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May 23, 2019

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Use of digital platforms to empower adolescent girls and women to improve their wellbeing through increased access to SRH services and information

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Adolescent

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Innovation

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Triggerise is implementing a youth program in Kenya, which centers around a digital platform to empower girls to improve their wellbeing through increased access to SRH services, products and information. Agents from within communities engage with girls on the benefits of enrolling on to the Tiko System, such as access to information on lifestyle and SRH issues, free products and services. Once enrolled onto the system, the girl can earn Tiko Miles (virtual points valued at 1 to 1 to the local currency) for joining and engaging in positive behaviours. This puts a real value on positive behaviour, making it desirable and aspirational. Between May 2017 and October 2018, 148,611 girls have been enrolled onto the platform of which 95,170 have accessed a service, translating to a 64% conversion rate. The method mix includes 22% implants, 4% IUDs, 23% oral contraceptives, 15% injectable, 3% condom and 3% emergency contraception. Other services validated accounted for 30% of services accessed by girls; these included counselling, HIV and STI testing and screening and pregnancy test kits. Of the girls who received a service, 37,509 provided a rating with an average rating of 4.93 (out of 5). The use of a digital ecosystem to empower girls by rewarding positive behaviour choices successfully leads to increased uptake of SRH services. The Tiko Miles rewards increase adolescent desire to uptake these services as well as increasing their purchasing power and financial independence. In addition, the opportunity for the girls to rate the service gives more incentive to providers to offer a quality, non-judgmental service. The ecosystem creates an enabling environment that addresses both demand and supply-side barriers, ensuring that girls have improved desire to access SRH information, services and products. In turn, the platform is a valuable resource for better understanding adolescent SRH needs and can be used to send reminders for those on short-term methods, or for follow up services. Understanding that only 45% of adolescents in Kenya have access to a mobile phone, the availability of high, low and no technology solutions ensures that the rewards-based platform is accessible to all girls.

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