Plenaries

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Monday, 25 January
Opening Ceremony
Nusa Dua Plenary Hall / 14:30-17:30

Every other year the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) has brought together the family planning community to share best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course forward. That course will be guided by our theme for 2016: Global Commitments, Local Actions. The ICFP is more than a conference; it is a movement and a platform for strategic inflection points in the family planning agenda. The opening ceremony will start the journey forward, allowing us to find those strategic inflection points and leading us into new and exciting territory in the field of family planning.

His Excellencyjoko widodo Joko Widodo
President of the Republic of Indonesia
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Joko “Jokowi” Widodo comes from a humble background, and stands in sharp contrast to the country’s previous presidents who hailed from the political and military elite. Jokowi was born and raised in Surakarta, a city in the center of Java. His father was a wood seller who plied his trade in the city’s streets, and throughout much of Jokowi’s childhood he and his family lived in illegally built shacks near the city’s flood-prone Solo River. Later, when he entered politics, his populist appeal was rooted in part to those humble beginnings. Jokowi applied himself at school and won admittance to Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, from which he graduated in 1985 with a degree in forestry engineering. By 2002 he had become a highly successful furniture exporter, with showrooms on several continents, as well as chairman of a local branch of the country’s influential furniture manufacturers’ association. In 2005, Jokowi, as a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia-Perjuangan; PDI-P), won the election for mayor of Surakarta—the first person to be directly elected to that post. In 2010 Jokowi was reelected mayor with more than 90 percent of the vote. He was later ranked as the third best mayor in the world by the international City Mayors Foundation. In 2014 the PDI-P selected Jokowi to be its candidate for the Indonesian presidential election, which was held on July 9. He was swept to victory with more than 53 percent of the popular vote. As Jokowi entered the presidency, he identified clamping-down on corruption as among his top priorities and as a necessary step to attract more foreign direct investment to the country. He also pushed a nine-point plan for Indonesia that emphasized helping the poor by improving public services, implementing land reforms, and developing more-affordable housing, among other measures.

BabatundeDr. Babatunde Osotimehin
Executive Director of UNFPA, UN Under-Secretary-General
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Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, a physician and global health leader, assumed office as Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in January 2011. He holds the rank of UN Under-Secretary-General. Prior to this position, he served as Provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, Chair of the National Action Committee on AIDS, Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Control of AIDS, and Nigeria’s Minister of Health. During his distinguished career, Dr. Osotimehin has advanced global leadership for public health, youth empowerment and gender equality. He is a strong advocate for human rights and sustainable development, and for men’s engagement in global efforts to end violence against women and harmful practices including female genital mutilation and child marriage. He led the 20 year review of the International Conference on Population and Development. At UNFPA, he has introduced major reforms to build a stronger, fit for purpose and more effective organization. Dr. Osotimehin is drawing international attention to Africa’s potential demographic dividend and serves as Co-Chair of Family Planning 2020 and Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Population Dynamics. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Birmingham, England and has received Nigeria’s highest honour, Officer of the Order of the Niger.

Chris EliasDr. Christopher Elias
President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Dr. Christopher Elias is the president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads the foundation’s efforts in a diverse range of program areas aimed at finding creative new ways to ensure solutions and products get into the hands of people in poor countries who need them most. Focusing on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions that can reach hundreds of millions of people, Chris oversees Global Development’s portfolio in Agriculture Development; Emergency Response; Family Planning; Financial Services for the Poor; Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health; Nutrition; Polio Eradication; Vaccine Delivery; and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. A common theme of these programs is innovative and integrated delivery, including an emphasis on strengthening of primary health care systems.
Chris’ professional background is in public health and medicine. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in February 2012, he worked in various positions and countries for international nonprofit organizations, most recently serving as the president and CEO of PATH, an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
Chris holds an MD from Creighton University, having completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and an MPH from the University of Washington, where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Puan_maharaniHon. Puan Maharani
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia
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Puan Maharani is the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. She began her political career in 2006, when she became a member of DPP KNPI Foreign Affairs. Puan served as Chairman of the PDI-P in the Indonesian House of Representatives from 2012-2014. In the House, Puan was Head of the Commission VI, overseeing state-owned enterprises, trade, and cooperatives; she also served as Head of the BKSAP (Agency for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation). Puan attended the University of Indonesia, where she studied mass communication and journalism.

