FW: Invitation 17 November: Scaling Up Sexuality Education online seminar

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Interesting webinar on scaling CSE by Rutgers & IPPF. Welcome to join and feel free to share with others.




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Despite a wealth of evidence on the benefits of sexuality education, many young people still lack access to it. Curious to know how you can work more effectively to reach large groups of young people in a sustainable way?
Join Rutgers on the 17 November 2021 and hear the highlights from our new study: Scaling Up Sexuality Education: Lessons learned and considerations for civil society organizations.

Event Description
Special guest Larry Cooley, a global expert on scale and sustainability, will deliver opening remarks, followed by practical experiences from organizations from Asia and Africa to sustainably scale-up sexuality education.
We will dive deeper to answer questions like:

  • How can your organizational capacity and reputation influence your scaling success?
  • How will you get traction with key-decision makers?
  • What needs to be in a successful scale-up plan?
  • And what does it cost to scale up CSE per student?

Learn more about the challenges, successes and impact from those who have tangible experience in scaling to reach millions of youth with sexuality education.
Don’t miss this event on 17 November 2021. Please kindly share this exciting announcement with youth-focused colleagues in your networks.

💻 Online event in English with French and Spanish translations
🗓️ 17 November 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT



Founder and President Emeritus of Management Systems International, an 800-person consulting firm headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Cooley has more than 40 years' experience in the fields of strategic management and international development.  Currently serving as President of the Society for International Development and Board Chair of World Learning, he is the author of widely used methodologies for managing change, scaling innovation, entrepreneurship development, and results-based management. Mr. Cooley has served as facilitator for three Cabinet-level working groups in the United States, and as advisor to the leaders of more than a dozen governments, foundations, and international agencies. In 2015 he co-founded the Global Community of Practice on Scaling-Up Development Outcomes which has over 1000 members in 43 countries.


Amala Rahmah
Amala, a mother with three girls, is the Rutgers Indonesia Country Representative. Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is one of the program approaches that Rutgers Indonesia has been implementing since 2010. After 10 years of CSE implementation, Rutgers Indonesia has been known as the Center of innovation of CSE across Indonesia. Amala is also working on a Doctoral Program in Research and Evaluation of Education in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her dissertation theme is about ‘Inclusive Education for Children With Disabilities’.


Audrey Kettaneh
Audrey has over 25 years of experience working in the health and education sectors in West and Southern Africa, Latin America and Asia. She has worked for DFID, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, World Bank, WHO, NGOs such as ActionAid, Rutgers, and national ministries amongst others. She has wide-ranging experience from policy development, multisector collaboration and coordination, to adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); comprehensive sexuality education (CSE); HIV and AIDS; school health; health systems; and aid effectiveness.


Ishmael Kwasi Selassie
Ishmael is one of Ghana’s Civil Society active voices with close to 20 years’ experience in Adolescent and Youth sexual and reproductive health programming, advocacy and community engagements. He currently serves as the Youth Programmes and Centre of Excellence Manager at PPAG where he works to advance the rights of young people, women and girls.


Ibrahim Moussa
Ibrahim has been responsible for the development and implementation of all major programs of the Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille for more than 10 years, including advocacy, access to safe abortion, access to sexuality education, SRH services and reproductive rights of vulnerable populations. He also has over thirteen years of experience in managing development project cycles..




Webinar : Une approche éprouvée pour la mise à l'échelle de l'éducation sexuelle sexuelle 


Malgré les nombreuses preuves des avantages de l'éducation sexuelle, de nombreux jeunes n'y ont toujours pas accès. Vous êtes curieux de savoir comment vous pouvez travailler plus efficacement pour atteindre de grands groupes de jeunes de manière durable ?  

Rejoignez Rutgers le 17 novembre 2021 et écoutez les points forts de notre nouvelle étude : Mise à l'échelle de l'éducation à la sexualité : Leçons apprises et considérations pour les organisations de la société civile. 

 Description de l'événement - programme 

L'invité spécial Larry Cooley, expert mondial en matière d'échelle et de durabilité, prononcera un discours d'ouverture, suivi d'expériences pratiques d'organisations d'Asie et d'Afrique visant à étendre durablement l'éducation sexuelle.  

Nous allons plonger plus profondément pour répondre à des questions telles que : 

  • Comment la capacité et la réputation de votre organisation peuvent-elles influencer le succès de votre mise à l'échelle ? 
  • Comment allez-vous attirer l'attention des décideurs clés ?  
  • Que doit contenir un plan d'intensification réussi ?  
  • Et quel est le coût de la mise à l'échelle de l’ES par élève?  


