Africa in Transition | Educational Entertainment: Promoting Health and Social Change through Pop Culture | Wilson Center
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Africa in Transition | Educational Entertainment: Promoting Health and Social Change through Pop Culture

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Population Institute

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Please note that the location of this event has moved to the 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. Lunch will now be provided from 11:20 - 11:50 am. Please arrive early. 
By 2050, Africa’s young population—those between 0 and 24 years of age—will increase by 50 percent. As these young people work to overcome barriers to a more prosperous life, how will they get the information they need? Sharing information through innovative media platforms, such as serial dramas, music, and online games can be an effective tool for reducing risky behaviors and improving population health. In particular, stories told through television and radio dramas can have widespread influence on people’s health and create social change. 
Please join the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative, in partnership with The Population Institute, for a discussion with experts on improving youth’s access to health information through educational entertainment.

Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast on this page. The webcast will be embedded at the start time of the event. If you do not see it when the event begins, please wait a moment and reload the page. Archived webcasts go up approximately one day after the meeting date.

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. 

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  • Meaghan Parker

    Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program