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4th Global Conference

16-19 May 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

4th Global Conference

16-19 May 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

Public Partner Side Events

Please note, anyone attending a public partner side event from 16-19 May, MUST be a registered Women Deliver Conference delegate in order to gain access to the Bella Center. Please visit our registration page for more information. 

Click the links below to see side events happening on those specific days:
May 16    |    May 17    |    May 18    |    May 19


May 16th

Name of Event: Transforming Gender Norms for Health: applying & measuring gender strategies to improve family planning and maternal health
Organizers:
 Palladium, Measure Evaluation, Health Policy Plus (HP+)
Time: 
8:30-12:30
Room: 
69 and 70 (ground floor)
Description: 
Participants will understand and discuss findings from the systematic review, Transforming Gender Norms, Roles, and Power Dynamics for Better Health. Participants will be able to practice applying evidence-based strategies that transform gender norms for successful improvements in FP/MNCH outcomes, while learning new techniques to measure the impact of gender integration on health outcomes.
To RSVP please visit:
surveymonkey.com/r/ZVVZG76   


Name of Event: Workshop Series 1: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Postpartum Hemorrhage
Organizer: 
PRONTO International, Laerdal Global Health, Jhpiego
Time: 
9.00 – 10.00
Room:
Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, 179
Description: 
Demonstrating the possibility and power of facility-based simulation, participate in a highly-realistic simulation and video guided debrief then rotate through ‘Solution Bar’ expert consultation stations designed to inspire thought and creativity.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Strategies to find time and space
  2. Designing scenarios
  3. Effective debriefing
  4. Integrating teamwork & communication


To RSVP please contact:
rsvp@prontointernational.org


Name of Event: After Women Deliver – They Breastfeed!
Organizer: World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
Time: 9.00 – 13.00
Room: Meeting Room 7
Description: Breastfeeding leads to a healthier, happier and sustainable world

Workshop topics:

  1. Trends, health consequences and determinants of breastfeeding: Talk by Dr Felicity Savage, a world expert on infant feeding
  2. World Breastfeeding Week 2016- A Key to Sustainable Development
  3. Breastfeeding and Work: A Framework for Action
  4. Bringing YOUth back into breastfeeding culture

To RSVP please contact:  Satnam Kaur at satnam.kaur@waba.org.my


Name of Event: Workshop 2: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Preterm Birth with Non-Vigorous Baby
Organizer: 
PRONTO International, Laerdal Global Health & Jhpiego
Time: 
10.00 – 11.00
Room:
 Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, 179
Description:
Demonstrating the possibility and power of facility-based simulation, participate in a highly-realistic simulation and video guided debrief then rotate through ‘Solution Bar’ expert consultation stations designed to inspire thought and creativity.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Strategies to find time and space
  2. Designing scenarios
  3.  Effective debriefing
  4. Integrating teamwork & communication

To RSVP please contact: rsvp@prontointernational.org


Name of Event: Workshop Series 3: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting – Normal Delivery with a Parallel Eclamptic Patient Dual Simulation
Organizers: PRONTO International, Laerdal Global Health, Jhpiego
Time: 11:00-12:00
Room: Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, Room 179
Description: Demonstrating the possibility and power of facility-based simulation, participants will participate in a normal delivery with an eclamptic patient dual simulation and video led debrief. Participants will engage in group discussion on how to make simulation feasible in your setting. Experts from around the world will share their experience, stories and lessons learned.
To RSVP please contact: rsvp@prontointernational.org


Name of Event: SERAH: Supporting Expanded Roles for Abortion services by Healthcare workers: Collective action toward the new WHO guideline
Organizer: World Health Organization
Time: 
12.00 – 13.30
Room: 
Hall B5
Description: 
This interactive session will highlight the new WHO guideline, Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception and introduce SERAH, a working group taking collective action towards its dissemination and implementation. Participants will share country case studies of task-sharing in abortion in Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Pakistan. Lunch will be served.
To RSVP please contact:  Annik Sorhaindo at sorhaindoannik@gmail.com


Name of Event: Delivering as One – Global Partnerships for Global Goals
Organizer: The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Room: 
B4 M1-2
Description: 
The universality and interconnectedness of the Global Goals require a holistic approach. In order to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda there is a need to work beyond sectors and to increase the synergy between global partnerships. This session focuses on supporting and fostering cross-sectoral cooperation on the country level and the implications for the role of global partnerships herein.
To RSVP please contact:   Nuschka Holtkamp at nuschka.holtkamp@minbuza.nl


Name of Event: Investing in Early Childhood Development: Building the Foundations to Deliver for Every Woman, Every Child and Every Adolescent
Organizer:
World Health Organization, BabyWASH Coalition, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Time:
11.00 – 16.00
Room:
B4-3
Description:
Investing in early child development is essential for health, productivity, social cohesion, and sustainable development. In this session, we will share state-of-the art evidence, call out for multisectoral
and integrated actions at scale, and discuss an exciting new initiative to ensure that every child can make the best start in life.

