Date: 10-12 November 2018, 8:30 – 17:00
Location: Kigali Convention Center (specific room TBD)
Participation: Open to all youth attending the ICFP
The Youth Pre-Conference will be a space for youth to convene, network, and gain the resources necessary to continue their advocacy and research in their respective communities.
This year, we are proud to have the youth pre-conference last 2.5 days starting 10 November until 12 November 2018. Conference outline and program to come.
Co-hosts: The International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, the Government of Rwanda, the Imbuto Foundation and the youth subcommittee (full list below)
Sponsors: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bayer, Pathfinder International, DKT International, Guttmacher, PSI, EngenderHealth, DSW,Childbirth Survival International, Amplify Change,Judith Frye Helzner, Male Contraceptive Initiative
Youth sub-committee members: 120 Under 40, Advocates for Youth, AfriYAN, AfrYPoD,Amplify Change, Amref, Organe Consultatif de la Jeunesse, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament, CARE, Caribbean Youth for Philanthropy, Centre for Creative Initiative in Health and Population, Centre For Girl-Child Education, Choice for Youth & Sexuality, Childbirth Survival International, Dance4life, Dandelion Kenya, DKT International, DSW, E2A Project, Engender health, FEMNET, FHI360, FP2020, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, Global Health Corps, Hewlett Foundation, HDI, Ibis Reproductive Health, Imbuto Foundation, IPPF, IYAFP, JHPIEGO, JHU-CCP, John Snow Inc., Karolinska Institutet, Lagos Television, NURHI, Packard Foundation, PAI, PATH, Pathfinder International, Plan UK, Population Media Center, Popworks Africa, PPFA Global, PRB, PSI, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Rollins School of Public Health, Save the Children, Tanzania Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health Coalition, The African Women’s Community and Development Network, The Challenge Initiative, Torchlight Collective, USAID, UNFPA, WHO, Women Deliver, Youth Ambassador for SRHR of the Netherlands., Youth Equality Centre, Youth Health International, Youth Tech Health, Youth Time International Movement / UN, ZapytajMnie
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Event: The Role of Faith Communities in Family Planning Advocacy
Date: 10 November 2018, 8:00 to 17:00
Location: Radisson Blu (next to Convention Center)
Participation: By invitation only
In this interactive session, representatives of faith-based organizations and religious leaders will share best practices in family planning advocacy and explore ways to advance the faith community’s role. Facilitators will lead the participants through a strategic planning exercise to develop action plans for the next year. Small groups will discuss country-specific activities, identify how to augment the contributions of faith groups, and explore the connection between faith values and family planning. They will engage in dialogue, mutual learning and exchanges in order to increase consensus and ownership.
Event: Interfaith Prayer
Date: 11 November 2018, 14:00-16:00
Participation: Public event – link will be shared when details are finalized
The Interfaith prayer will provide an opportunity to promote peace, pluralism, respect, the dignity of mankind and partnerships. It will offer a chance for reflection on how violence, greed, untamed competition, disrespect, lack of structures and support affects people’s lives in all spheres especially families, communities and countries. A reflection on the role of religions in mediating between the competing interests for the greatest good.
Event: Celebration: The faith community in action – providing and promoting family planning in their communities
Date: 11 November 2018, 17:00-19:00
Participation: Public event – link will be shared when details are finalized for people to RSVP
The reception will be an opportunity to network with and among faith organizations to understand the work they do to promote family planning, gaps and opportunities for learning, experience sharing and partnerships.
All events are co-hosted by ICFP Faith Subcommittee and the Rwanda Faith Subcommittee.
An interactive map showing some of the faith actors’ advocacy achievements since 2016 is included. The list of faith actors is not exhaustive but provides a sample of family planning work by faith-based organizations following the last Faith Pre-conference on family planning as part of ICFP 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
Faith sub-committee members: Al Azhar University Egypt, Anglican Church Kigali Diocese, Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Caritas Rwanda, Catholic Episcopal Conference of Rwanda (CEPR), Catholics for Reproductive Health (C4RH) Philippines, Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), Christian Health Association of Kenya, Church of Sweden, Churches Health Association of Zambia, Cordaid Netherlands, Evangelical Alliance Rwanda, Faith to Action Network (F2A), FHI360, Gates Institute, Global Fund for Women, Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, Hopes Foundation Pakistan, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Muhammadiyah Indonesia, Muslim Family Counseling Services in Ghana, Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (PEAR), Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Rwanda Interfaith Council for Health (RICH), Rwanda Ministry of Health, Rwanda Muslim Council (RMC), Pathfinder International Tanzania, Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (EPR) Kirinda District Hospital, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, UNFPA, USAID, World Faiths Development Dialogue, World Relief Rwanda, World Vision Rwanda and World Vision US
Demographic Dividend Pre-Conference
Date: 11 November 2018
Location: Kigali Convention Center (specific room TBD)
Participation: Space is limited; please indicate your interest in attending the DD Pre-conference by filling out this form before 13 August. We will send confirmation of your attendance on 22 August.
The demographic dividend pre-conference workshop aims to equip attendees with the information and skills to effectively move the demographic dividend agenda forward. During the first pre-conference session, speakers will discuss (1) tools for making policy decisions and measuring progress and (2) approaches for subnational estimation of the benefits of the demographic dividend. During the second session, a highly interactive workshop will present a new approach to framing the multisectoral benefits of family planning (FP) and fertility decline and invite attendees to develop effective communications strategies and advocacy messages tailored to high-level policymakers across sectors.
The workshop is designed to help practitioners, policymakers, and advocates:
- Learn about new tools to guide policymakers as they develop strategies to harness the demographic dividend;
- Increase local commitment to harnessing the benefits of the demographic dividend through new subnational estimation approaches; and
- Advocate to policymakers across sectors for investments and commitments in FP using evidence, messages and strategies developed in partnership with experts from those sectors.
The pre-conference will also include a high-level ministerial meeting to highlight and foster the continued momentum of actions to support the demographic dividend across nations and to position women’s empowerment as a main prerequisite to reaping the dividend. During the ministerial meeting, participants will discuss DD progress across the world, focused on how countries that have championed this agenda in the last decade can inspire those that are still in their early steps. Ths meeting will bring together Ministers of Health and Ministers from other sectors (e.g., finance, social development, labor). The leaders of UN organizations, development agencies, and regional bodies will also be invited.
Urban Reproductive Health Pre-Conference
Date: 11 & 12 November 2018
Location: Lemigo Hotel, Plenary Room
Participation: Registration is now full. Thank you for your interest.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) will host a focused urban reproductive health forum – Healthy Cities Now and in the Future: The Critical Role of Urban Reproductive Health – before the start of the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda.
This forum will explore the breadth and depth of rapid urbanization and its impact on poverty and the health of those living in cities. Panelists will discuss the urgent need to specifically address the health of the urban poor and how family planning can help change this landscape for the better, including a specific panel focused on adolescents and youth.
This forum is designed to motivate government officials, public and private partners, local governments and other stakeholders to implement and scale up evidence-based urban reproductive health solutions. Additionally, participants will learn more about creating and developing innovative platforms to address social, economic and cultural barriers to universal access to reproductive health.
For more information, please contact Kate Graham (TCI).