Virtual workshop: Creators and innovators: NMOs investing in youth

Date: Thursday, November 26 at 10 a.m. EST

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On Thursday, November 26, at 10 a.m. EST, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will host a 75-minute interactive session to explore youth engagement practices around the world, and to help participants understand the benefits of active youth involvement in national member organizations (NMO). Simultaneous translation will be provided in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

This session will feature a debate contest, a photo contest, breakout groups and polling. Debaters will include Deniece Chevannes (U.S.A.), new WFH Board of Directors member Megan Adediran (Nigeria), Santosh Manivannan (India) and Lauren Phillips (New Zealand). After the debate, participants will be divided into breakout groups based on language, and will discuss the following topics: the challenges of youth engagement and recruitment; how NMOs could encourage young members to be more involved; and how youths can safely contribute to their NMO during the pandemic. Each breakout discussion leader will then provide a summary of the discussions and recommendations that came out of their group.

All people with a bleeding disorder (PWBD) and carriers between the ages of 18 to 30 are also invited to participate in a photo contest. Participants can submit a photo that shows what youth engagement means to them, along with two to three sentences to describe their photo. Each youth is allowed one submission. Photos could be submitted to [email protected] by Friday, November 20, and the winner will be announced at the end of the session.

Interested participants are strongly encouraged to register early so they can be assigned to the right breakout room.

We hope to see you there!