To RSVP please contact:
Dr. Bernadette Daelmans (daelmansb@who.int)


Name of Event: Strengthening midwifery in the SDG era: from evidence to implementation
Organizers:
 ICS Integrare
Time: 
12.30 – 16.00
Room: 
HB4-M2
Description: 
The side event will aim to showcase recent evidence on midwifery and the wider SRMNAH workforce. In particular, the event will discuss new evidence, events and activities that have occurred alongside or as a direct result of the SoWMy 2014 report.
To RSVP please contact:
Maria Guerra Arias at maria.guerra.arias@icsintegrare.org


Name of Event: From Evidence to Action: Building Skills for Evidence-Based Maternal Health Advocacy
Organizer: Management Sciences for Health
Time: 
12.30 – 16.00
Room: 
178
Description: 
This engaging, interactive workshop will develop your skills as an effective advocate for maternal health. Working with exciting evidence that misoprostol is a safe & effective medicine to prevent & treat postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal death, participants will develop advocacy strategies to promote policy change in support of misoprostol’s role in PPH.
To RSVP please contact:
Shafia Rashid at srashid@msh.org


Name of Event: Accelerating African Union’s Commitment to Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Africa
Organizer: African Union CARMMA, USAID and the African Strategies for Health Proeject
Time: 
10.00 – 11.30
Room: 
178
Description: 
The African Union and other regional bodies play a key role in advancing health and development and holding governments accountable for national and regional targets across the African continent. Join us for an interactive, high-level discussion on the lessons and opportunities of the African Union’s Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). 
To RSVP please contact:
JoAnn Paradis at jparadis@as4h.org


Name of Event: Consultation on A Gender Equality Framework for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Organizers:
 UN Women
Time: 
13.00 – 15.00
Room: 
B4 M3-4
Description: 
This panel will highlight with evidence and successful strategies, how gender inequalities impact on women’s reproductive health outcomes, influence women’s empowerment and respond to gender-based discrimination. There will be an opportunity to input to a proposed framework on gender equality for RMNCAH developed by UN Women and partners.
To RSVP please visit: bit.ly/1VWUHk1


Name of Event: Sustainable Development: it Starts with Family Planning
Organizers: UNFPA
Time: 13.30 – 15.00
Room: 
B4-7
Description: The lives, well-being and empowerment of millions of women and adolescent girls depend on whether they have what they need to exercise choices about if, when and how many children to have. Yet around 225 million women still don’t have access to voluntary rights-based family planning. This event calls partners and the international community to join together to ensure that financial resources for contraceptives are secured and the lives and futures of millions of women and girls around the world are saved.
To RSVP please visit: http://goo.gl/forms/DAGrTvQ45U


Name of Event: Scaling Innovations to Save the Lives of Mothers and Babies
Organizers: Concern Worldwide, Every Woman Every Child, Philips, Grand Challenges Canada, MSD for Mothers, Maternity Foundation, & PATH
Time: 
13.45 – 15.00
Room:
Auditorium 12
Description: 
Journalist Femi Oke will lead a conversation on what’s needed to move life-saving innovations from the pipeline to the frontlines. Hear Women Deliver’s Katja Iversen, UN Special Adviser David Nabarro, Denmark’s Princess Mary, and experts from Grand Challenges Canada, MSD for Mothers, Concern Worldwide, Maternity Foundation and Philips on challenges and solutions for scaling up. Reception at 3 pm.
To RSVP please visit: http://bit.ly/1VHfXd8


Name of Event: Education and Health: Identifying Synergies to Redress Gender Disadvantages
Organizer:
UNESCO, Global Education Monitoring Report
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Room:
B4-1
Description: 
Integrated policies and strategies between education and health can lead to better gender outcomes. Sharing the latest analysis from the Global Education Monitoring Report on the importance of girls’ and women’s education for sustainable development, leaders from education, health and gender equality sectors will examine how they can better work together.
To RSVP please contact: Kate Redman at k.redman@unesco.org


Name of Event: Clinical care of women living with female genital mutilation: Launch of the WHO clinical guidelines
Organizer: 
World Health Organization
Time: 
14.30 – 16.00
Room
: B5-1
Description: An estimated 200 million women and girls have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), yet many health care providers have received no training on FGM. WHO is launching clinical guidelines for preventing and managing complications from FGM. This panel includes speakers representing physicians and midwives from affected countries, as well as representatives from WHO and the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme on FGM.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.


May 17th

Name of Event: Delivering For Women: Making Women’s Cancers a Global Health Priority
Organizer: Susan G Komen and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
Time: 6.00 –  8.00
Room: B3-3
Description: Over 2.5 million women around the world develop breast and cervical cancer every year. Join us for a panel discussion on ways to integrate women’s cancers into existing health services. We will discuss the development of a common vision that results in healthier lives for all women. Millions of women are counting on us. It is time to deliver.
To RSVP please contact: Marisa at info@bci25.org


Name of Event: ‘Wellbeing For All At All Ages’: Delivering on Quality, Rights & Respect for Maternal & Newborn Health
Organizer:
 Population Council, USAID Maternal, and Child Survival Program
Time: 
6.30 – 8.00
Room: 
Conference Room 179
Description: 
Less than $5 per person spent on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions can save 4 million lives per year, according to a new study from JHU. And yet, every day we continue to see 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and child birth. In this new era of the SDGs, how can we deliver care that is consistently high-quality, respectful and anchored in human rights for all mothers and children? Global thought-leaders will convene to discuss the latest developments and cross-cutting strategies to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” as it relates to the foundational period of pregnancy and birth.
To RSVP please contact:
pubinfo@popcouncil.org


Name of Event: Evidence for action on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
Organizer: 
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, The Lancet, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Time: 
6.30 – 8.00
Room: 
B4
Description:
 To achieve our goals of ending all preventable deaths within a generation, we must ensure that the care that women, children and adolescents receive is integrated. Join us in an event that brings together findings from the Lancet series on Stillbirths, Breastfeeding, Maternal Health, Early Childhood Development and Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing.
To RSVP please contact:
Kadi Toure at tourek@who.int


Name of Event: Learning from the first generation of Scaled up Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes in Developing Countries
Organizer: World Health Organization
Time: 6.30 – 8.00
Room: B4
Description: In many countries adolescent health policies are in place but implementation is limited. . A small number of countries have overcome the obstacles – competing priorities, discomfort, weak capacity, lack of accountability and insufficient resources, and put in place large scale and sustained sexuality education and adolescent friendly health services programmes. Come and learn how they did this.
To RSVP please contact:
V Chandra-Mouli at chandramouliv@who.int


