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Adolescent Girls Initiative Technical Meeting

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Adolescent Girls Initiative Technical Meeting: July 22-23, 2010 (MC-2-800)


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The objective of the AGI Technical Meeting was to facilitate learning across teams and to discuss challenges and lessons learned from project preparation and early implementation. Country teams, including representatives from in-country implementing partners, presented progress to date, lessons learned and main challenges. Experts from inside and outside the Bank provided critical input on specific issues related to programming for adolescent girls and contributed to the discussion of country projects.

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AGI Agenda (45KB)

Thursday July 22nd, 2010

(8:30-9:00AM) Registration and Breakfast

(9:00-9:15AM) Welcome and Introduction
  • Mayra Buvinic, Director, Gender and Development Group, World Bank (PDF 350KB)

(9:15-10:00AM) Session 1: "The Girl Effect": Why Adolescent Girls
  • Stuart Hogue, Director for Strategic Initiatives, Nike Foundation

(10:00-11:00AM) Best Practices in Adolescent Girls Programming
  • Judith Bruce, Senior Associate and Policy Analyst, Population Council (PDF 1050KB)

(11:00-11:15AM) Coffee Break

(11:15-1:00PM) Workshops: Recruitment and Asset Building
  • Facilitator: Karen Austrian, Staff Associate, Nairobi Office, Population Council (PDF 510KB)

(1:15-2:30PM) Lunch (Buffet)
  • Lunch speaker: Nadra Franklin, Director of Impact Assessment for AED's Global Health, Population and Nutrition Group, Academy for Educational Development (AED)

(2:30-4:00PM) Session 2: AGI Country Project Design and Implementation
  • Chair: Andy Morrison, Chief, Gender and Diversity Unit, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Liberia
    • Presentation by Eve Lotter, AGI Project Coordinator and Dala Korkoyah, AGI M&E Director (PDF 460KB)
    • Comment by Rui Benfica, Task Team Leader, AGI-Liberia, World Bank
  • Nepal
    • Presentation by Shiva Prasad Aryal, Country Program Director, Helvetas Nepal (PDF 1000KB)
    • Comment by Lava Deo Awasthi, Joint Secretary, Planning Division Ministry of Education
    • Comment by Peter Lafere, Team Member, AGI-Nepal, World Bank
  • Q & A and Discussion: 30 minutes

(4:00-4:15PM) Coffee Break

(4:15-5:30PM) Session 3: Access to credit and savings & financial literacy training
  • Chair: David McKenzie, Senior Economist, Development Research Group
    • Monique Cohen, President, Microfinance Opportunities (PDF 1200KB)
    • Fiona Macaulay, President, Making Cents International (PDF 745KB)
    • Karen Austrian, Staff Associate, Nairobi Office, Population Council(PDF 270KB)
  • Q & A and Discussion: 30 minutes

(6:00PM) Reception

Friday July 23rd, 2010

(8:30-9:00AM) Breakfast

(9:00-10:30AM) Session 4: AGI Country Project Design and Implementation
  • Chair: Desiree Bliss, Portfolio Manager, Nike Foundation
  • Afghanistan
    • Presentation by Najla Sabri, Task Team Member, AGI-Afghanistan (PDF 218KB)
    • Comment by Jennifer Solotaroff, Task Team Leader, AGI-Afghanistan
  • South Sudan
    • Presentation by K.M. Ferdous, Project Manager, AGI-South Sudan, BRAC and Manisha Bhinge, Program Manager, BRAC USA (PDF 255KB)
    • Comment by Yasmin Tayyab, Task Team Leader, AGI-South Sudan, World Bank
  • Q & A and Discussion: 30 minutes

(10:30-12:00PM) Session 5: Matching girls' skills to market needs & curricula development 

  • Chair: Wendy Cunningham, Lead Specialist, Children and Youth Unit, World Bank
    • Laura Bures, Director, International Youth Foundation (PDF 450KB)
    • Carol Michaels O'Laughlin, VP for Empowerment and Civic Engagement, Winrock (PDF 465KB)
    • Mario Pasco Dalla Porta, Former Planning Director, ProJoven, Peru (PDF 376KB)
  • Q & A and Discussion: 30 minutes

(12:00-12:15PM) Update on the AGI High-level Event: October 6, 2010
  • Jill Merrick, Communications Consultant, Gender and Development Group, World Bank

(12:15-1:30PM) Lunch (Buffet) 

(1:30-2:45PM) Session 6: AGI Country Project Design and Implementation
  • Chair: Maureen A. Lewis, Adviser, Human Development, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Rwanda
    • Presentation by Olive Ingabire, Acting Project Manager, Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (PDF 330KB)
    • Comment by Christopher Finch, Task Team Leader, AGI – Rwanda and Paula Rossiasco, Operations Analyst and Team member, AGI – Rwanda
  • Jordan
    • Presentation by Tara Vishwanath, Task Team Leader - AGI-Jordan, and David McKenzie, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank (PDF 225KB)
  • Q & A and Discussion: 30 minutes

(2:45-3:00PM) Coffee Break

(3:00-5:15PM) Session 7: From Pilot to Programs and Policies
  • Chair: Mayra Buvinic, Director, Gender and Development Group, World Bank
  • The Role of Impact Evaluation
    • Presentation by Shubha Chakravarty, Economist, Africa Region, World Bank (PPT 70KB)
    • Comment by Mattias Lundberg, Senior Economist, Children and Youth Unit, World Bank (PDF 110KB)
  • Institutionalizing the AGI: Roundtable discussion with AGI Teams
    • Facilitator: Tara Vishwanath, Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction, MENA, World Bank (PPT 47KB)

(5:15-5:30PM) Wrap-Up


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