Join the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit at the fifth International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, from November 12 to 15, 2018!

The ICFP the largest scientific conference on reproductive health and family planning.

“Held biennially since 2009, the ICFP serves as a strategic inflection point for the family planning and reproductive health community worldwide. It provides an opportunity for political leaders, scientists, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and youth to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps toward reaching the goal of enabling an additional 120 million women to access voluntary, quality contraception by 2020.”

Below are some of the events we will participating in or of interest to the OP community at large.

OP related events at the ICFP

Task Sharing in West Africa: An Incomplete History; Wednesday November 14 from 14:35 to 15:55; Room: MH1 – Includes French Translation. Fatimata, Minister Meda, WAHO Director as panelist

Beyond 2020; Thursday November 15 from 10:25 to 11:45; Room: Plenary Auditorium – Fatimata as panelist

Youth Pre-Conference: “For Real! Pour de Vrai!”; Sunday November 11 from 10:45am-12pm ; Room : MH2-4 – Includes French Translation

OP Youth Panel: From Tokenism to Inclusion in West Africa: Youth Leadership Pays; Tuesday November 13 from 14:35 to 15:55; Room: MH2 – Includes French Translation

The blossoming of implant use in Africa: how it happened and what lies ahead; Wednesday November 14 from 11:55 to 13:15; Room: MH2 – Includes French Translation. Marie as Session Chair

Using evidence to meet the contraceptive needs of women / Utiliser les données probantes pour satisfaire les besoins de contraception des femmes: Tuesday November 14 from 10:25 to 11:55; Room MH2. Rodrigue as panelist

Sessions of potential interest to the OP Community

Measurement challenges and innovations in understanding contraceptive autonomy / Mesurer les défis et les innovations dans la compréhension de l’autonomie contraceptive; Thursday November 15 from 11:55 to 13:15, Room: AD5 (This is the study about coercion for use of FP methods in Burkina Faso we discussed at length during our call)

Official ICFP Press Conference: Fatimata as a panelist; Thursday November 15 from 10:30 to 11:30

Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: a deep dive into new program and research considerations for first-time parents; Monday, November 12th from 14:00 to 16:00, Room AD12 – Includes French translation (Organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by Save the Children)

Afrique de l’ouest francophone: en marche!; Wednesday November 14 from 7pm to 9pm (Intrahealth Side Event)

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