Apprenez-en davantage sur les défis, les succès et l'impact de ceux qui ont une expérience concrète de la mise à l'échelle pour atteindre des millions de jeunes avec une éducation sexuelle.  

Ne manquez pas cet événement le 17 novembre 2021. Merci de bien vouloir partager cette annonce avec les collègues de vos réseaux qui s'intéressent à la jeunesse. 

💻 Événement en ligne en anglais avec traductions française et espagnole.
🗓️ 17 novembre 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT





Seminario en línea: Un enfoque probado para ampliar la educación sexual
A pesar de la gran cantidad de evidencias sobre los beneficios de la educación sexual, muchos/as jóvenes/as siguen sin tener acceso a ella. ¿Tienes curiosidad por saber cómo puedes trabajar de forma más eficaz para llegar a grandes grupos de jóvenes de forma sostenible?
Únete a Rutgers el 17 de noviembre de 2021 y conozca los aspectos más destacados de nuestro nuevo estudio: Escalabilidad de la Educación Sexual: Lecciones aprendidas y consideraciones para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil.
Descripción del evento - programa
El invitado especial Larry Cooley, experto mundial en escala y sostenibilidad, pronunciará un discurso de apertura, seguido de experiencias prácticas de organizaciones de Asia y África para la escalabilidad de forma sostenible de la educación sexual.
Profundizaremos para responder a preguntas como:
- ¿Cómo pueden influir la capacidad y la reputación de su organización en el éxito de su escalabilidad?
- ¿Cómo conseguirá la tracción de los responsables de la toma de decisiones?
- ¿Qué debe contener un plan de escalabilidad exitoso?
- ¿Y cuánto cuesta ampliar la educación integral para la sexualidad por estudiante?
Conozca los desafíos, los éxitos y el impacto de quienes tienen experiencia en la ampliación para llegar a millones de jóvenes con la educación sexual.
No te pierdas este evento el 17 de noviembre de 2021. Por favor, comparte esta invitación con colegas relevantes y jovenes interesados/as.

💻 Evento online en inglés con traducciones al francés y al español
🗓️ 17 de noviembre de 2021
🕒 12.00 - 13.30 GMT




The Centres of Excellence on Comprehensive Sexuality Education, works towards a more gender-equal world in which young people are empowered to exercise their rights and make free and informed decisions about their sexuality and well-being.
Ghana (PPAG), Togo (ATBEF) and Colombia (Profamilia) host the three regional Centres of excellence. Rutgers is the Netherlands Centre on Sexuality working in over 29 countries.





Learn more about the Centres of Excellence programme here or for specific questions, reach out to centreofexcellence@...

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Webinar: How can drug shops best be engaged to strengthen health care systems? - November 16th, 15:00-16:00 CET

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Webinar: How can drug shops best be engaged to strengthen health care systems?

16 November 2021 15:00 – 16:00 CET


Private medicine retailers are often the first port of call when people need essential medicines and basic health care, especially in rural areas. However, these drug shops and retailers often operate outside the formal medical system in low- and middle-income countries, raising concerns about the quality of the products and services on offer. This poses a challenge for formal health care systems: should there be regulations and restrictions on these informal providers, or can they be engaged to improve the reach of health services? And if so, how?

A new special issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice showcases findings from seven research studies on drug shops across Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. The studies were part of a multi-country implementation research programme developed by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Network – both at WHO – with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

This webinar will present detailed findings from Indonesia and Nigeria and have a panel discussion to synthesize findings across the countries studied.

Register to join the webinar >


RCOG Webinar: Tackling the abortion education deficit


Dear Global Colleagues,


The RCOG have an upcoming free webinar, ‘Tackling the abortion education deficit: how to advocate for comprehensive abortion education for healthcare students and providers’ taking place on Tuesday 30 November from 6:30 PM UTC.


We will be exploring the importance of comprehensive abortion education for doctors, nurses, midwives and all healthcare professionals. Topics covered include the barriers to providing education, and the role of healthcare providers in advocacy for improving education.


The registration link and programme link is below:


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Please promote within your networks and let me know if you have any questions.



Kind regards,


Emma Parnham



Emma Parnham (she/her) | Programme Officer – Making Abortion Safe

Centre for Women’s Global Health

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Reserve la fecha 👉 18 noviembre, seminario web sobre prematuridad/ Save the date 👉 Nov 18, webinar on prematurity/ Reserve a data 👉 Nov 18, webinar sobre prematuridade

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Shape our community on Contraceptive & Method Choice!

