25 June 2024 – Digital tools for school-based health and well-being education

UNESCO IITE and UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education webinar series

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Time:  12.00 – 13.30 London, 13.00 – 14.30 Paris, 14.00 – 15.30 Moscow, 18.00 – 19.30 Bangkok

Language: English

Duration: 90 minutes

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Host: Mr. Goof Buijs, Manager, UNESCO Chair ‘Global Health and Education’


  • Jenelle Babb, Regional Advisor on Education for Health and Well-being, based in the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok. Has been working in the areas of HIV prevention and health education and young people’s health and well-being for more than 15 years.
  • Darcy Weaver, serves as Associate Director of AMAZE International at Advocates for Youth. Darcy is responsible for expanding global partnerships and commitments with AMAZE.
  • Tigran Yepoyan is UNESCO regional HIV and health education advisor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Has 25+ years of working experience in the field of HIV, education, health, social support, youth and community development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • Ekaterina Samolygo, is Project Coordinator at UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE). Her expertise encompasses overseeing projects focusing on comprehensive health and education initiatives, including youth-led programs addressing bullying, media literacy, human rights, and health education.


Mr. Goof Buijs, is the manager of UNESCO Chair / WHO Collaborating Centre Global Health & Education. From 2019 he is director of Global Health & Education Consultancy. His field of expertise is bringing health and education together.


Health and relationships education aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that empower them to realize their health, well-being and dignity; consider how their choices affect themselves and others; develop respectful and enjoyable relationships.

This all will not happen, if children and young people are not deeply engaged in what they discuss in the classroom, do not perceive it relevant to their own life, and the life of their peers and communities, and if they do not experience feelings and emotions that would encourage them to apply the learning.

Therefore, teachers are increasingly looking for solutions that will help make their lessons more interesting, exciting, vibrant, and at the same time accurate, informative and stimulating reflection and discussion.

This is the second webinar where educators, health promoters, school health workers and other interested actors will learn about digital tools that have impacted the way the health and relationships education is delivered and experienced by young people in different parts of the world.

Speakers from AMAZE Project, UNESCO regional office in Bangkok and UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education will talk about:

  1. The variety of digital tools and ICT-powered solutions for non-formal and classroom-based health and relationships education; their advantages and limitations.
  2. How the power of animation is used to support the delivery of formal and non-formal education and awareness-raising about health and relationships to and among adolescents and young people.
  3. The ingredients of success for high impact digital solutions for health and relationships education reaching large and diverse audiences and sustainability factors of digital edutainment project.