Pre-conference

Shifting Power and Advancing Equity in Global Health

14 November 2022 | 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel | Pattaya City, Thailand

 

Common Vision for this Pre-conference

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

This gathering of willing and passionate individuals and organizations aims to spark further discussion and action, setting the stage for our collective life ahead following the International Conference on Family Planning in November 2022.

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. We plan to record and share the opening plenary sessions from the pre-conference and we will have opportunities throughout the conference to engage both in person and virtually for those who are unable to travel to Thailand.

For more information, please reach out to Amanda Burgess at aburges5@jhu.edu.

 

Timing

Session Description

7:30 – 8 AM

Caffeinate & Re-Connect

 

Join us for a coffee or tea and reconnection with colleagues and friends.

8 – 9 AM

 

Opening Plenary

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

 

With this session we will begin with a brief examination of current practices and position the historical legacies in family planning and development. We will wrap up with a critical reflection about the language we use and the practices it perpetuates.

9:10 – 11 AM

 

Concurrent Sessions

Moving Money South

 

In this session, participants will engage in a deeper discussion on effective and concrete ways to transform the health development sector to deliver on the promise of moving money to the Global South.

Realizing Inclusive and Equitable Structures and Practices for Organizations

 

This session will explore operational barriers to equitable development and identify practical ways that individuals, organizations, and donors can help or hinder transformative change.

Changing Power Dynamics: Strategies for Success

 

In this session, participants will discuss the status quo for Global North/ Global South power dynamics. We will collectively examine the elephant(s) in the room and explore strategies to address these and foster progress.

Local Power Relations

 

This session will dig deeper to understand power relationships moving beyond the broader North/South to focusing on the local level.

11:10 – 12:30 PM

 

Closing Plenary

 

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

 

With this session we aim 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.

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