Megan Christofield

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Dear colleagues,


The Contraceptive and Method Choice Community of Practice is now convened by USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) and MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) projects. We thank our colleagues at the Evidence 2 Action project for all their contributions and leadership of the COP over the years!


As we take this next step, we’d greatly appreciate your thoughts on how to continue to build a vibrant, dynamic, and engaging COP so that we can best share successes, learning, and challenges to improve the provision and reach of high-quality, person-centered, and evidence-based FP programs for individuals, couples, families, and communities. We ask for a few minutes of your time and your candid feedback through this very brief survey, which will be open through Friday, November 19.


We know how busy our community is, and how valuable your time is. We appreciate hearing your voice as we think towards future meetings and events in 2022 and beyond!


Our best,

Megan Christofield (MCGL) & Rebecca Husband (MPHD)




Chers collègues,


La communauté de pratique (CdP) sur le choix contraceptif et des méthodes de contraception est maintenant convoquée par les projets MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) et MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) de l'USAID. Nous remercions nos collègues du projet Evidence 2 Action pour toutes leurs contributions et leur leadership de la COP au fil des ans !


Alors que nous passons à l'étape suivante, nous apprécierions grandement vos réflexions sur la façon de continuer à bâtir une CdP vibrante, dynamique et engageante afin que nous puissions partager au mieux les succès, les apprentissages et les défis pour améliorer l'offre et la portée de programmes de PF de haute qualité, centrés sur la personne et fondés sur des preuves pour les individus, les couples, les familles et les communautés. Nous vous demandons de prendre quelques minutes de votre temps et de nous faire part de vos commentaires sincères en répondant à cette brève enquête, qui sera ouverte jusqu'au vendredi 19 novembre.


Nous savons combien notre communauté est occupée et combien votre temps est précieux. Nous sommes heureux d'entendre votre voix alors que nous pensons aux réunions et événements futurs en 2022 et au-delà !


Nos meilleurs vœux,


Megan Christofield (MCGL) & Rebecca Husband (MPHD)




Megan Christofield

Sr. Technical Advisor, Family Planning & Self-Care



MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL)

USAID Grantee


Rebecca Husband

Sr. Technical Advisor, FP/PSE/HSS



MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD)

USAID Grantee


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Launching FP2030!

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LAUNCHING FP2030 Moving Forward Together to Transform the Future

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We are excited to celebrate the first national FP2030 commitments!


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Webinar 17 Nov: Self-injection in humanitarian settings | Auto-injection dans les contextes humanitaires | Auto-injeção em contextos humanitários

Beth Balderston

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Can DMPA-SC Self-injection Bridge a Family Planning Access Gap in Humanitarian Settings?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 7:30–9:00 AM EST | 12:30–200 PM GMT | 3:30–5:00 PM EAT


The PATH-JSI DMPA-SC Access Collaborative invites you to a webinar on making self-care interventions available, including DMPA-SC self-injection, in humanitarian settings. Humanitarian crises and disease outbreaks exacerbate the barriers that women face when seeking reproductive health services. They also highlight a timeless truth: women must be able to manage their own sexual and reproductive health—especially in a crisis when health systems are at their weakest.


Through this virtual discussion, we aim to address key challenges in humanitarian settings that need to be addressed in order to leverage the potential of self-injection as an option to ease access to family planning in the context of a full method mix.


Discussion highlights will include:

  • Programmatic or regulatory actions that need to be implemented
  • Country-specific cultural barriers affecting demand generation in humanitarian settings
  • Supply systems and processes in humanitarian settings compared to national systems
  • Collaboration and data sharing between agencies


The webinar will encourage all stakeholders—program implementers, researchers, government officials, health providers, and members of civil society—to consider humanitarian sector perspectives when advocating for policies that advance self-care behaviors and commodities essential to improving health outcomes in crisis settings.


This discussion will be moderated by George Barigye, Regional Technical Advisor, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH, Uganda.



  • Lilian Ndinda, Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, South Sudan
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Program Analyst, Family Planning and HIV, United Nations Population Fund, Mozambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistant Public Health Officer (Reproductive Health/HIV), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Uganda
  • Roselline Achola, National Programme Analyst, Family Planning, United Nations Population Fund, Uganda
  • Teddy Inera, Assistant Settlement Commandant, Focal Person for Health, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda


This event will be held in English with simultaneous French and Portuguese interpretation provided. Please register in advance at:



L'auto-injection de DMPA-SC peut-elle combler l'écart d'accès à la planification familiale dans les contextes humanitaires ?

