Gates Institute Hosts World Contraception Day Celebration Webinar Series

In commemoration of World Contraception Day celebrated on September 26, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health is hosting a World Contraception Day Celebration Webinar Series with three engaging sessions co-hosted by 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders and the International Conference on Family Planning. All three webinars will take place consecutively on September 22 from 6 – 10:30 am ET.

To kick off the series, 120 Under 40 is hosting an Ingenuity Fund Award Winners Panel on September 22, 2021 from 6 – 7:30 am ET. The panel will feature the 2020 Ingenuity Fund winners, selected from the 120 Under 40: New Generation of Family Planning Leaders program. The panelists will share their innovative projects and ingenious ideas on how they have addressed both COVID-19 and the reproductive health challenges in an integrated way in the areas of advocacy, service delivery, and communication/messaging. The panelists will discuss how their projects have overcome barriers to accessing FP/RH products, services, and information amid COVID-19 while sharing the successes and challenges of their projects, lessons learned, and next steps. Learn more about the 2021 Ingenuity Fund here.

The 2022 International Conference on Family Planning and Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng will then bring together youth family planning champions from around the world to discuss what is being done to protect access to family planning during the pandemic. “The Pulse of Family Planning with Dr. T” will take place from 7:30 – 9 AM ET. Additionally, the ICFP Voices Community Action will re-launch, which is aimed at collecting and sharing personal stories on the power of family planning.

Lastly, from 9 – 10:30 AM ET, Gates Institute will host their panel, “AYSRH in Action” with 2017 120 Under 40 Winner Joshua Dilawar as he brings together GI-sponsored programs Advance Family Planning (AFP), Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) to share their exciting global adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) work – showcasing advocacy and program implementation successes and informative research that reveals the impact COVID-19 is having on contraceptive use among young people.

Registration information for each webinar is below: 

 

Ingenuity Fund Award Winners Panel (6 – 7:30 am ET) : https://bit.ly/2Xfa67t 

 

The Pulse of Family Planning with Dr. T (7:30 – 9 AM ET) : https://bit.ly/39m47kh 

 

AYSRH in Action (9 – 10:30 AM ET): https://bit.ly/396erwt 

 

All three webinars will take place consecutively on September 22 from 6 – 10:30 am ET. We can't wait to see you there !

Date:
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:15
Category:
Event