This report presents progress made after two years of implementation of the ESA Commitment (2013-2015). Significant progress has already been made thanks to concerted action by governments, civil society, and development partners at national and regional level. The data presented was obtained and validated through a multi-sectoral country reporting process as stipulated by the respective coordination mechanisms of the ESA Commitment.
The historic ESA commitment was endorsed at the 2013 ICASA Conference and has time- bound actions and targets that were agreed upon by member states. Countries that endorsed the commitment include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.English | French | Portuguese
This report is a summary of progress since this landmark ESA Ministerial Commitment was made. It presents the priorities and progress made during the past 12 months at both national and regional levels with specific focus on the targets and accountability framework.English | French | Portuguese
This report is the summary of an in-depth Regional Report on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual reproductive health information and services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa. The statistics gathered for this report helped identify recommendations for the region and informed the development of ESA Commitment targets.English | French | Portuguese (Coming Soon)
Recognizing the realities of young adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives—and particularly their need to know about their bodies and their sexual rights and responsibilities—is crucial for building the foundations of a safe passage through adolescence into adulthood.English | French | Portuguese
There was little evidence based on research or practical experience on effective ways of providing young people with information, education, and health services, or equipping them with skills to protect them from risks.English