Mercredi 17 novembre 2021 | 7h30–9h00 EST |12h30-200 GMT | 15h30-17h00 EAT


Le Collaboratif pour l’Accès au DMPA-SC de PATH-JSI vous invite à un webinaire sur la mise à disposition d’interventions d’auto-soins, y compris l’auto-injection DMPA-SC, dans les contextes humanitaires. Les crises humanitaires et les épidémies exacerbent les obstacles auxquels les femmes sont confrontées lorsqu’elles recherchent des services de santé reproductive. Cela met également en évidence une vérité intemporelle : les femmes doivent être en mesure de gérer leur propre santé sexuelle et reproductive, en particulier en cas de crise lorsque les systèmes de santé sont les plus faibles.


À travers cette discussion virtuelle, nous visons à relever les principaux défis dans les contextes humanitaires qui doivent être abordés afin de tirer parti du potentiel de l’auto-injection en tant qu’option pour faciliter l’accès à la planification familiale dans le contexte d’une gamme de méthodes complète.


Les points saillants de la discussion comprendront :

  • Actions programmatiques ou réglementaires à mettre en œuvre
  • Obstacles culturels spécifique au pays, qui affectent la demande dans les contextes humanitaires
  • Systèmes et processus d’approvisionnement dans les contextes humanitaires par rapport aux systèmes nationaux
  • Collaboration et partage de données entre les agences


Cette discussion encouragera toutes les parties prenantes – responsables de la mise en œuvre des programmes, chercheurs, responsables gouvernementaux, prestataires de soins de santé et membres de la société civile – à prendre en compte les perspectives du secteur humanitaire lorsqu’elles préconisent des politiques qui font progresser les comportements et les produits d’auto-soins essentiels à l’amélioration des résultats en matière de santé dans les contextes de crise.


Cette discussion sera modérée par George Barigye, Conseiller Technique Régional, Le Collaboratif pour l’Accès au DMPA-SC, PATH, Ouganda.


Panélistes :


  • Lilian Ndinda, Coordonnatrice de la santé maternelle et infantile, International Rescue Committee, Soudan du Sud
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Analyste de programme, Planification familiale et VIH, Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population, Mozambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistant Agent de santé publique (Santé reproductive/VIH), Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés, Ouganda)
  • Roselline Achola, Analyste des programmes nationaux, Planification Familiale, Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population, Ouganda
  • Teddy Inera, Commandant adjoint pour les refugies, Personne Focale santé, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Ouganda


Cet événement se déroulera en anglais avec une interprétation simultanée en français et en portugais. Veuillez-vous inscrire à l’avance :



A auto-injeção de DMPA-SC pode preencher uma lacuna de acesso ao planeamento familiar em contextos humanitários?

Quarta, 17 de novembro de 2021 | 7:30-9:00AM EST | 12:30-200 PM GMT | 15:30-17:00 EAT


DMPA-SC Access Collaborative da PATH-JSI convida-o a participar num webinar sobre a disponibilização de intervenções de auto-cuidado, incluindo a auto-injecção de DMPA-SC,  em ambientes humanitários. Crises humanitárias e surtos de doenças exacerbam as barreiras que as mulheres enfrentam quando procuram serviços de saúde reprodutiva. Destacam também uma verdade intemporal: as mulheres devem ser capazes de gerir a sua própria saúde sexual e reprodutiva, especialmente numa crise em que os sistemas de saúde estão no seu ponto mais fraco.

Através desta discussão virtual, pretendemos abordar os principais desafios em contextos humanitários  que precisam de ser abordados de modo a alavancar o potencial da auto-injecção como opção para facilitar o acesso ao planeamento familiar no contexto de uma mistura completa de métodos.


Os destaques da discussão incluirão:

  • Ações programáticas ou regulamentares que precisam de ser implementadas
  • Barreiras culturais específicas por país que afectam a geração de demanda em ambientes humanitários
  • Sistemas e processos de aprovisionamento em contextos humanitários em comparação com os sistemas nacionais
  • Colaboração e partilha de dados entre agências


Esta discussão incentivará todas as partes interessadas — implementadores de programas, investigadores, funcionários do governo, provedores de saúde e membros da sociedade civil — a considerar perspectivas do sector humanitário ao defender políticas que promovem comportamentos de auto-cuidado e mercadorias essenciais para melhorar os resultados da saúde em contextos de crise.