Name of Event: Media: What works for girls and women?
Organizers: 
BBC Media Action
Time: 
7:00-8:00
Room: 
Room B4 M9-10
Description: 
BBC Media Action will be sharing what they have learnt about the role different forms of media and communication (mobile phones, television, radio and community engagement) play in improving girls’ education in South Sudan, and maternal health in India and Bangladesh. This event will feature a mix of film, research results based on experimental methods, as well as discussion.
To RSVP please contact:
sophia.nikolaou@bbc.co.uk with the subject line reading WD/BBC Session RSVP


Name of Event: Better Together: Partnerships in Innovation for a Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention
Organizer: International Partnership for Microbicides
Time: 7.00 –  8.00
Room: B4-7
Description:On the heels of important evidence that a monthly vaginal ring can help prevent HIV in women, this panel will explore how partnerships help develop and deliver innovations for women’s sexual and reproductive health. Panelists will highlight lessons from the dapivirine ring and discuss how partnerships are critical to moving it forward and eventually getting it into the hands of women who need it.
To RSVP please contact: Sharyn Tenn at stenn@ipmglobal.org or reply at bit.ly/IPMatWD


Name of Event: Launch of ‘Everyone’s Right to Know: delivering CSE for all young people’
Organizers: 
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Time:
 7:00-8:00
Room: 
Room B3
Description: 
To RSVP please contact:
Amber Henshaw at ahenshaw@ippf.org


Name of Event: Empowering Women and Girls Through Health and Education
Organizer:
 Global Partnership for Education and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Time: 
7.00 – 8.00
Room: 
Room B5/M2+4
Description:
Evidence shows better education leads to improved health for girls and women, reducing vulnerability to unintended pregnancies and HIV, and yielding independent women able to make informed choices. Linking health and education offers opportunities for transformational progress. The SDGs will require an integrated approach, with coordinated systems, programs and financing, and strong partnerships.
To RSVP please contact: 
Sarah Beeching at sbeeching@globalpartnerships.org


Name of Event:Comprehensive Sexuality Education and young people’s sexual rights – Launch of the third Vision 2020 report from IPPF
Organizer:
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Time:
7.00 – 8.00
Room: 
B3-1
Description:
This high level panel event sees IPPF launch its third landmark Vision 2020 policy report. The 2016 publication focuses on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and young people’s sexual rights. Join IPPF and a mixed panel to discuss the report’s policy recommendations and clear steps towards ensuring young people can access CSE in both formal and non-formal settings.
To RSVP please contact: Anna De Oliveira 
at adeoliveira@ippf.org


Name of Event: Transforming over 88,000 lives: Empowering women in high HIV burden settings
Organizer: International Labour Organization
Time: 7.00 – 8.00
Room: B5-1
Description: Since 2011, the ILO and Sida are supporting innovative economic empowerment programmes among hard-to-reach populations in Southern African transport corridors to reduce their HIV vulnerability. The event offers a platform to hear testimonies from the women beneficiaries; to appreciate the economic empowerment impact on health outcomes and to generate ideas for future action under SDGs 3, 5 and 8
To RSVP please contact: Margherita Licata at licata@ilo.org or Afsar Syed Mohammad at afsar@ilo.org


Name of Event: A Common Cause: reaching every woman and child through Universal Health Coverage
Organizer: Save the Children and GSK
Time: 7.00 – 8.00
Room: B4-6
Description: Achieving SDG targets for maternal and child health requires quality services for all. How can the movement for UHC be integrated with the Global Strategy to prioritise essential SRMNCAH services for those most excluded. Save the Children will be launching its new report and evidence from Burkina Faso shows that maternal and child health advocates can get behind UHC and deliver wins.
To RSVP please contact: Susie Daniel at sdanielconsultancy@icloud.com


Name of Event: Women and Diabetes: Breaking the Chain for Future Generations through Investments in Women’s Health.
Organizers: 
World Diabetes Foundation
Time: 
7.00 – 8.00
Room: B3-2
Description:
 This high-level panel will address the global burden of diabetes and its impact through a maternal and child health perspective; discuss hyperglycemia in pregnancy and new FIGO guidelines for its detection and treatment; and show how the WDF works with local partners to improve the quality and delivery of diabetes prevention and care services.  A light breakfast will be served.
To RSVP please contact: 
Elisabeth Petersen at eepe@worlddiabetesfoundation.org


Name of Event: Antimicrobial resistance: A growing threat to maternal and newborn health
Organizer: World Health Organization
Time: 7.00 –  8.00 (light breakfast provided)
Room: B1/M1
Description: Women giving birth and newborn babies are vulnerable to infections, and these have been a major cause of deaths. Recent success in reducing infections could stall or reverse as bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Leaders in maternal and child health will discuss why we all need to advocate on behalf of mothers and babies for urgent action to address antimicrobial resistance.
You do not have to RSVP for this event, but for more infomation please contact: Olivia Lawe Davies at lawedavieso@who.int


Name of Event: Just do it! – Launch of a Manual to Jointly Implement Rights-Based SRHR programmes for young people
Organizer: Dutch SRHR Alliance
Time: 7.00 – 8.00 (light breakfast provided)
Room: B4/M1-2
Description: Since 2010 the Dutch SRHR Alliance has developed a unique multi-component, multi-partner approach to SRHR programming with and for young people. In this session you will find out about (and get your copy of!) its new Essential Packages Manual that guides both the process of value clarification and concrete programming.
To RSVP please contact:  Rebekka van Roemburg at mail@rebekkavanroemburg.nl