Robert Blake

His Excellency Robert Blake
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
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Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr. arrived November 21, 2013 in Jakarta and presented his credentials to President Yudhoyono on January 30, 2014. Previously, Ambassador Blake served as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs from 2009-2013. He also served as Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, Ambassador Blake served in India, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria as well as held several positions at the State Department in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

vermaBaroness Verma
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (DFID), UK
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Baroness Verma was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development on 13 May 2015. She is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. In 2006 she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and subsequently Government Whip following the 2010 general election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DFID, Baroness Verma was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills. Baroness Verma attended local schools and university in Leicester.

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Dr. Michael J. Klag
Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Dr. Michael Klag is an author of over 200 publications and was Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book. A chronic disease epidemiologist, Dr. Klag’s scientific contributions have been in the prevention and epidemiology of kidney disease, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

 

Surya Chandra Surapaty PicDr. Surya Chandra Surapaty
Head of National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia
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Surya Chandra Surapaty is currently the head of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Indonesia. Prior to this position, he was a member of the Indonesian Parliament during the 1999-2004 and 2009–2014 terms. He graduated from the Medicine Faculty of University of Sriwijaya in South Sumatera in 1978. He obtained his master’s degree in public health from University of Hawaii  in 1984 and his PhD in Population Planning and International Health from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987. He started his career as a lecturer at his Alma Mater, Sriwijaya University, then served as a Vice Head of Center for Population Studies, Head of Center for Population Studies and Chief of Biology Medic Division, and served on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sriwijaya. In 1999, he retired as a government employee and became a politician. He is also active in professional associations such as the Indonesian Demographers Association (1983-2003), the Indonesian Medical Doctor Association (2003-2006), the Indonesian Public Health Association (1988-1999), and the Indonesian Coalition for Population and Development (2005-currently).

Jose Oying RimonJose “Oying” G. Rimon II
Director and Senior Scientist of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jose “Oying” G. Rimon II is the Director and Senior Scientist of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An internationally recognized leader in family planning, Oying brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in public health to this role. He has designed, managed, and evaluated more than 300 advocacy, behavior change, and knowledge management projects in Asia, Africa, and the Near East in such areas as population and reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health, women’s empowerment, and numerous others. From 2008 to 2012, Oying was a Senior Program Officer in the Global Health Policy and Advocacy group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation covering the issues of family planning, maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and nutrition. He was one of the key planners of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2008, he was a founding member and the Senior Deputy Director of the Bloomberg School’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) where he led health behavior and knowledge management programs around the world. He was also Director of the Health Communication Partnership (HCP), USAID’s flagship health and behavior global program.

Margaret BolajiMargaret Bolaji
Associate Researcher with the Population and Reproductive Health Initiative in Northern Nigeria (Youth Speaker)
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Margaret Bolaji is a young, creative and dynamic Associate Researcher with the Population and Reproductive Health Initiative in Northern Nigeria, providing young girls with ASRH knowledge, literacy and life skills. She also serves as an interface between UNFPA and young people to ensure that their priorities are reflected in their programmes.

 

ibu-anne-4Anne Patricia Sutanto
Vice CEO, PT. Pan Brothers Tbk.
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Anne Patricia Sutanto has played a vital role in turning P.T. Pan Brothers Tbk. into Indonesia’s largest garment manufacturers. The company, which makes apparel for international well-known brands, has more than 28,000 employees across Indonesia. Born into a business family in logging and integrated wood industry, Sutanto joined PT. Pan Brothers Tbk. when it was ailing in 1997, later taking a minority stake. She also owns other businesses, from home accessories and furniture export, plantation, contractor and cocoa processing. Last year she and 7 Indonesian businessmen, alongside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, committed to the Indonesia Health Fund to fight tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria in Indonesia, as well as increase access to family planning services. This year, she is being featured as one of the most powerful women in Asia by Forbes Asia. Sutanto holds a degree in chemical engineering and business from the University of Southern California and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.



Global Humanitarian Award for Women’s and Children’s Health

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This new award recognizes individuals who have shown exemplary leadership and vision through contributions of private wealth to support maternal, reproductive, child, and neonatal health and family planning.