Esta discussão será moderada por George Barigye, Assessor Técnico Regional, DMPA-SC Access Collaborative, PATH, Uganda.



  • Lilian Ndinda, Coordenadora de Saúde Materna e Infantil, International Rescue Committee, Sudão do Sul
  • Dr. Arsenia Nhancale, Analista de Programas, Planeamento Familiar e HIV, Fundo das Nações Unidas para a População, Moçambique
  • Dr. Ronald Nyakoojo, Assistente de Saúde Pública (Saúde Reprodutiva/HIV), Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas para os Refugiados, Uganda
  • Roselline Achola, Analista do Programa Nacional, Planeamento Familiar, Fundo das Nações Unidas para a População, Uganda
  • Teddy Inera, Comandante Assistente de Assentamento, Ponto Focal para Saúde, Assentamento de Refugiados de Kiryandongo, Uganda


Este evento será realizado em inglês com interpretação simultânea em francês e em português. Por favor, registe-se com antecedencia:

You're Invited: USAID Administrator Samantha Power On A New Vision for Global Development

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Dear IBP Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to "A New Vision for Global Development with USAID Administrator Samantha Power"

This event will take place tomorrow, November 4th at 10:00am and is co-hosted by Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Global Human Development Program, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and USAID. 

Please see the invitation below for details and the livestream link. 

We hope to see you there.

Administrator Samantha Power will outline a bold vision for the future of USAID and inclusive development around the world.
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A New Vision for Global Development with USAID Administrator Samantha Power


Thursday, November 4, 2021 
10:00 am
Event livestream details below.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power will deliver remarks outlining a bold vision for the future of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and inclusive development around the world. The speech takes place as USAID celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Administrator Samantha Power's remarks will be followed by a conversation with 2020 USAID Payne Fellow Katryna Mahoney (SFS'22).

Watch the Event Livestream
The event is co-hosted by USAID, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Global Human Development Program, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

About the Speakers

Samantha Power

Administrator, USAID

Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of USAID on May 3, 2021.

In leading the world’s premier international development agency and its global staff of over 10,000 people, Power will focus on helping the United States respond to four interconnected challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and the development gains it has imperiled; climate change; conflict and humanitarian crises; and democratic backsliding. Power will also ensure that USAID enhances its longstanding leadership in areas including food security, education, women’s empowerment, and global health.

Additionally, Power is the first USAID Administrator to be a member of the National Security Council, where she will ensure that development plays a critical role in America’s responses to a range of economic, humanitarian, and geopolitical issues.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the 28th US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During her time at the UN, Power rallied countries to combat the Ebola epidemic, ratify the Paris climate agreement, and develop new international law to cripple ISIS’s financial networks. She worked to negotiate and implement the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, helped catalyze bold international commitments to care for refugees, and advocated to secure the release of political prisoners, defend civil society from growing repression, and protect the rights of women and girls.

From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. At the NSC, she advised the Obama-Biden Administration on issues such as democracy promotion, UN reform, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, atrocity prevention, and the fights against human trafficking and global corruption.

An immigrant from Ireland, Power began her career as a war correspondent in Bosnia, and went on to report from places including Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has been recognized as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Power is an author and editor of multiple books, and the recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Liz Schrayer (Introductory Remarks)

President and CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Liz Schrayer serves as President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), a broad-based coalition of over 500 businesses and NGOs that advocates for strong U.S. global leadership through development and diplomacy. Under her leadership, the USGLC has grown to a nationwide network of advocates in all 50 states and boasts a bipartisan Advisory Council, which includes virtually every living former Secretary of State, and a National Security Advisory Council consisting of nearly 200 retired three and four-star generals and admirals.

Katryna Mahoney (Moderator)

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, MA in Global Human Development

As a cultural anthropologist by training, and development practitioner in the making, Katryna Mahoney is curious about how individuals and collectives make meaning of lives in an effort to create and sustain inclusive societies.

Inspired by her undergraduate study abroad expedition to Rabat, Morocco in 2013 as a Gilman Scholar, Katryna returned to Morocco for 15 months as a Fulbright researcher to explore the socio-economic participation of West and Central African migrants in Casablanca. Fostering these interests, Katryna worked as a consultant for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Geneva. She also led communications and advocacy efforts at Civitas Maxima, a Geneva-based legal representation of victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Currently, Katryna works as a Program Associate for Protection on the Humanitarian Policy and Practice Team at InterAction, reducing the risks that people face in humanitarian crises through promoting results-based approaches to protection.

