Coordination Mechanism

The strategy is implemented under the general responsibility of H. E. the President. The general coordination of the strategy will be under the responsibility of the Multisectoral Coordinating Committee (at ministerial level), supported by the Multisectoral Technical Committee and the National Secretariat.

Direct supervision and day-to-day management of the Strategy is delegated to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), where the National Secretariat of the Strategy is located, and to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA).

The strategy is also fully integrated within the Government’s agenda. As such, the Strategy is implemented by all concerned implementing Ministries: Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA), Ministry of Youth Affairs (MYA), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) as well as others as appropriate. 

The coordinating mechanisms are as follows:

>> Office of the President: His Excellency the President will provide overall leadership, chair bi-annual meetings to assess and monitor progress in achieving the expected outcome of the strategy. He will also provide overall guidance.

>> The Multisectoral Coordinating Committee (MCC):The Coordinating Committee on Teenage Pregnancy is chaired by the Minister of Health and Sanitation and Co-chaired by the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.
Concerned Ministers, heads of UN Agencies (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and UN-Women), representatives of the donor community, heads of the National Commission for Social Action (NACSA) and of the National Aids Secretariat as well as a representative of the NGOs are members of the MCC meetings. The role of the MCC is to provide policy guidance and direction in the implementation of the Strategy, to ensure effective inter-sectoral/inter-ministerial communication and information sharing across all participating partners as well as to monitor the progress of activities undertaken.
The MCC will meet quarterly (unless otherwise instructed by the chairing Ministries).

>> Multisectoral Technical Committee (MTC):This technical committee is chaired by the Coordinator of the National Secretariat of the Strategy. Ministry focal points and relevant technical officers of the MDAs, UN Agencies, NGOs as well as Civil Society and Youth Association are members of the MTC. The role of the MTC is to provide technical guidance to the strategy, to monitor the implementation of planned activities and progress towards achievement of expected results ensuring technical harmony and complementarity of interventions and to facilitate sharing of technical information across sectors and all participating organizations.
The MTC will meet monthly (unless otherwise instructed by MOHS and MSWGCA).

>> The National Secretariat of the Strategy: the Secretariat will be responsible for general coordination of implementation and monitoring. Its role is to support Key Ministries and participating organizations to initiate policy dialogue, to closely monitor program implementation, to ensure progress in achieving set objectives and to actively engage in the efforts on strengthening national coverage for the implementation of the strategy.

>> Ministry Focal-Points on Teenage Pregnancy: All participating Ministries will designate a technical staff of the Ministry to act as Focal-Point for the National Strategy for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy. Ministry Focal-Points will participate in the MTC meeting and support coordination and monitoring efforts of the Secretariat and keep Senior officers updated on program implementations as well as of discussions from the MTC.