Experts mull adolescent research to aid development agenda

Experts in the field of adolescent research came together this week to discuss their findings and how to adapt it to the national socio-economic and 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agendas.

Around 170 participants from government ministries, research institutions and international organisations in Laos attended the 5th Annual Adolescent Research Day on Tuesday which focused on ‘Adolescent Health and Development Research Evidence in the Context of the 9th Socio-Economic Development Plan’.

The conference, supported by the Luxumbourg Government through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), aimed to help achieve the goal of empowering young people by 2030, especially adolescent girls.

This year health leaders and researchers from the six provinces of Xekong, Champassak, Savannakhet, Bokeo, Oudomxai and Luang Prabang attended the conference.

The scientific conference provided a platform for researchers, policymakers and development partners to share their existing research evidence and experience as well as promote further collaboration that will benefit adolescents inclusively.

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