HCA Program Team

Healthy Cities for Adolescents Knowledge Platform

Healthy Cities for Adolescents is a knowledge-sharing platform serving as a resource for stakeholders who are currently implementing development initiatives targeting young people, especially adolescents. The platform includes an information repository of materials relevant for programs focused on adolescent wellbeing. It will also encourage regular participation of young people and city dwellers to highlight and act on issues that impact young people’s wellbeing in urban environments. The intention is to progress discussions, create inter-generational dialogues, and share evidence-based practices to contribute to healthy, liveable and sustainable cities for adolescents.

Our goal is to create a space that encourages experts/practitioners to contribute regularly about their projects on the ground, as well as elevate the voices of young people. Hence, the platform is focusing on two areas: an online Knowledge Centre and a Community of Practice (CoP). The Knowledge Centre aims to host high quality resources that are useful for practitioners and policy-makers focused on promoting adolescent well-being. The CoP intends to be a space facilitating dynamic, interactive dialogue between city stakeholders and sharing promising solutions that support and enhance the well-being of young people.

Adolescence is a period of life with specific health and developmental needs and rights. It is also a time to develop knowledge and skills, learn to manage emotions and relationships, and acquire attributes and abilities that will be important for enjoying the adolescent years and assuming adult roles - World Health Organization


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