the two-day dialogue with youth networks and advocates.
Mr Numa thanked UNFPA for the opportunity that this dialogue has given to youth voices in the province.
“It is through such dialogues that our youths are given prominence and they have the opportunity to share the issues they face,” said Mr Numa.
The team from UNFPA also met with Provincial Health Authority CEO Dr. Perista Mamadi, as well as presenters from FSVU, Milne Bay GBV Secretariat, juvenile justice and other stakeholders.
The two-day event features break out sessions on gender-based violence survivor referral pathways and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The dialogue also invites attendees from selected youth networks and partners to present their ideas and experiences to inspire peers and partners to address issues affecting youth in the province.
This series of dialogues was preceded by two evening dialogues held at the University of Papua New Guinea in partnership with the Schools of Journalism and Public Relations and Creative Arts.