A Journey of (Re)Discovery: HCD with Girls in Abidjan

By: Manya Dotson, Project Director, Adolescents 360 Going back to Cote d’Ivoire to join a Human Centered Design (HCD) sprint in Abidjan was a no-brainer. PSI’s Cote d’Ivoire team is working with design firm IDEO.org to create safe spaces for girls 15-19 in Abidjan. Our goal: provide this cohort with the resources and services to

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Sparking a Human-Centered Revolution

Adolescents 360 is igniting change, placing the girls the project serves at the center of the solutions A360 creates

Every revolution begins with a spark. Adolescents 360 (A360) is transforming how adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) services are designed for, with and by adolescent girls. Through a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach, A360 operates in partnership with young people to reframe how girls aged 15-19 access contraceptives across developing countries. It’s

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Human Centered Design Inspires Innovation… and Trust

The framework is the basis for how A360 designs and collaborates with and for adolescent girls

By: Emma Beck, Associate Communications Manager, PSI As Shahada Kinyaga, PSI Tanzania’s Adolescents 360 (A360) lead, notes: A360 is anything but traditional. Launched in 2016, A360 is revolutionizing how reproductive health services are conceived and delivered by and for adolescent girls across developing countries. Through a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach, A360 sources from deep

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Harnessing the Power of Youth to Reach our FP2020 Pledge

Ambitious goals require innovative approaches

By: Amy Uccello, Sr. AYSRH Technical Advisor, PSI A young leader once told me: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Herein lies the root of positive youth development (PYD), an evidence-based approach that informs PSI’s youth programming across health settings. It’s a framework that equips adolescents with the skills, assets and

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Four Big Insights from HCD Exchange

By Manya Dotson, Project Director, Adolescents 360 In no uncertain terms, Human Centered Design (HCD) is revolutionizing Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH). That was my takeaway from the HCD Exchange—a weeklong summit in Tanzania that convened some of our community’s leading innovators to collectively process what we are learning, what we still

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