Digital tools for school-based health and well-being education

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Speakers

  • Jenelle Babb: Regional Advisor on Education for Health and Well-being at UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok, with over 15 years of experience in HIV prevention education, comprehensive sexuality education, and young people’s health and well-being. She leads the implementation of UNESCO’s Strategy on education for health and well-being in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Darcy Weaver: Associate Director of AMAZE International at Advocates for Youth, with extensive experience in technical assistance, project delivery, and global scale-up of sexual and reproductive health initiatives. She holds Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Public Administration and is responsible for expanding global partnerships and commitments with AMAZE.
  • Tigran Yepoyan: UNESCO Regional HIV and Health Education Advisor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, overseeing the development and promotion of ICT-powered tools for health and well-being education. With over 25 years of experience in HIV, education, health, social support, youth, and community development, he supports teacher capacity building for violence prevention and health education. He is based in Moscow at the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education.
  • Ekaterina Samolygo: Project Coordinator at UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), with over four years of experience in international development and humanitarian aid. Her expertise includes overseeing diverse projects focusing on comprehensive health and education initiatives, managing social media initiatives for parents, and supervising AI-based chatbots for health and well-being education delivery.
  • Goof Buijs: Manager of UNESCO Chair / WHO Collaborating Centre Global Health & Education and Director of Global Health & Education Consultancy, specializing in integrating health and education. He is an experienced networker, project leader, and innovator in training and facilitating events and conferences.

Background

Health and relationships education aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to realize their health, well-being, and dignity. Engaging students in relevant, interesting, and reflective learning experiences is crucial for effective education. This webinar, the second in the series, will explore how digital tools are enhancing health and relationships education globally.

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