Who implements the RHIYA
Similar to the RHI, the EU/UNFPA Reproductive Health Initiative
for Youth in Asia (RHIYA) makes use of the comparative advantage of local,
national and international civil society organisations in reaching the
most vulnerable groups and dealing with a subject area as sensitive as
young people's reproductive and sexual health.
More than 30 organisations implement a wide range of complementary projects
in the seven target countries. More importantly though, each project is
implemented with the full participation with the communities it is based
The overall management of the RHIYA is based upon the unique modus operandi
of its predecessor, the RHI, with the European Union (EU) and the UNFPA
providing a macro-level management and overall decision making structure.
At country level, both organisations can draw upon their decentralised
structures, involving the European Commission delegations and UNFPA country
and field offices for guidance and support. The EU plays a large role
in the funding of the RHIYA and also offers some policy guidance, while
UNFPA is responsible for managing and implementing the RHIYA.