In late May 2016, Advance Family Planning (AFP) partners from East Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda - built communications skills and laid the foundation for media advocacy work plans. The hands-on four day workshop in Dar es Salaam implemented presentations, discussion, peer review, and working sessions to master communication best practices specific to the AFP approach.
Build capacity of AFP East Africa partners to implement communication best practices.
In January 2016, Advance Family Planning (AFP) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) partnered to launch Ampliando El Acceso (“Expanding Access”). The one-year, independently funded project seeks to expand contraceptive access for youth in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico by strengthening local advocacy efforts. The goal is to meet young people’s needs for contraceptive information, services, and supplies—much needed in the region.
The 4th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2015) is expected to draw more than 3,000 researchers, policymakers, advocates, and students to Nusa Dua, Indonesia. It is the largest conference in the world devoted to family planning. The host country, Indonesia, is a leader in innovative family planning programming in the region and throughout the world.