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Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

May 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organized by the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, PEPFAR, and John Snow Inc.

Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT



Please join JSI on May 7, 2019, via live webcast as we mark the achievements of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge in our closing event, Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. The gathering celebrates the initiative’s transformative effects on the lives of more than 160,000 adolescent girls and young women across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by JSI, convened a diverse group of civil society and private-sector grantees working to empower and protect vulnerable young women in sub-Saharan Africa from HIV infection. As Funds Manager, JSI administered awards, monitored and supported project implementation and grant management, and built grantees’ organizational and technical capacity.

These organizations developed innovations to keep girls in secondary school, built pathways to meaningful employment, and increased access to HIV-prevention methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and voluntary medical male circumcision. Grantees also applied new ideas and technologies to strengthen the capacity of communities and decision-makers to improve HIV services for adolescent girls and young women.

Empowering Africa’s Daughters will feature representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, grantees, and youth ambassadors, who will discuss results of and lessons learned during the DREAMS Innovation Challenge.


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May 7, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


DREAMS Innovation Challenge
JSI Reseach and Training Institute, Inc