Awardees:

tahirDato’ Sri Prof. DR Tahir
Founder and Chairman, Tahir Foundation

Dato’ Sri Prof. DR . Tahir, an Indonesian businessman, graduated froionm Nanyang University, Singapore in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in Business. In 1987 he obtained an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Fransisco. Later, he obtained the Doctor Honoris Causa from Universitas Tujuh Belas Agustus, Surabaya, Indonesia in 2008. He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Mayapada Group. He also founded the Mayapada Healthcare Group with Technical Assistance from National Healthcare Group (NHG) Singapore, and is the Chairman and controlling shareholder for the group. He has been Vice President of Commissioner of PT Sejahteraraya Anugrahjaya Tbk since May 2012 and had served as Commisioner since October 2008. He is the Founder, Honorary Chairman and Controlling Shareholder of Sona Topas Tourism Industry and PT Inti Dufree Promosindo. Dato’ Sri Prof. DR . Tahir also serves as an Extraordinary Lecturer in Airlangga University Surabaya.

Sir Christopher Hohn, KCMG
Co-Founder, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation 

Sir Christopher Hohn is the co-founder of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. CIFF is the world’s largest foundation that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives. Supported by an endowment of $4.6 billion, it seeks extraordinary change to seemingly intractable challenges for children. Areas of work include children and mothers’ health and nutrition, children’s education, deworming and welfare, and smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.

The foundation was established in 2004. With a rigorous business-like approach to philanthropic funding. It focused on clear returns for children from the outset. The emphasis on data to measure impact has been widely adopted by other development funders.

In 2014, Sir Chris was knighted for services to philanthropy.

Chris is the Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of the London-based hedge fund The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI). Before setting up TCI, he managed investment strategies for other hedge funds for almost a decade. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in accounting and economics from Southampton University in the UK.

fayeeza naqviFayeeza Naqvi
Chairman and Co-Founder, Aman Foundation

Fayeeza Naqvi is Co-founder and Chairman of The Aman Foundation, a private philanthropic trust headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. Founded in 2008 by Mrs. Naqvi and her husband, Arif, Aman is dedicated to transforming lives by enhancing dignity and choice for the underserved, focusing on health and education. In 2015 Mrs. Naqvi accepted the BN P Paribas annual Grand Prix award, commending the Naqvis’ philanthropic activity, the exemplary nature of their actions, their financial engagement, impact and long-term commitment. Mrs. Naqvi graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1982. After a successful career in banking, she raised two sons and immersed herself in social sector organizations in the Middle East and Pakistan. She was a Founding Director of Saharay Welfare, an umbrella organization disbursing funds to deserving NGOs in Pakistan. She serves as a Trustee of the British Asian Trust, which strives to build self-sufficiency in South Asian communities through education, health and livelihood initiatives; she recently also became a founding partner of LSE’s South Asia Centre Board.

Mrs. Naqvi is a strong supporter of art across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENA SA) regions, and has played a leading role in Art Dubai since its inception in 2007.

arif naqviArif Naqvi
Co-founder and Founding Trustee, Aman Foundation
Group Chief Executive, the Abraaj Group 

Arif Naqvi founded The Abraaj Group in 2002 and has served as its Group Chief Executive since inception, building it into one of the leading growth markets private equity firms in the world. Mr. Naqvi has over three decades of experience of investing in public and private companies and has successfully led the Group’s investment strategy, resulting in some of the most notable private equity transactions across growth markets over the last decade.

In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Naqvi established The Aman Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan. The foundation is dedicated to transforming lives by enhancing dignity and choice for the underserved. To accomplish these goals, the foundation focuses on the key pillars of health and education. The Aman Foundation has adopted a catalytic social investor approach to building and supporting scalable and system changing initiatives that are achieving long-term and sustainable impact.

Mr. Naqvi is a Trustee of the Interpol Foundation and is on the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, which is headed by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon. He serves on the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London. Mr. Naqvi has been the recipient of several awards, including the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the highest form of recognition given to individual private sector leaders for fostering peace and stability through business, and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, a prominent civilian honor awarded by the Government of Pakistan. In 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Naqvi were named the BN P Paribas Grand Prix Winners for Individual Philanthropy, an annual award that honors individuals and families for their philanthropic activity and the impact they make on the community.

Mr. Naqvi is a graduate of the London School of Economics.



