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The Center for Public Health Practice at AUB Hosts Second Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth in the Middle East and North Africa

Acknowledging the importance of engaging youth in shaping their future, the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) in collaboration with the United Nations’ NGO Adolescents and Youth Group held the second Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth (ESA​Y) at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Over two days, the symposium served as a platform for the participants to discuss the latest evidence on and effective solutions for the most pressing issues affecting adolescents and youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The Evidence Symposium brought together more than 100 policymakers, practitioners, researchers, young people and donors, to discuss key takeaways based on research on issues of relevance for adolescents and youth in the MENA, build a process of learning based on good/promising practice documentation, enhance cooperation, exchange and partnerships, and identify regional evidence gaps.

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