Family Planning 2020's Events at the International Conference on Family Planning 2018

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Family Planning 2020's Events at the International Conference on Family Planning 2018
Publication Date: 11/02/2018

FP2020 is excited to connect with the global family planning community during the ICFP conference. We will launch our annual report, FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration 2017-2018 during the ICFP opening ceremony on November 12th. Join us at booth 17 to connect with technical experts, meet members of the FP2020 Reference Group, and play the Family Planning Data Game for a chance to win a prize.

We hope you'll also join one of our many events:


Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Rights in Practice: What makes a REAL Difference to Programs
Co-hosted by FP2020 and UNFPA

Kigali Convention Center


This November 10, 2018 pre-conference meeting on rights-based family planning and SRHR programming will advance understanding of this approach. It will focus not only on family planning, but also related sectors - HIV/AIDS, Maternal health, under-served populations, and environmental and humanitarian issues.


Registration Full

Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 PM


Family Planning Communications Community of Practice Meeting

Kigali Convention Center


The global family planning communicators community of practice group will meet in Kigali on 11 November from 1-5 pm. The goal is to discuss opportunities in 2019 for a public education campaign tied in with the Women’s World Cup, difficult language and messaging challenges, preparation for the 2019 release of the ECHO trial results, and a variety of other communications issues that many of grapple with. We expect between 15 – 20 senior communicators to attend at least parts of the meeting.


By Invitation

Monday, November 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


FP2020 Reference Group Meeting


The Reference Group will convene for a half-day session to assess the latest data on FP2020 progress from the 2017-2018 Annual Progress Report and to align on 2019 planning efforts and the post-2020 consultation process.


By Invitation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM 


Making the Numbers Work for Advocates: 
Data + Communication for Effective Advocacy and Accountability
 Co-hosted by FP2020 and The Advocacy Collaborative (TAC)

Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Suite


Join FP2020 and TAC for an interactive, skills-building breakfast workshop which will bring together advocates, data and communications experts to offer tips for making the numbers work for advocates to help drive action. Using the new FP2020 Annual Progress report, experts will assist advocates in interpreting and packaging the latest data to influence key stakeholders, to communicate the need for action and convert data into tailored messages for decision-makers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 PM CAT


FP2020 Catalyzing Collaboration

Kigali Convention Center
Conference Room:  KCC MH4


A dinner celebrating the launch of FP2020's 2018 Annual Progress Report, with a program to look at highlights of the report and to discuss the way forward for the partnership.


By Invitation

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:20 – 5:40 PM


From Commitment to Action: FP2020 Countries Share their Successes in Policy, Financing, and Equity

Kigali Convention Center
Conference Room:  KCC MH1


This FP2020-sponsored panel will highlight examples of success stories of countries that have moved from commitment to action. These success stories will focus on improving the enabling environment for women and girls to access FP and RH services – by renewing a law, expanding financing for universal health coverage, and closing the equity gap in age and wealth quintiles.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 – 10:00 PM

Quality and Rights: Inspiring Change and Celebrating Champions
  Co-hosted by PAI, the Packard Foundation, and FP2020

Marriott Hotel Ballroom


Join us for an evening celebrating innovations and advances in research, policies, and programs to ensure the right of every woman and girl to access quality reproductive health services. The reception will feature photos and voices of advocates, clients, and providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and India, as well as stories about their own experiences as reproductive health champions.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30 – 10:00 AM 

FP2020 Plenary
People, Partners, and Programs: Bending the Curve for FP2020 Progress

Kigali Convention Center
Conference Room: Auditorium 


This plenary, moderated by Beth Schlachter, Executive Director of FP2020, will feature FP2020 Reference Group members and other partners who will highlight promising interventions and approaches, and look ahead to where the sector will go.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
10:25 – 11:45 AM


Measurement and Family Planning 2020 (FP2020): The Role of Data in Moving from a Global Goal to Country Action

Kigali Convention Center
Conference Room: MH1


As a time-bound initiative with an ambitious goal – 120 million additional users of modern methods of family planning by 2020 – FP2020 places great emphasis on measuring progress, and from its inception has been committed to leading a transformation in the global monitoring of family planning data. FP2020 publishes annual, internationally comparable estimates on different dimensions of family planning across 69 focus countries. This panel of FP2020 measurement partners will discuss how their work is improving the frequency, utility, understanding and use of family planning data for performance management, decision-making and advocacy at the global and country level.

Friday, November 16, 2018
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Accelerating Access to Postpartum Family Planning in Africa: Rwanda Case Study

Marriott Hotel


USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, jointly with the FP2020 secretariat, will hold a daylong event in Kigali, following ICFP to share learning around what works to increase access to Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) and strategize actions to improve coverage. This one-day event is for delegates from ministries of health, civil society advocates, and other decision-makers from 17 selected countries that highlighted PPFP in their FP2020 country action plans.