Tuesday, 26 January
Plenary: Family Planning and the New Sustainable Development Goals
Nusa Dua Plenary Hall / 8:30-10:00

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A conversation about the important links between family planning and the new global development agenda, including broader investments in human capital and health. The plenary will feature several political leaders and highlight how global commitments and local actions are impacting family planning and the ability to achieve the SDGs at the country level.

Hon. Prof. BambBambang picang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro
Minister of Finance of Indonesia

At a relatively young age, Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro has achieved a great deal through his work at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) University of Indonesia. On October 27, 2014, he was sworn as Minister of Finance Republic of Indonesia. After completing his undergraduate study at the FEB University of Indonesia in 1990, he obtained his master’s degree and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and 1997, respectively. After returning to Indonesia, he was assigned to participate in developing the Graduate Program in Economics and Business at Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia in collaboration with the Australian National University and another university in the Netherlands. Inaugurated as a professor in 2005, Prof. Bambang served as the Dean of the Faculty of UI from 2005-2009. After finishing his duties as the Dean of the Faculty of UI, he was appointed as Director General Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank until 2011. Prof. Bambang was later given the mandate as the Acting Head of the Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance in January 2011 and was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Finance in 2013. His scientific works have been published by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) of Singapore and by Edward Elgar of England. In addition, many of his economics articles have also been published in various journals and newspapers, both national and internationally, including Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics. In 2002, he also received the Eisenhower Fellow for exploring the issue of decentralization in the United States.

awa marie coll seckHon. Awa Marie Coll-Seck
Minister of Health and Social Action, Senegal

Awa Marie Coll-Seck is the Minister of Health of the Republic of Senegal. Since 2012, she has been a member of the Board of GAVI Alliance, the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, and the FP2020 Reference Group. In 2014, she became a member of the WHO Advisory Group for the response against EBOLA. Formerly, she was the executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership from 2004 to 2011. She served UNAIDS as the Director of the Department of Policies, Strategies and Research from 1996 to 2001 and as the director of the Department of Country and Regional Support in 2001. After earning a degree in medicine in 1978 from the University of Dakar, she was subsequently appointed Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases in 1989. She has been awarded numerous professional and academic honors, including the Knight of the Order of Merit of France, Knight of the Academic Palms of France, Officer of the Order of Merit of Senegal and Knight of the Order of Merit of Burkina Faso. She is currently an honorary member of the prestigious Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Senegal and is the author of over 150 scientific publications.


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Hon. Jagat Prakash Nadda
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Jagat Prakash Nadda is an Indian politician. He is currently the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party. Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government.

 

 

Hon. Dr. admasuKesetebirhan Admasu
Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu has served as the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since November 2012. A medical doctor by training with a master’s degree in public health, he has dedicated his entire career to public service and scientific research. H.E. was nominated in 2013 as an outstanding Harvard Health Leader.

 

Moderated by:
Ellen StarbirdEllen Starbird
Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID

Ellen Starbird is the Director of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health.  She provides high-level leadership to the Agency’s family planning/reproductive health agenda and portfolio, valued at approximately $600 million USD annually, and directs the Office’s $100 million program. Ellen has over 25 years of experience designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating international family planning and reproductive health programming. She is widely known as a strategic thinker who is committed to advancing access to family planning for women, men, couples, and adolescents around the world. Ellen joined USAID in 1989 and has spent her career in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, starting in the Policy, Evaluation, and Communication Division, where she was Chief from 1995 to 2006. She served as Deputy Director of the Office for the next six years, and has been Director since 2013.  She has an M.A. in Development Economics from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.



Tuesday, 26 January
Lunch Plenary: 2016 Quality Innovation Challenge
Singaraja Hall 2 / 13:20-14:20

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With the goal of sparking new global projects that improve quality in family planning and reproductive health, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is hosting its second Quality Innovation Challenge. Session participants will hear from the Population and Reproductive Health Program’s Tamara Kreinin (Director) and Lana Dakan (Program Officer) on why quality matters in sexual and reproductive health. Past Quality Innovation Challenge awardee, Numfor Alenwi from the Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development, will share insights from his unique approach to overcoming social and political barriers to reach girls in Cameroon with quality SRHR information and services. This is a working session and participants will have 30 minutes to develop proposals, ask questions, and get feedback from experts in the field. Ideas submitted in-person during the lunch session, and accepted until 4 p.m. the same evening, will be eligible for consideration of up to five grants of $100,000 each. Finalists will be announced at the ICFP closing plenary on Thursday, January 28. More details about the challenge and past awardees are available online at www.packard.org/quality. Click here to download the Quality Innovation Challenge ad.



