Global Perspectives on Adolescent Health and Economic Strengthening Conference Agenda

Agenda for Global Perspectives on Adolescent Health and Economic Strengthening Conference: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa: Tuesday, May 13

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Time

Session

Presenters

PLENARY SESSION I

Chair: Julia Henly, Associate Professor,
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

8:45-9:00am

Opening Remarks

Fred Ssewamala, Associate Professor,
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration;
Director, Columbia University International Center for Child Health & Asset Development

9:00-9:10am

Welcome to the University of Chicago; and Introduction to Research and Global Work at the School of Social Service Administration

Robert Chaskin, Associate Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Deborah Gorman-­Smith, Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

9:10-9:20am

Conference Opening

Neil Guterman, Dean and Mose & Sylvia Firestone Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

To be introduced by Deborah Gorman-Smith

9:20-9:50am

Keynote Address: Creating a Future for Youth Locally and Globally: A Research Agenda to Address the Root Causes and Consequences of Poverty. View the presentation here.

Mary McKay, Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research;

Professor, New York University Silver School of Social Work

9:50-10:20am

Featured Morning Speaker: Relationship Between Education and Health Outcomes of Young People in Sub-­Saharan Africa. View the presentation here.

John Santelli, Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor,

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

10:20-11:10am

Working with HIV Positive Children and Adolescents in Sub­‐Saharan Africa: The Promise of Family Economic Strengthening. Or Is There a Promise?

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View Nakigozi's presentation

View Kivumbi's presentation

Claude Mellins, Professor,

Columbia University Medical Center of Psychology;

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Gertrude Nakigozi, Head of Clinical Services,

Rakai Health Sciences Program, Rakai, Uganda

Apollo Kivumbi

Columbia University International Center for Child Health & Asset Development, Masaka-Uganda Office

Chair: Alida Bouris, Assistant Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

11:10-11:20am

Break

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Concurrent Session I

Chair: Sarah Lyn Jones

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

11:20-12:30pm

Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Adolescents: Conceptual and Research Issues within the Context of Family Economic Strengthening

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View Ashimi's presentation

View Mathur's presentation

View Kagotho's presentation

Leyla Ismayilova, Assistant Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Tonbofa Ashimi, Partner,

Edward Ekiyor & Co., Nigeria

Sanyukta Mathur, Associate Research Scientist,

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Njeri Kagotho, Assistant Professor,

Adelphi University School of Social Work

Chair: Sarah Lyn Jones, Master's Student,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Concurrent Session II

Chair: Mark Canavera, Associate Director,

Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network

11:20-12:30pm

Working with Children and Adolescents in Humanitarian Emergency Situations: Is There a Role for Economic Strengthening Interventions?

View Mwebembezi's presentation

View Opobo's presentation

View Muthengi's presentation

Abel Mwebembezi, Executive Director,

Reach the Youth-­Uganda;

International Center for Child Health & Asset Development

Timothy Opobo, Child Protection Manager,

ChildFund, Uganda

Eunice Muthengi, Senior Program Officer,

Population Council‐Kenya Office

Josh Chaffin, Senior Program Officer,

Women's Refugee Commission, New York Office

Chair: Mark Canavera, Associate Director,

Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network;

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

12:30-2:00pm

LUNCH

Lunch Presentations

Chair: Gina M. Samuels, Associate Professor,

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

12:45-1:00pm

Issues in Economic Strengthening and Health Functioning Research for Children and Adolescents: Presentations from Research Centers

Lunch Presentation I

Lindsay Stark, Director, Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Network;

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

1:00-1:15pm

Lunch Presentation II

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Director, Center for Global Health, University of Chicago Medicine

1:15-1:30pm

Lunch Presentation III

Michael Samson, Director of Research,

Economic Policy Research Institute, South Africa

1:30-1:45pm

Lunch Presentation IV

Li Zou, International Director,

Center for Social Development

Washington University

PLENARY SESSION II

Chair: Curtis McMillen, Professor,
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

2:00-2:30pm

Featured Afternoon Speaker: Economic Strengthening and Family strengthening: The Bonnie and Clyde of HIV-prevention in Southern Africa? View the presentation here.

Lucie Cluver, Associate Professor,

Oxford University, UK

2:30-3:20pm

Research Gaps in Structural Level Interventions for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Adolescents: Funding Institutions’ Perspective.

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View Wolfe's presentation

Susannah Allison, Program Officer,

National Institute of Mental Health

Jason Wolfe, Senior Household Economic Strengthening Advisor,

USAID

Chair: Curtis McMillen, Professor,
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

3:20-3:50pm

Financial Institutions and Research Institutions Partnerships to Address Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Youth’s Socio-­Economic Status

View Nabakadde's presentation

View Mutuku's presentation

Sylvia Nabakadde, Branch Manager,

Centenary Rural Development Bank-­Uganda

Kasio Mutuku, Postbank Manager,

Kenya Post Office Savings Bank-­Kenya

Chair: Corrinne Ngurukie, Regional Technical Advisor,

Save the Children

3:50-4:50pm

Working with Low-­Income, Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Youth Enrolled in Economic Strengthening and Youth‐Savings Programs: Lessons from Field Impact Studies in East and Central Africa: Uganda, Kenya, and Burundi

View Seban's presentation

Juliette Seban, Research & Evaluation Advisor, 
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Leyla Karimli
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; Research Associate, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research; and Research Associate, Columbia University International Center for Child Health & Asset Development

Julia Shu-­Huah Wang, Doctoral Student, Columbia University School of Social Work

Chair: Proscovia Nabunya, Doctoral Student, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

4:50-5:00pm

Closing Reflections

Lindsay Stark, Director, Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Network; Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Chair: Fred Ssewamala

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