Katryna holds an M.Sc. in Migration Studies from Oxford University and a B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology from Spelman College. She is from Maryland and currently resides in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Katryna can be found tending to her plant garden or giving thanks and sun salutations.

She will pursue graduate studies in international development in preparation for entering the USAID Foreign Service as a Crisis, Stabilization, and Governance Officer. Katryna considers herself privileged to carry out the legacy of the late Congressman Payne as a 2020 USAID Payne Fellow.
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HIPs Webinar next week: Equity Strategic Planning Guide on November 9th, 2021, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 16:00 Cape Town / 17:00 Kampala

Ados May







Dear Colleagues and Partners,


Please join us on November 9th, 2021, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 16:00 Cape Town / 17:00 Kampala for Creating equitable access to high-quality family planning information and services: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar, the latest installment of our High Impact Practices webinar series.


This Strategic Planning Guide is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers through a process to identify inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning developed under the Partnership for High Impact Practices for Family Planning.


Download the Strategic Planning Guide here, and register for the webinar today! We look forward to your participation.

Click here for your local time zone.


Our Panelists:


Dinah Nakiganda - Ministry of Health, Uganda

Sara Stratton - HIP TAG/Palladium Group

Rhobbinah Ssempebwa - USAID

Jill Peterson - FHI 360/R4S

Petrus Steyn - WHO


For more information about the HIPs and to view previous webinars, please visit:



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New family planning videos have launched!

Deb Van Dyke

Dear colleagues,

Global Health Media Project is delighted to announce the release of our first set of videos in our family planning series:  13 films on long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, specifically the copper IUD and the implant.

For health workers, the set includes how to counsel clients on these methods, and how to insert an IUD, postpartum IUD, one-rod implant, and two-rod implant. There are two films for women and their partners about the IUD and implant.  In addition, we have created brief teaching shorts that show and tell the step-by-step information that is demonstrated in the skills videos.

We will be gradually rolling out the entire series of more than 60 videos in the coming weeks and months. 
The films were shot in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Uganda just pre-Covid, arriving home in early March 2020.  We collaborated with Ipas and Reproductive Health Uganda (IPPF affiliate) to secure clinical sites — and are grateful to colleagues from Ipas, UNFPA, WHO, ICM, and Laerdal Global Health for their content expertise throughout this project.  

These videos are available in English now, with French and Spanish available soon through support from Translators without Borders.  Please contact us if you would like to narrate them in your language.

You can watch the videos on the Global Health Media website where they are also available for download:

To learn more about the purpose and content of these videos, visit the family planning project page:

Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues. 

Thanks and kind regards,


Deborah Van Dyke, Director 
Tel/WhatsApp: +1.802.595.9606
Skype: deborahvandyke  

Introduction of Hormonal IUD to USAID & UNFPA Product Catalogs

Anita Dam

Dear IBP Colleagues / Bonjour collègues de l'IBP / Estimados miembros del IBP,

The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD), also known as the hormonal IUD or hormonal intrauterine system (IUS), has been added for the first time to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Product Catalog and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Product Catalog.

Le dispositif intra-utérin (DIU) hormonal, spécifiquement au lévonorgestrel, a été ajouté pour la première fois aux catalogues de produits de l’Agence des Etats-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID) et de Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population (FNUAP).

El dispositivo intrauterino de levonorgestrel (DIU), también conocido como el DIU hormonal o sistema hormonal intrauterino (SIU), ha sido agregado por primera vez al Catálogo de Productos de la Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional de los Estados Unidos (USAID) y en el Catálogo de Productos del Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas (UNFPA).

Please see the full announcements in English / French / Spanish.
Thank you / Merci / Gracias,The Hormonal IUD Access

Anita Dam, MSPHProgram Analyst

USAID Contractor | Bureau for Global Health

Office of Population & Reproductive Health

Research, Technology & Utilization Division

500 D St. SW, UA 05.4.2E, Washington, DC 20547

Desk: (202) 916-2182 | Cell: (571) 218-2601

Email: andam@...

Global Health Technical Professionals Contract: Public Health Institute

Register to join the launch of the new Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes Global Research & Learning Agenda!

Emily Hoppes




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Join experts from both the menstrual health and family planning fields to learn about the new Contraceptive-Induced Menstrual Changes (CIMC) Global Research and Learning Agenda.


