This month, the Coalition acknowledges and thanks the support of two friends and long-term supplies champions: Serge Rabier and Benoit Silve.
After 14 years as Executive Director of Equilibres et Populations, Serge Rabier passes the mantle to Aurélie Gal-Régniez. In 2008, Serge helped secure the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ membership in the Coalition and later, supported the Ministry in co-hosting the Coalition’s 2012 General Membership Meeting in Paris. Under Serge’s leadership, E&P also helped organize the 2011 Ouagadougou Conference on Family Planning, which triggered the establishment of the Coalition’s Regional Forum for Francophone Africa, SECONAF. This month also saw the departure of Benoit Silve who, for more than a decade, served as Director General of Bioforce Institute. Silve has been a familiar face within the SSWG, helping to transform a past workstream into the “People that Deliver” Initiative which he has chaired since 2011.