8-12 February 2016 – The 7th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights was held under the theme “Realizing a Demographic Dividend in Africa: the Critical Importance of Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”.  The conference was hosted by Curious Minds, Ghana and under the patronage of Her Excellency Lordina Mahama, the First Lady of Ghana.  The conference brought together government, intergovernmental agencies, civil society, youth organizers, researchers, the private sector, and other stakeholders to deliberate on young people’s right to health, education, safety, and opportunity.  The conference resulted in a decisive Outcome Document that succinctly describes the connections between different aspects of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and a country’s potential to realize a demographic dividend.