Name of Event: Just do it! – launch of a manual to jointly implement rights-based SRHR programmes for young people
Organizers: 
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Time:
 7:15-8:00
Room: 
B3
Description: 
To RSVP please contact:
Amber Henshaw at ahenshaw@ippf.org


Name of Event: Catalyzing the Fight Against Diabetes and its Complications in the Developing World
Organizer: 
World Diabetes Foundation
Time: 
15.30 – 15.45
Room: 
Room 62/63
Description: 
An estimated 415 million people have diabetes and 75% live in developing countries. Investing in women’s health holds the key to breaking the chain of diabetes in future generations. World Diabetes Foundation has made diabetes in the developing world its overriding priority. We will discuss the diabetes threat, our partnership concept and how to apply for funding.
You do not have to RSVP for this event


Name of Event: Global Goals World Cup – An Amateur Soccer Tournament
Organizers: 
Eir Soccer and UNDP
Time: 
17.00 – 23.00
Room: 
Space 10
Description: 
Global Goals World Cup. Eir Soccer, UNDP and friends invite you to celebrate the power of sports. This is the first women’s amateur World Cup. We play for fun, for glory and for the 17 UN Global Goals.  Come help us make some noise for the world we want!
To RSVP please visit:
www.globalgoalsworldcup.com


Name of Event: Increasing Access to Safe Abortion:  Solutions from the Front Line
Organizer: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UK Aid, Ipas and Marie Stopes International
Time: 18.00 –  21.00
Room: B5-2
Description: An interactive high level panel sharing  strategies and solutions in creating an enabling policy environment and expanding access to safe and comprehensive abortion.  Speakers include representatives from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights; Sierra Leone’s Parliament; Government of Punjab, Pakistan; the African Federation of Ob-Gyn; and Malawi’s Paramount Chief.
To RSVP please contact: Charlotte Hord Smith at hordc@ipas.org


Name of Event: Women and Torture
Organizer: 
DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture
Time: 
18.00 –  20.00
Room:
 Auditorium 10
Description:
The international torture protection framework needs to be applied in a more gender-sensitive manner. This side-event with high-level UN-speakers will address key questions, such as how to enhance the international protection of women against violence and torture, and identify practices of boosting national/local endeavors to prevent and eliminate gender-specific violence.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.


Name of Event: Youth voices on SRHR beyond the SDGs: a Conversation on the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission for SRHR in the Post-2015 World
Organizer: 
Guttmacher Institute
Time: 
18.00 – 19.30
Room: 
2382/2383
Description: 
Recognizing that the SDGs will formally encompass a limited vision of SRHR, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission aims to articulate a forward-looking and evidence-based vision for SRHR priorities worldwide over the next 15 years. The Commission is committed to hearing from youth, and this event will be an opportunity for Commissioners and youth to discuss their vision for SRHR in the post-2015 world.
You do not have to RSVP for this event


Name of Event: Abortion and Sexual and Gender Based Violence – Actions and Visions for Successful Programming
Organizer: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Time:
18.00 – 20.00
Room:
B3-1
Description:  
The panel will discuss the importance of integrating safe abortion and sexual and gender based violence services in health settings. Panelists will include experts in the field who will provide current evidence and policy guidelines as well as IPPF Member Association service providers and peer educators who will share practical examples of their work.
To RSVP please contact: Anna De Oliveira 
at adeoliveira@ippf.org


Name of Event: Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health  – What Works?
Organizers: 
Options Consultancy Services
Time: 
18:00-20:00
Room: 
178 
Description:
Accountability mechanisms are essential to meeting the SDGs, but how do they work in practice? Learn how country and regional accountability mechanisms: the Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Action Network, the #ValueOurHealth and The Girl Generation movements, and the MamaYe and AfricanHealthStats platforms are increasing accountability for women and children’s health and rights.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.  


Name of Event: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Achieving the Global Goal, Together 
Organizers:
Orchid Project
Time:
18:00 – 20:00
Room:
B3-5
Description: 
In partnership, Orchid Project and The Girl Generation will host an interactive panel event to highlight prevalence of FGM/C in countries worldwide and discuss strategies for achieving progress against Global Goals target 5.3. Diverse speakers from practising countries will unite to share their personal experiences, bringing local activism to the global stage. Audience members will be encouraged to share and compare learnings from different contexts, discussing effective current methods and strategies for ending FGC. Together we aim to take advantage of the recently enshrined target in the Global Goals to hold governments to account and work towards a world free from FGM/C.
You do not have to RSVP for this event. 


Name of Event: Action for Access: Using the Global Consensus Statement to Accelerate Voluntary Contraceptive Method Choice for Youth
Organizers: Pathfinder International, FHI360, Marie Stopes International, E2A, FP2020, & USAID
Time: 
18.00 – 20.00
Room:
HB4 M1
Description: 
Join us for a dialogue with young people, youth advisors, and youth advocates to explore the barriers that youth face in accessing a full range of contraceptive methods, including long acting and reversible contraceptives (LARCs). The focus of the discussion will be exploring how the Global Consensus Statement can be used as a tool to overcome these barriers.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.


