Evaluating Multi-Level, Multi-Stakeholder Interventions to Support Adolescent Girls

YouthPower Learning

Evaluating Multi-Level, Multi-Stakeholder Interventions to Support Adolescent Girls

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. (EDT)

On the day of the event, you can join the webinar here.

The YouthPower Learning Gender and PYD Community of Practice, Cross-Sectoral Skills Community of Practice, and the American Evaluation Association Youth-Focused Evaluation Topical Interest Group are co-sponsoring a webinar discussing the evaluations of two adolescent girls-focused programs implemented by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW): Plan-It Girls and PAnKH. Plan-It Girls is a youth-focused, multi-level, multi-stakeholder intervention that aims to build agency of adolescent girls and promote gender equality at the local level.  PAnKH is an integrated community-based program designed to retain girls in schools and promote higher education through delayed marriages and prevention of violence against women and girls.

Webinar participants will come away with an understanding of:

  • The Plan-It Girls and PAnKH intervention approaches;
  • The youth-inclusive, multi-level evaluation designs for both programs;
  • Initial findings of how gender-integrated life skills and employability skills build adolescent girls' agency, promote higher education, delay marriage and prevent violence against women and girls.

Prerna Kumar, Senior Technical Specialist, ICRW
Hemlata Verma, Technical Specialist II, ICRW

Susana Morales, Principal, Communities in Collaboration (CIC)

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Speaker Bios

Susana Morales was born in rural Mexico and migrated to the United States as a young girl. Her commitment to equity and social justice for diverse communities is the core of her work. She has over 15 years of experience in participatory evaluation and supporting youth-led and community-led participatory research projects. She has been a leader in securing national and regional funding to hire youth and to train them as social agents of change and lead YPAR projects. She is the principal and co-founder of Communities in Collaboration | Comunidades en Colaboración, a participatory evaluation and community engagement consultancy firm in Oakland California.

Prerna Kumar has over 13 years of experience in social sciences research. Her background in Social Work and Population Studies equip her with both quantitative and qualitative research skills. She has had extensive experience of research, program evaluation, policy review, behavior change communication, capacity building and advocacy. At ICRW, she’s leading ‘Plan-It Girls – Empowerment and Employability for Adolescent Girls’ which is an intervention research project which aims to implement and test the effectiveness of a curriculum that will enable young girls to make an effective transition from education to employment within an ecosystem approach of creating a positive environment through key stakeholders.

Hemlata Verma is a Technical Specialist II in Gender, Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights. At ICRW, she handles operations research, program evaluation and has grounding in gender analysis and capacity building. As part of this work she leads PAnKH (Promoting Adolescents’ Engagement, Knowledge and Health) program in Rajasthan – Safe Spaces for Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescent Girls, a community based operations research aimed delaying age at marriage, and improving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for married and unmarried adolescent girls. Hemlata has studied communications at the master’s level and after almost a decade of stint as a journalist with different national media platforms, she studied Social Work as part of her second master’s degree.