Shifting Power and Advancing Equity in Global Health

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ICFP2022 Powershifting Pre-conference

To bring the family planning community together and host a bold initial conversation about how WE can shift power and accelerate efforts to advance equity in global health.

This gathering of willing and passionate individuals, donors, and organizations aims to spark further discussion, partnership, collaboration, and action, setting the stage to co-create a way ahead following the International Conference on Family Planning in November 2022.

The session will begin in plenary, followed by concurrent sessions, and a closing plenary – but the dialogue won’t end there. There will be opportunities throughout the conference to continue to have these bold, honest conversations.

In order to encourage an open dialogue, the planning team has made the decision to only offer this session to delegates attending the International Conference on Family Planning in person. To protect and create space for reflection, we are not inviting any media participation in the pre-conference. We plan to record and share the opening and closing plenary sessions which will also have simultaneous interpretation into French for all delegates unable to participate on-site. Interested media are welcome to review the recordings following the event.


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The work continues.

You can help shift power and accelerate efforts to advance equity in global health.

Watch the opening and closing plenary of the ICFP2022
Powershifting Pre-conference below:

Opening Plenary

Pulling Back the Curtain and Setting the Stage for a New Decade of Progress

This session begins with a brief examination of current practices and position the historical legacies in family planning and development. It wraps up with a critical reflection about the language we use and the
practices it perpetuates.

Closing Plenary

The Way Forward – Priorities and Evolving Practices for Shifting Power in Family Planning

With this session we aimed to collectively identify opportunities to continue this conversation throughout the conference and after the conference, questions to explore further as a community, and how we will
track our success.

Both of the above plenaries took place on 14 November 2022 in Pattaya City, Thailand.