Name of Event: Reporting on Women’s Health: Opportunities and Obstacles
Organizer: Pulitzer Center
Time: 18:00-19:00
Room: 5&6 (1st floor of the Bella Center)
Description: Excited about your research results but don’t know how to share them? Tired of public health headlines that over-promise and under-explain? Wondering what happened to women’s health coverage altogether? The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s independent journalist grantees will discuss the challenges of reporting on women’s health and rights worldwide. They will also share tips and techniques on how audience members can collaborate with media in their work. The Pulitzer Center supports the idea that informed, compelling journalism can shed new light on issues related to women’s health, that this kind nuanced journalism can explore possible solutions, bring new ideas into play, influence policy outcomes and—most importantly—save lives.
You do not have to RSVP for this event


Name of Event: Breaking The Barriers – Engaging communities in maternal and child health in humanitarian settings
Organizer: Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Room : Hall B
Description: With 60% of preventable maternal deaths taking place in fragile settings of conflict, displacement, and natural disasters, communities become an indispensable partner in meeting women’s health needs. A panel of practitioners and policymakers will examine key successes and challenges faced by communities mobilizing locally led responses in complex humanitarian settings.
To RSVP please contact: Arvind Bhardwaj at Arvind.Bhardwaj@ifrc.org with Copy to Doreen Branse at Doreen.branse@ifrc.org; with the subject line “Women Deliver Panel”


Name of Event: Strengthening Professional Associations: Launch of a manual for building effective, well-governed health professional associations
Organizer: Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance
Time: 18:00-20:00
Room: Bella Center Comwell, Rooms 64-65
Description: Join us for a dialogue on strengthening health professional associations. Many agree that a strong health professional association has significant influence in health policy, workforce development, and quality of care. However, there are limited materials to guide associations in their own growth and development. In this session you will learn about a simple and easy to use suite of modules developed for strengthening health professional associations. The materials can be used to analyze the current situation of the association and make plans for healthy organizational development. Participants will be given a copy of the materials.
To RSVP please contact: Kiev Martin at kmartin@acnm.org


Name of Event: Providing Enabling Environments for Civil Society
Organizers:
 
UN Women
Time: 
18.00 – 20.00
Room:
 B4 M1-2
Description: 
This event, organized by UN Women, will be a dialogue between its Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and civil society representatives on ways to ensure enabling environments for civil society in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will examine ways that all actors can partner better to realize gender equality and women’s empowerment and rights.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.


Name of Event: Improving and scaling up menstrual hygiene through integration of WASH and reproductive health
Organizer: WaterAid
Time: 
18.00 – 19.30
Room:
179
Description: 
Ahead of International Menstrual Hygiene day on May 27th, this event will highlight ways in which menstrual hygiene is core to the women’s health agenda and the importance of building leadership for menstrual hygiene as a priority issue for improving gender equity worldwide.
To RSVP please visit the following link, bit.ly/1Mb9SCH


Name of Event: Global Framework for Adolescent Health
Organizer: 
World Health Organization
Time: 18.00 – 20.00
Room: B4-3
Description: Participants will be consulted towards the development of the Global Framework for Accelerated Action for Adolescent Health – a guidance to countries on how to plan, implement and monitor a SURVIVE, THRIVE and TRANSFORM response to adolescents’ health (2016-2030).
To RSVP please contact: Dr. Valentina Baltag at baltagv@who.int


Name of Event: Fertile Minds- Brainstorming how WHO and NGO partners can strongly position infertility in the global public health agenda
Organizer:
 World Health Organisation
Time: 
18.00 – 20.00
Room:
62/63
Description: 
This invitation-only roundtable discussion with WHO NGO partners and other stakeholders will seek strategies to strongly position infertility in the context of the Strategic Development Goals and broader  global health policy marketplace


Name of Event: Innovation in Income-Generation and Community-Building: Social Capital Credits in Ghana
Organizer: WomenStrong International, Asia Initiative, Women’s Health to Wealth
Time:
18:00 – 20:00
Room:
B4-4
Description:
Countless efforts seek to heighten income-generation for poor women. Now, women are using an innovative social currency to trade group volunteerism for goods and services. Social Capital Credits combines practices from carbon trading, MPesa and eBay to address community needs while creating a multiplier effect for development dollars. Panelists will explain how SoCCs works and how to develop programs for your own community. 
To RSVP for this event please email Sydney Rubin 
at SRubin@WomenStrong.org with the subject line “Women Deliver Panel”


Name of Event: Community engagement for women’s & children’s health in fragile settings: what are the crucial elements?
Organizer: World Vision International
Time: 
18.00 -19.30
Room
:
B1-1
Description: 
There is consensus that investment in community system strengthening is critical for improving women and children’s health in fragile and post conflict settings. But what community approaches work and how do we improve their lives in these complex contexts? Please join us for an interactive event to discuss lessons from projects in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone and others. 
To RSVP please contact: 
Sue England 
at sue_england@wvi.org


Name of Event: As Women Decide: Tipping Points to Improve Health Outcomes
Organizer: Abt Associates in conjunction with Together for Girls, AstraZeneca, and ideas42
Time:
18:15 – 20:15
Room:
B4 M9-10, Hall B
Description: 
Every day, women of all ages are faced with important decisions affecting health, well-being, and finances. These choices are often influenced by–and have powerful impacts on–society and future generation behaviors.  Join our panelists to discuss woman’s life cycles decision points.

  • AMINA AMINU DORAYI, PATHS2/Nigeria
  • MICHELE MOLONEY-KITTS, Director, Together for Girls
  • ALEC VAN GELDER, Director, Access and Affordability at AstraZeneca
  • KARINA LORENZANA, VP, ideas42

To RSVP please contact: Saiqa Panjsheri at Saiqa_Panjsheri@abtassoc.com


Name of Event: Adolescent pregnancies in Francophone Africa: from denial to action
Organizer: Médecins du Monde
Time: 18:15 – 20:15
Room: Conference Room 5
Description: Adolescent unwanted pregnancies are a major problem in Francophone Africa countries. Early pregnancies expose young women to higher risks of medical complications and maternal mortality. They cause a rupture in their life course. The panelists, civil society representatives alongside with international/regional experts, will discuss the determinants of teenage pregnancies and share their experiences and strategies to increase adolescents’ access to SRHR, towards women and girls’ empowerment.

