Special Panel Event: AFP Advocates Share Experiences Advancing FP2020

The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative will host a special panel, “Family Planning 2020 in Action: Advocates’ Experiences,” on Wednesday, May 21, part of a series of events recognizing the 15th anniversary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All are welcome to attend.

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that works with governments, civil society, multi-lateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. AFP works to achieve the goals of FP2020, with a focus on providing decisionmakers with evidence that family planning is a sound investment with dividends in health and women’s empowerment, socioeconomic development, the environment, and other areas.

Panelists representing global and regional organizations and civil society will share the realities of advancing FP2020 commitments on the ground; convey experiences of FP2020 working groups; and provide an open dialogue about whether and how FP2020 has influenced investments by governments and donors and increased access to voluntary, quality contraceptive services.

When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:15 to 2:45 pm

Where:  Becton Dickinson Hall (W1020) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205


Moderator: Isaac Malonza, Jhpiego Kenya

  • Caroline Kwamboka, International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region, Co-Secretariat of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Modibo Maiga, Futures Group, West Africa Region
  • Alison Marshall, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), United Kingdom
  • Fitri Putjuk, Center for Communication Programs, Indonesia

English to French interpretation will be available at the event.