How are young people leading the way when it comes to family planning? Lori Adelman, Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, will moderate an engaging dialogue on youth advocacy in family planning with Women Deliver Young Leaders and family planning experts Adebisi Adenipekun and Irem Tumer at ICFP2018.
This conversation will focus on successful examples of youth advocacy around family planning that Adebisi and Irem have participated in or encountered in their work. For instance, Adebisi has new findings on what drives support among men – to be presented at ICFP2018 – and Irem will speak to meaningful youth engagement from her experience at large global organizations, including UN entities.
Lori Adelman, Director of Youth Engagement, Women Deliver
Lori Adelman is the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver. She oversees Women Deliver’s award-winning Young Leaders Program, which trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Today, the program counts 700 Young Leaders from more than 138 countries.
Adebisi Adenipekun, Young Leader, Women Deliver
Adebisi Adenipekun is a Women Deliver Young Leader and the Founder and President of the Lighthouse Global Health Initiative in Nigeria. Through this platform, Adebisi and his team have led several successful public health campaigns, including the Rural Empowerment and Health Promotion Project and Your Health First Campaign. He is a 120 Under 40 Young Champion and 2016 World Contraception Day Ambassador.
Irem Tumer, Young Leader, Women Deliver
Irem Tumer is a Women Deliver Young Leader and Youth Innovator Fellow at UNFPA, supporting the Adolescents and Youth portfolio of the Technical Division. She previously worked as a lawyer in Turkey focusing on dispute resolution. Irem is involved in several organizations focusing on youth participation, including the G(irls) 20 Summit, Model United Nations networks, and European Youth Parliament, where she was the President of the 81st International Session.