French-speaking side event
Panel to be announced

French version

Title: Grossesses adolescentes en Afrique francophone : du déni à l’action
Description: Les grossesses adolescentes non désirées représentent un problème majeur en Afrique francophone. Ces grossesses précoces causent de véritables ruptures dans les parcours de vie et exposent à des risques accrus de complications et de décès. MdM réunira divers acteurs – société civile, experts internationaux/régionaux – pour discuter des déterminants de ces grossesses et partager leurs expériences et stratégies pour le plein exercice des DSR des adolescent-e-s, essentiel à l’autonomie des femmes et des filles.

Side event francophone
Panel à venir

To RSVP please contact: Amandine Camet at amandine.camet@medecinsdumonde.net


Name of Event: Unions Deliver – Empowering women through worker’s rights
Organizer: The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, 3F & the LO-FTF Council
Time: 18.30 – 20.30
Room: B3-2
Description: Financial independency is crucial in emancipating women worldwide. Unions are still fighting for women’s rights on the labor market as well as securing decent wages and working conditions. Join us in debating the role unions play towards economic growth in society and individual freedom for women.
To RSVP please contact: Andreas Nielsen at ani@lo.dk

 

May 18th

Name of Event: Older Women Deliver Too – A Life-Course Approach to Women’s and Children’s Health
Organizer: 
The Fred Hollows Foundation, Burnet Institution, HelpAge International, sponsored by the Australian Government
Time: 
6.45 – 8.15
Room: 
Hall B5-M3
Description: 
Older women are often the forgotten heroes of families, yet they play vital social and economic roles. They are integral to improved family health at all stages in life. With half the women in the world over 50, action is required to recognise their roles and rights. Join our innovative discussion to help advance the movement promoting their inclusion in delivering women’s and children’s health.
To RSVP please contact: Rachel Coghlan at rcoghlan@hollows.org


Name of Event: What Must Change to Accelerate Health Equity for Mothers & Newborns? An Evolution in Partnership
Organizers:
 Johnson & Johnson and Save the Children
Time: 
6.45 – 8.00
Room: 
Congress Hall B4-4
Description: 
Join PMNCH Executive Director Robin Gorna and speakers from Bangladesh, Malawi, and Uganda for a discussion about whom we need to influence – and how – to reach the hardest-to-reach mothers and newborns with respectful, high-quality healthcare. Breakfast will be served at 6:45AM
To RSVP please visit: bit.ly/1VWUHk1


Name of Event: Women Deliver(ing) Safely: A proven checklist to improve care around birth
Organizers: 
Population Services International (PSI), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Ariadne Labs, & Jhpiego
Time: 
6:45-8:30
Room: 
Hall B3
Description: 
Join us at Women Deliver to learn about how the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist is improving the quality of childbirth care around the world. Hear groundbreaking new evidence of its impact on maternal and neonatal care and the implementation strategies that are achieving success in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India.
You do not have to RSVP for this event.  


Name of Event: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of Economic Interventions in Health
Organizer: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT
Time: 7.00 – 8.00
Room: B4
Description: J-PAL is a center in the Economics Department at MIT and a network of affiliated professors who conduct randomized evaluations to test the impact of development programs. This session will present evidence and policy lessons from 150 health evaluations. Topics include pricing, behavioral nudges, incentives, and opportunities for collaboration between J-PAL and the public health community.
To RSVP please contact:
 Thomas Chupein at tchupein@mit.edu


Name of Event:  SRHR and the 2030 Agenda: Promoting cross-regional alliances and networks
Organizers: 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Time: 
7:00-8:15
Room:
B1/M2 
Description: 
Join us for a dialogue on multi-stakeholder alliances and cross-regional networks promoting SRHR within and beyond the Agenda 2030. The panelists will discuss lessons learnt and best practices, debate next steps and opportunities after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and discuss how to move the SRHR agenda forward on regional and international levels. (Breakfast will be served)
You do not have to RSVP for this event.  


Name of Event: What Must Change to Accelerate Health Equity for Mothers and Newborns? An Evolution in Partnership
Organizers: Johnson & Johnson and Save the Children
Time: 7.00 – 8.00
Room: B4-4
Description: This facilitated discussion will engage participants to reflect upon who we need to influence – and how – to reach the hardest-to-reach mothers and newborns with respectful, high-quality healthcare.
You do not have to RSVP for this event


Name of Event: Voices for change – Transforming SRHR Advocacy
Organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark & AmplifyChange
Time:
6.45 – 8.00
Room:
B4-3
Description:
AmplifyChange supports the SRHR voice of civil society to bring about change in vibrant and inspiring ways.  You will hear directly from AmplifyChange partners about what we are achieving, future plans and new grant funding calls. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will launch a new Call for Proposals and new donor contributions will be announced. Light breakfast will be served
To RSVP please contact:  Samantha Guy at events@manniondaniels.com


Name of Event: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting
Organizers:
PRONTO International, Laerdal Global Health
Time: 
7.00 – 8.00
Room:
B5 – 2
Description: 
Demonstrating the possibility and power of in-situ simulation, participate in a highly-realistic simulation and video guided debrief then rotate through expert consultation stations to inspire thought and creativity.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Strategies to find time and space
  2. Designing scenarios
  3. Effective debriefing
  4. Integrating teamwork & communication

A light breakfast will be served at 6:30.
To RSVP please contact: rsvp@prontoninternational.org