In Nov 2020, global stakeholders came together for an online technical consultation on CIMCs. Since then, FHI 360 has convened a global, multidisciplinary CIMC Task Force to draft research and learning agendas focused on CMICs around areas of particular interest, including:

  1. measurement
  2. contraceptive R&D and biomedical research
  3. social-behavioral & user preferences research, and
  4. programmatic research.


Register for the official launch of this new resource and explore how you can apply it to your own work.


For additional information, please contact Emily Hoppes, ehoppes@....


HIPs Webinar Invitation: Equity Strategic Planning Guide on November 9th, 2021, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 16:00 Cape Town / 17:00 Kampala

Ados May






Dear Colleagues and Partners,


Please join us on November 9th, 2021, from 09:00 Washington / 15:00 Geneva / 16:00 Cape Town / 17:00 Kampala for Creating equitable access to high-quality family planning information and services: A Strategic Planning Guide Webinar, the latest installment of our High Impact Practices webinar series.


This Strategic Planning Guide is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers through a process to identify inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning developed under the Partnership for High Impact Practices for Family Planning.


Download the Strategic Planning Guide here, and register for the webinar today! We look forward to your participation.

Click here for your local time zone.


Our Panelists:


Dinah Nakiganda - Ministry of Health, Uganda

Sara Stratton - HIP TAG/Palladium Group

Rhobbinah Ssempebwa - USAID

Jill Peterson - FHI 360/R4S

Petrus Steyn - WHO


For more information about the HIPs and to view previous webinars, please visit:



Twitter: #HIPs4FP, @IBP_network, @fhi360 and @R4Sproject



Ados V. May, MPA | WHO/IBP Network | Senior Technical Advisor

m: +1 202 999 8816 |email: ados.may@... |



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FIGO sessions on abortion care

Carolin Ekman

FIGO sessions on abortion care 

Don't miss these sessions on abortion care during the FIGO virtual conference!

26 October - 3:00 - 4:00 PM (UTC+1) 

Spreading the Revolution

Why Investing in Self-Managed Abortions Is the Way Forward to Realise Women’s Right to Bodily Autonomy

Organised by FIGO Project: Advocating for Safe Abortion (ASAP), Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and Ipas. 


Dorothy Shaw, Canada

Bela Ganatra, Switzerland
Lesley Regan, UK
Laura Gil, Colombia
Shabin Shrestha, Nepal
Jedidah Maina, Kenya

26 October - 4:30 - 5:30 PM (UTC+1) 

Community Model of Abortion Care:

Overview and Lessons Learned from an Implementation Study Related to New Abortion Services in Ireland

Organised by World Health Organization (WHO). 

Chair: Antonella Lavelanet, Switzerland

The session will include reflections on:  

  • Overview of Community Provision - Joanna Mishtal, United States
  • Informational Facilitators and Obstructors - Mark Murphy, Ireland
  • Remaining challenges - Trish Horgan, Ireland

28 October - 23:00 - 0:00 PM (UTC+1) 

Induced abortion: Pushing the Limits 

Organised by FIGO

Chairs: Beverly Winikoff, USA and Caroline De Costa, Australia


  • Self-Managed and “No-Test” Abortion - Beverly Winikoff, USA
  • Expanding the Provider Base to Increase Abortion Access Worldwide - Bela Ganatra, Switzerland
  • Abortion from Very Early to Much Later - Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Sweden
  • The Continuing Relevance of Vacuum Aspiration in Induced Abortion - Nozer Sheriar, India

Examples of Communication strategies to promote early antenatal care-seeking


Dear IBP Colleagues,

The Departments of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SRH) and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA) are currently working on a new tool to help inform the development of messaging/communication strategies used during community mobilization initiatives to promote early (within the first three months) antenatal care (ANC)-seeking.



In this process, we are looking for previous examples that have been used at local or global level, including specific messages, tools, strategies or campaigns. 


If you have any resources that have been used to promote early ANC care-seeking, we would greatly appreciate it if you could share them by emailing brynne.gilmore@... in the next two weeks (by Friday5th November). 


Thank you in advance for your support! 

Kind regards, 

Karin Stein, MD, MScPH

Technical Officer

Maternal and Perinatal Health (MPH) Unit 

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SHR) Department

E-mail: steink@...



Join us for a webinar: Long-acting and reversible contraceptives represent more and more of the method mix in Ouagadougou Partnership countries - Are we prepared for their removal? *now with English interpretation*

Sarah Brittingham

Greetings colleagues,


I received inquiries from a number of you regarding the availability of English interpretation for the upcoming webinar: Long-acting and reversible contraceptives represent more and more of the method mix in Ouagadougou Partnership countries. Are we prepared for their removal? I’m pleased to announce that a change in date has made it feasible to offer English interpretation for this event. Please join us on Wednesday, October 27th from 11:30-1pm EST / 15h30-17h Dakar for a presentation to be followed by a discussion amongst West African colleagues. Register at this link: and see invitation below.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions.



