On December 11th, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, World Vision, Inc., and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. hosted an event titled Emerging Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. A panel of experts presented on emerging lessons, best practices, and preliminary findings from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which empowered 46 grantees in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to implement innovative solutions to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women. DREAMS IC is funded by PEPFAR and managed by JSI.

Watch the recording of the event and access the speakers’ presentations. 

The speakers included:

  • Angeli Achrekar, Principal Deputy Coordinator, Acting, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Rebecca Acio, Adolescent Girl Ambassador, SAGE-DREAMS Project, World Vision, Uganda
  • Folami Harris, Project Director, DREAMS Innovation Funds Manager, JSI
  • Rita Laura Lulua, Project Director, SAGE-DREAMS Project, World Vision Uganda
  • Jane Meyers, Founder and President, Lubuto Library Partners
  • Judy Mwangi, Senior Program Manager, East Africa, DREAMS Innovation Challenge Funds Manager, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
  • Sheila Omolo, DREAMS Bridge to Employment Beneficiary, Kenya