Name of Event: Markets Matter: Improved Access to Lifesaving Maternal Health Supplies
Organizer: 
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) in partnership with PATH
Time: 7.00 am 
Room: B4-1
Description: No matter where they live, women should be able to safely deliver healthy babies. However, expecting mothers in low and middle-income countries have inadequate access to lifesaving maternal health supplies, resulting in preventable deaths due to pregnancy and childbirth. This panel, led by the Maternal Health Supplies Caucus of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and PATH, will highlight the potential for market strengthening to increase access to high-quality, appropriately designed, affordable maternal health supplies globally and discuss opportunities for improving access through advocacy for market strengthening.
To RSVP please contact: Erin Seaver at eseaver@path.org or Milka Dinev at mdinev@rhsupplies.org

Panel:

  • Milka Dinev, LAC Forum and Maternal Health Supplies Regional Advisor, RHS
  • Erin Seaver, Market Dynamics Advocacy Officer, PATH

Name of Event: Delivering basic services to achieve quality of care: How water, sanitation and hygiene can give mothers and children a healthy start
Organizer: WaterAid
Time: 
7.00 – 8.15
Room: 
B1-M1 
Description: 
This event will draw attention to the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (alongside other basic services) in healthcare facilities for improving maternal and child health outcomes. It will discuss the necessary policy and practice steps that are needed to ensure integration between entities responsible for women and children’s health in this critical period.
To RSVP please visit the following link, bit.ly/1Mb9SCH

 


Name of Event: Implementing (and financing) RMNCAH interventions in humanitarian and fragile settings 
Organizer: 
World Health Organization 
Time: 
7.00 – 8.00 
Room: 
 B3-2
Description:
The data on critical trends in preventable mortality makes apparent that addressing the plight of those living in fragile and humanitarian contexts should be a top priority for the renewed Global Strategy for Every Woman Every Child. As steps are taken to prepare GS country level implementation plans, the focus must be on extending services and support to better uphold health and wellbeing for every woman every child, every adolescent everywhere. Financing of measures to extend the GS’s reach to underserved populations is therefore key.
To RSVP please contact: Clare Lofthouse at lofthousec@who.int


Name of Event: Solutions of how to design, setup and run birth simulation in your setting
Organizer: 
PRONTO International & Laerdal Global Health
Time:
7.00 – 8.00
Room:
B5 – 2
Description: 

Demonstrating the possibility and power of in-situ simulation, participate in a highly-realistic simulation and video guided debrief then rotate through expert consultation stations to inspire thought and creativity.

Solution Bar Stations:

  1. Strategies to find time and space
  2. Designing scenarios
  3. Effective debriefing
  4. Integrating teamwork & communication

A light breakfast will be served at 6:30.
To RSVP please contact:
rsvp@prontointernational.org


May 19th

Name of Event: Communications to Improve the Health of Women and Girls
Organizer: Communications Advisory Group (CAG) for Women Deliver
Time: 6.30 – 8.00
Room: B1-M1
Description: Breakfast discussion focused on the role of strategic communications for social change.  Join your communications colleagues to network, hear about innovative communications campaigns, ask questions, and share your take-home lessons from Women Deliver. (Breakfast provided)
To RSVP please contact: Jennifer Nadeau, Corkery Group & CAG member, jnadeau@corkeryunlimited.com


Name of Event: Transforming Lives at the Grassroots: Implementing a Woman-and-Girl-Centered Model of Care in Underserved Global Settings
Organizer: Global Force for Healing
Time: 6.30 – 8.00
Room:
 B3 M9-10
Description: 
The Healthy, Compassionate Birthing Network shares its “secret sauce” of effective organizational models & innovations from Africa, Asia, Central & South America to save lives of mamababy and nurture VOICE & CHOICE for underserved women and girls, including SRH interventions. We offer best practices, case studies, educational approaches and innovations. Come join the conversation; all are welcome!
To RSVP please contact: 
Kay Sandberg at sandberg.kay@gmail.com


Name of Event: Gender Norms and Early Adolescents: What do we know and what does it matter?
Organizer: World Health Organization & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Time: 
6.30 – 8.00
Room: 
B4
Description: 
The Global Early Adolescent Study is interested in understanding the formation and consequences of gender norms across cultures. This interactive session will discuss assessment of gender norms with a focus on programmatic implications. Participants will learn how to utilize a set of tools to assess the impact of their work and improve their advocacy for the SRH needs of early adolescents. Breakfast will be served.
To RSVP please contact:  Lydia Animosa at lanimosa@jhu.edu


Name of Event: Supporting civil society leadership in sexual and reproductive health and rights – a funding opportunity
Organizer: AmplifyChange
Time: 7.00 – 8.00
Room: B4-2
Description: Come and find out about AmplifyChange’s new funding opportunity and hear from some recent grantees about how we are working with civil society in challenging settings to bring about change in vibrant and inspiring ways. You will hear directly about what AmplifyChange is achieving, how we are supporting grantees and how to submit successful applications for support. (Breakfast will be served)
To RSVP please contact:  Samantha Guy at events@manniondaniels.com


Name of Event: Safe Surgery: A Non-Negotiable for Women’s Health, Equity, and Well-Being?
Organizers: 
G4 Alliance, EngenderHealth, GE Foundation, Safe Surgery 2020
Time: 
7:00-8:00
Room: 
B4-5
Description: 
Join EngenderHealth, GE Foundation, Safe Surgery 2020 and the G4 Alliance for an interactive breakfast event exploring the links between access to safe surgical care and women’s health, maternal mortality and equity.
To RSVP please visit:
goo.gl/forms/ZJnSFkUbh1


