Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 10 June 2019 13:28

UN officials Pay a Courtesy call on Minister of Education

Today, as part of the launch of the India -UN Development Partnership Fund Project Dr. The Hon. Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education was paid a courtesy call by several United Nations’ officers at her Brickdam office. 

Among those present for the courtesy call was Ms. Allison Drayton- Representative and Director of the UNFPA Sub- Regional Office for the Caribbean who is on a mission in Guyana to launch the partnership project.
Accompanying Ms Drayton was Mr. Adler Bynoe- Assistant Representative, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, (Guyana) Ms. Mikiko Tanaka- UN Resident Coordinator and Programme Assistant Ms. Nicola Duncan.
The three-year project is slated for implementation by the UNFPA in Regions 1 (Barima- Waini) and 9 (Upper Takatu- Upper Essequibo) and seeks to: Increase the use of quality adolescent sexual and reproductive health services by adolescents ; empower adolescents to prevent teenage pregnancies and contribute to a 10 percent annual reduction in pregnancy rates among adolescents aged 10-19 in the two regions by march of 2022.
The expected results of the implementation of activities include improved access to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) information and quality services in communities.
Further it aims to strengthen inter-sectoral and intra-sectoral coordination for an enabling environment towards sexual and reproductive health as well as to encourage enhanced capacities of adolescent boys and girls to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and to demand for services and accountability mechanisms for local government entities which would strengthen the coordination and implementation of prevention and response programmes to end teenage pregnancies. 

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