29.06.2011 -

UNESCO Deputy Director General attends Intergenerational Dialogue in Nairobi

Mr. Getachew Engida, UNESCO’s Deputy Director General visited Nairobi, Kenya from 29th to 30th June, 2011 to take part in the Intergenerational Dialogue organized by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Africa Regional Office. The dialogue, held on 30th June 2011 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi aimed at giving young people an opportunity to learn how the older generation advocated for issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to identify lessons learnt and the good that could be replicated by the young generation.

Key speakers at the event were Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, former president of Zambia, the IPPF Goodwill Ambassador for Africa Region, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Hilda Banda, Vice-President of the Republic of Malawi and Hon. Anyang Nyong’o, Minister for Medical Services in Kenya, among others.

While in Nairobi, Mr. Engida also met with staff of UNESCO in Nairobi and discussed the implications of UNESCO’s ongoing internal reform process on UNESCO’s work in the region.

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