Sarah Brittingham

Sarah Brittingham, MA, MPH | Technical Officer, Research Utilization

359 Blackwell Street, Suite 200 | Durham, NC  27701

O: 919.544.7040sbrittingham@...www.fhi360.orgFHI 360 Facebook

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Youth Mental Health Grant Funding Opportunity

Nicole Toole

Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program—one of the largest investment portfolios of global mental health innovation in the world with over $57 million CAD invested towards projects in more than 40 countries—is seeking innovative and transformative approaches to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services to address the needs of the most underserved 10 to 24 year olds in low- and middle-income countries.

Innovations must take a person-centered, rights-based approach, and must involve young people with lived experiences of mental health challenges from the outset. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD to develop and test the proposed innovation.

Deadline: December 1, 2021.

For more information visit the Global Mental Health program webpage:

[Event Recap] 2021 State of the Art in Engaging Men and Boys in Health and Development: A Technical Marketplace

Danette Wilkins

Greetings IBP Network colleagues,


In September 2021, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar, “2021 State of the Art in Engaging Men and Boys in Health and Development: A Technical Marketplace.” This webinar showcased 11 examples of cutting-edge programming and research for engaging a broader diversity of men and boys as clients, partners, and agents of change across global health initiatives and programs. Presentations focused on diverse health areas, including sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV/AIDS; and gender-based violence. Access the event recording, slides, and an overview of the event here.


On behalf of the METF co-chairs, thank you very much for your time and attention.





Danette Wilkins, MPH

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Program Officer II, Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


email: danette.wilkins@...


Using SBC to Address Gender and Social Norms Roundtable

Marcela Aguilar



PHOTO CREDIT: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment

Striving for Equality: Using SBC to Address Gender and Social Norms


October 21, 2021
9:00 to 10:15 a.m. (EDT)

13h Accra (GMT) / 14h Abuja (WAT) / 15h Lusaka (CAT) / 16h Addis (EAT)





Join Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) project, for a roundtable discussion on innovative approaches for SBC research and implementation in gender and social norms. Through hands-on facilitation, participants will learn about new resources that improve the integration of gender and social norms into SBC programming, particularly in the areas of family planning and maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. 

The 1 hour and 15-minute roundtable will be offered in English with simultaneous French interpretation.


  • Joanna Skinner, Population and Reproductive Health Technical Lead and Gender Advisor, Breakthrough ACTION


  • Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci (Chizoba Onyechi, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria)
  • Gender Values Clarification Exercises With Health Providers in Ethiopia (Esete Getachew, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Lead, Breakthrough ACTION Ethiopia)
  • Introducing the "Getting Practical" Tool and Lessons from Pilot Testing (Lisa Cobb, Deputy Director, Strategic Communications Unit, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)
  • Promoting Couple Communication Around Household Decision-Making and Saving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Carole Ilunga, Gender Technical Advisor and Regional Coordinator, Breakthrough ACTION DRC)—In French with simultaneous English interpretation




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New HIP brief and 3 briefs open for community comment - deadlines October 15 and 22

Ados May



Dear Colleagues,


New HIP brief: Social Marketing

The HIP Partnership is pleased to announce the recently published Social Marketing High Impact Practices brief. An update from the version originally released in 2013, this service delivery brief provides a comprehensive overview of social marketing as it relates to family planning, including evidence-based strategies to implement social marketing practices to maximize family planning investments.


Open for Community Comment: 


Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement Strategic Planning Guide - This SPG was developed by partners from the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership project and IYAFP. Please provide comments on the draft SPG here, using the password hips4fp, and share these links widely with your projects and colleagues working in youth engagement. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 15th.


Implementing policies: Enabling family planning programs to meet their goals and users’ needs - An update from the version published in 2013, this HIP brief focuses on how the application of a comprehensive policy implementation cycle can support quality family planning programs at scale. Comments on the draft brief can be provided here, using the password hips4fp. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd.


Social accountability to improve family planning information and services - This new HIP brief focuses on how communities and health sector actors can jointly identify problems and implement and monitor solutions to improve the quality and responsiveness of family planning services. Comments on the draft brief can be provided here, using the password hips4fp. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd.



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