Shalom Mwape

Shalom Mwape, Youth Focal Point Zambia, FP2030

Shalom Mwape

Youth Focal Point Zambia, FP2030

Shalom Mwape is the FP2030 Youth Focal Point for Zambia and a program officer at Copper Rose Zambia. She is responsible for implementation of programs aimed at advocating for and promoting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people; increasing their knowledge and access to SRH services; advocating for increased financing and availability of family planning, HIV prevention and other reproductive health addition to this , Shalom takes lead in  advocacy towards implementation and achievement of country family planning commitments in Zambia; improving quality, availability, and access to family planning commodities to address the unmet needs within her country and the region.

Shalom is a Social Worker by profession with accolades from the University of Zambia. She is using her acquired skills and passion as a driving force to make a positive impact in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and fostering social change that will create an enabling environment for adolescents and young people to thrive.

All Sessions by Shalom Mwape

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Championing Youth Leadership in the SRHR/Family Planning Sector: Lessons from FP2030

Led by FP2030.

The sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and youth must be met to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within the 10-29 demographic, there are SRH challenges faced by youth of all genders, but adolescent girls bear unique needs, aspirations, and compounding challenges. Focusing on adolescents and youth increases sustainability, has a three-generation impact, and decreases the need for future social behavior change interventions as their behaviors are shaped during adolescence. FP2030, a global partnership centered solely on family planning works with youth leaders and advocates as part of its group of technical leaders who oversee the country’s FP2030 commitment to family planning. This session’s focus aligns with the third conference theme: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Health. Specifically, the discussion will focus on best practices for promoting future women’s and youth leadership as a critical path to the success of the FP2030 partnership and building its legacy and future leaders in FP service delivery, policy advocacy, and research.

Opening Remarks: Dr Samukeliso Dube, Executive Director, FP2030

Moderator: Dr Sheila Macharia, Managing Director FP2030 ESA Hub

1. Ms. Shalom Mwape, Youth leader Zambia
2. Ms. Ninabina Davie Kitururu, Youth leader Tanzania
3. Ms. Sesilia Shirima, CSO/YLO