MenEngage Regional Consultation Meeting for Sub-Saharan Africa

MenEngage Africa (2006). MenEngage Regional Consultation Meeting for Sub-Saharan Africa. December 4-7, 2006: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

In 2006, USAID’s Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) developed a plan with EngenderHealth and Instituto Promundo to support the MenEngage activities in Sub-Saharan Africa. USAID agreed to support a capacity building workshop on programs for men and boys that would also serve as the first MenEngage Alliance Regional Consultation for Africa. The first day of the workshop focused on introducing participants to a framework for engaging men and boys and different approaches used to engage men and boys in RH programming. The second day of the workshop was geared towards skills-building and participants had the opportunity to learn skills in working with men and boys on an individual level, at the service delivery level and the community level. The third and fourth days of the workshop focused on identifying ways to carry work with men forward in the region. This paper provides an overview of the meetings that took place, including the action plans that resulted from them.