ESA Commitment Evaluation - Evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African (ESA)

Swiss TPH was recently awarded the mandate to conduct the evaluation of the Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), or in short, "ESA Commitment". This high-level commitment was endorsed and affirmed in 2013 by Ministers of Education and Health from 20 ESA countries. Together they agreed to work collaboratively towards a vision of young Africans who are global citizens of the future, who are educated, healthy, and resilient, and have capacity to contribute to their community, country, and region.
The ESA Commitment is a response to the circumstances of the region’s adolescents and young people aged 10 to 24 years and numbering around 199 million. They face many sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges, including early and unintended pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gender-based violence (GBV) and child marriage, and low access to quality friendly health services. The ESA Commitment process was co-led by the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other UN partners and civil society organisations.
Swiss TPH will conduct an evaluation of six years of implementation of the ESA Commitment to assess its effectiveness in achieving targets and improving outcomes for young people. The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the results, take stock of progress made in the specific areas of the ESA Commitment Accountability Framework, and generate knowledge and evidence from the ESA Commitment implementation experience in  member countries and their respective Ministries of Health and Education.

Involved Regions: Africa
Involved Countries: South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi, Congo (the Democratic Republic of the), Mauritius, Tanzania, United Republic of, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Swaziland

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Florence Sécula

Florence Sécula, MA
Technical Expert, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitende/Post-Doc (SHIS 530)

+41 61 284 83 17
florence.seculaswisstph.ch

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