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Our future: a Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:00AM EST
Where: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St, NW Washington, DC
Hosted by: USAID, PEPFAR, YouthPower Learning, the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Lancet

“Young people are the world’s greatest untapped resource.”
-UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

The largest generation of adolescents and youth in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and youth face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural changes, as they continue to face challenges to their wellbeing that impede their ability to contribute to their country’s economic and social growth. Without meeting their needs, we will be hard pressed to achieve the goals and targets laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.


Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC

08:30–09:00 Registration and light breakfast
09:00–09:10 Welcome 
Olusoji Adeyi, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank
09:10–09:20 Introduction 
Why a Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing?
Dr. Sabine Kleinert, Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet
09:20–10:00 Commission Findings
Dr. George Patton, University of Melbourne and Chair, Lancet Commission
10:00–10:10 Youth Engagement in and on the Commission
Kikelomo Taiwo-Idowu, Lancet Commission
10:10–10:30 Q&A
Moderated by Dr. Susan Sawyer, University of Melbourne, Lancet Commission
10:30–10:50 BREAK
10:50–12:00 Using the Findings to Advance Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Moderator: Dr Suzanne Petroni, ICRW, Lancet Cmmisison

  • Dr Jennifer Adams, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Dr Olusoji Adeyi, Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Dr Mariam Claeson, Director of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr Laura Laski, Chief, Sexual and Reproductive Health, UNFPA
  • Kikelomo Taiwo, Lancet Commission


12:00–12:25 Q&A
Moderated by: Dr Suzanne Petroni, ICRW, Lancet Commission
12:25–12:30 Closing remarks
Michael McCabe, Agency Youth Coordinator, USAID



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