Name of Event: Collaborative Approaches to Reduce Pneumonia: Every Breath Counts Coalition Launch,with a Spotlight on Role of Clean Cooking programmes for young people
Organizers: 
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, UNICEF and Speak Up Africa
Time: 
7.00 – 8.00
Room: 
B4
Description: 
Pneumonia kills 1 child every 35 seconds. Household air pollution causes 500,000 child deaths a year, and must be addressed with other prevention strategies. The session will highlight the Every Breath Counts Coalition’s efforts to catalyze action against pneumonia, new evidence on cooking and child health, and innovative partnerships to accelerate clean cooking for health of women and girls.
To RSVP please contact: Sumi Mehta at research@cleancookstoves.org


Name of Event: Digital Health: Innovations for Women and Girls
Organizer: 
Accenture
Time:
 7.00 – 8.00
Room: 
Hall B3 M7-8
Description:
How can digital innovations address global health challenges for women and girls? According to an Accenture study, more than two-thirds of women in developing countries say that the internet improved their educational opportunities and knowledge. Join us for a conversation with cross-sectoral advocates to explore the successes and lessons learned from digital health initiatives.
To RSVP please click the following link.


Name of Event: Engaging Youth in Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Fragile Environments
Organizer: 
World YWCA, Cordaid, Swiss TPH, JeuneS3
Time: 
16.00 – 18.00
Room: 
B1 M2
Description:
 The JeuneS3 consortium seeks to fulfil the long-term goal of ensuring that young people living in fragile environments have access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). At this event, the JeuneS3 consortium and partners will explore what is needed to successfully implement CSE in fragile environments in order to unlock the transformative potential of young people.
To RSVP please contact: 
linnea.hakansson@worldywca.org


Name of Event: Find out for yourself! ….. try our tangible tools for improving young people’s SRHR.
Organizer: Dutch SRHR Alliance
Time: 
16.15 – 17.15
Room: 
B4-1
Description: 
The Dutch SRHR Alliance works with partner alliances in Africa and Asia on improving access to quality services and information/education on SRHR. In this event you can experience all our tangible tools first hand.  The result of the Women Deliver PhotoVoice competition will be revealed during this event as well!
To RSVP please contact: Rebekka van Roemburg at mail@rebekkavanroemburg.nl


Name of Event: Making Investments in Nutrition and Health Work for Women and Girls
Organizer: ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership
Time: 
16.30 – 18.00
Room: 
TBA
Description: 
At the close of the Women Deliver conference, a panel of experts and policymakers will reflect on the global health architecture, financing, and how key upcoming opportunities to invest in nutrition and health can be leveraged to accelerate progress toward achieving the Global Goals for women and girls.
To RSVP please visit the following link, bit.ly/1Xtp92i


Name of Event: The mixed pot of aiming for quality and excellence in midwifery
Organizers: 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Time: 
16:30-18:00
Room: 
Hall B3
Description: 
The panel will discuss the link between global standards on midwifery education, the development of an accreditation system and excellence. Panelists will include Leah Bohle, Swiss TPH: Criteria for a Centre of Excellence in midwifery. Nester Moyo, ICM: Quality as a precursor of excellence. WHO: Quality of care in midwifery (TBC). Lisa Diarra, GIZ Cameroon: Country perspective.
To RSVP please contact:
Gudrun Nadoll at gudrun.nadoll@giz.de


Name of Event: SRHR with Girls and Young Women in Focus
Organizer: The Girl Child Platform // The Hunger Project
Time: 16.30-18.00
Room: 
Lokale 179, Plenumlokale
Description: 
The Hunger Project focuses on gender-based community led development to end Hunger and Poverty. How can this work be connected to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)? Join us for a seminar where our partners from Mexico, Malawi and Bangladesh share their experiences of gender-based and youth focused SRHR work.
You do not have to RSVP for this event

 


Name of Event: What next for the movement to end child marriage?
Organizers: Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
Time: 
16.30 – 18.30
Room: 
B5-1
Description: 
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage will be hosting a strategic brainstorming session to celebrate the impact to date of the global movement to end child marriage, and to identify what should be our priorities for the coming years.  All are welcome!  Your contributions will help inform Global Partnership’s next strategy for 2017-2020.
To RSVP please contact:
info@GirlsNotBrides.org


Name of Event: Empowerment through Maternal and Child Health Handbook
Organizer: 
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Time: 
16.30 – 18.00
Room: 
B4
Description: 
Various organizations and countries will share their views and potential benefits of MCH handbook for empowerment. It is expected to achieve some mutual understandings of the roles of MCH handbook as an empowerment tool and way forwards. Speakers are expected from UNRWA, PMNCH, IPPF, Palestine, Ghana and Viet Nam.
You do not have to RSVP for this event


Name of Event: Celebrating the Launch of The FCI Program of MSH
Organizers: 
Management Sciences for Health
Time:
 16:30-18:30
Room: 
Concourse B, Hall 1-3
Description: 
Join Management Sciences for Health (MSH) at Women Deliver 2016, immediately following the closing plenary, for a reception recognizing Family Care International’s 30 years of advocacy and impact, and celebrating the launch of The FCI Program of MSH.
To RSVP please visit:
ow.ly/4n7l6O


Name of Event: Menstrual Hygiene Management, SDGs and the Private Sector
Organizer:
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SCA
Time: 
16.30 – 18.30
Room:
 B3
Description: 
This cross-cutting session will highlight the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. We discuss in detail the roles and responsibilities each of us has to women and girls everywhere, regardless of our sector, occupation or geography. This session will bring together experts from WASH, Human Rights, Education, Health and the private sector to share lessons and successes in policy and practice, with a specific focus on how multi-sectoral partnerships can collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
To RSVP please contact: 
RSVP@wsscc.org