The organizers of the 2018 ICFP put out a call for youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the conference. Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered, and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program.
In the spirit of using digital communications to spread the word about family planning, the 2018 ICFP accepted applications for youth speakers through video submissions. This format was used for the 2013 and 2016 conference and was very successful. All youth applicants had to complete their own video submission, but could seek assistance from local organizations or other resources. At least one professional reference should have been provided in support of the candidate’s qualifications.
The applicant must have had experience in the field of family planning and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights (SHRH) or adolescent health in order to be able to serve as a speaker and/or moderator at conference sessions. It was encouraged that the applications talk about family planning in relation to the conference theme – Investing for a Lifetime of Returns – or make a creative video related to the theme. The conference theme speaks to the various returns on investment family planning provides, from education and empowerment to economic growth and environmental health as well as quality of life and wellbeing.
Applications are now closed.
Congratulations to the more than 100 youth leaders selected via the Youth Leader video contest to attend the Youth Pre-conference and ICFP in Kigali, Rwanda, 10 to 15 November 2018!
Many thanks to the 550 youth who applied. This year was very competitive, with many applications of exceptionally high quality. All applications went through a blinded double-review process, rating passion demonstrated, creativity, engagement, experience, speaking skills of applicants and interest and ability to learn and contribute to the conference. We are excited to welcome over 100 winners from over 39 countries from around the world.
Youth Leader video contest winners must confirm their attendance at the ICFP by 13 July 2018.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the top 10 winners. All the videos can be found on the YouTube page that is linked below.
2018 ICFP Youth Leader Video Contest Winners
Surabhi Dogra, 23 years old, India
Sarmad S/O Muhammad Soomar, 23 years old, Pakistan
Rosemary Nazar, 25 years old, Tanzania
Joan Amanda Julian Mary Banura, 24 years old, Uganda
Adriana Gomez Barboza, 23 years old, Costa Rica
Jane Nyathi, 24 years old, Zimbabwe
Here are some additional videos:
Sanne Thijssen, 23 years old, The Netherlands
Smitashree Mishra, 24 years old, India
Patience Anto, 25 years old, Nigeria
The ICFP Youth Pre-Conference will take place for 2.5 days on 10, 11 and 12 November 2018. The pre-conference will start at 08:30 on 10 November (check-in begins at 07:30) and end just before the ICFP opening session on 12 November. For more information, visit the Pre-conferences webpage.