Wednesday, 27 January
Plenary: Youth: Challenging Old Assumptions, Forging a New Agenda
Nusa Dua Plenary Hall / 8:30-10:00

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More than half of the world’s population is under the age of 25. Youth are passionate, energetic, and powerful, and they will inherit our world, including the challenges that come with it. Issues that affect youth – education, the prevention of teenage pregnancy, gender equity and employment, to name a few – deserve the attention of policy-makers, researchers, and advocates of all ages. The youth plenary session will focus on three major areas of intervention in ASRH over the past decade; summarize what has been learned; and subsequently, with a panel of youth and global leaders, set an agenda for the next decade.

carol-1Carol S. Larson
President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Carol S. Larson is President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a position she has held since January 2004. In 2014, the Foundation awarded just over $300 million in grants domestically and internationally in the program areas of Conservation and Science, Population and Reproductive Health, and Children, Families, and Communities. Central to her work at the Foundation is a focus on improving the well-being and opportunities for women and young people.

 

Dr. BlomDr. Robert Wm. Blum
William H. Gates, Sr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH, and Director of the Hopkins Urban Health Institute

Dr. Blum is the Co-chair of the ICFP 2015 Youth Subcommittee and internationally recognized for his expertise and advocacy related to adolescent health and well-being. He has edited two books and written over 250 articles, book chapters and reports. He is a former president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, past board chair of the Guttmacher Institute, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a consultant to UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO. He has been awarded the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and has been the recipient of the American Public Health Association’s Herbert Needleman Award “for scientific achievement and courageous advocacy” on behalf of children and youth. In 2014 he received the American Public Health Association’s Martha May Eliot Award honoring “extraordinary service to mothers and children [and adolescents].”

BenoitBenoit Kalasa
Director of the Technical Division at UNFPA

Benoit Kalasa, a national from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is presently the Director of the Technical Division at UNFPA, where he leads a team of over 60 professionals responsible for providing intellectual guidance to support 6 regional and 129 country UNFPA offices, as well as to global and intergovernmental processes in relation to the ICPD mandate of UNFPA.

Mr.Kalasa has been working with UNFPA since 1999. Most recently he was the Director of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO), based in Dakar, Senegal. He also acted as the UNFPA Representative for Madagascar and Country Director for Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros from 2006 to 2010 followed by being accredited as Representative for Ethiopia from 2010 to December 2012.

Throughout his career he has played a leading role in advocating for the ICPD issues, promoting at the national level the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of reproductive health, population and development and gender in national plans and policies as well as in the broader development agenda.

Mr. Benoit Kalasa holds a PhD in Economics, with specialization in Economic Demography at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.

JuliaBunting_LDR_154_212_sJulia Bunting
President, Population Council

Julia Bunting became the ninth president of the Population Council in March 2015. Ms. Bunting is widely known for her path-breaking work on reproductive and maternal health during her 12-year tenure at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), where she oversaw the UK government’s international development policy on HIV and AIDS; maternal, newborn, and child health; sexual and reproductive health and rights; and population.

Most recently, she served as a director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), where she led the Federation’s Programme and Technical areas. In June 2013, Ms. Bunting was awarded the honor of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for improving reproductive health in developing countries.

Ms. Bunting has served on the boards of several global health partnerships, including the Health Metrics Network (HMN), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC). She served as chair of the RHSC for four years. She has authored numerous research publications on population trends, family planning, and public health.

Dr. Chandra-Mouli

Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli
Scientist, WHO

Dr. Chandra-Mouli, MBBS MSc, is a scientist in the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. His work includes building the epidemiologic and evidence base for adolescent SRH, and supporting countries to translate this evidence into action through well-conceived and well-managed policies and programs. He joined WHO’s Global Programme on AIDS in 1993, working for three years on HIV prevention. For the past twenty years, he has worked on adolescent health programs in a variety of departmental configurations.

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Godfrey Kangaude
Executive Director, Malawi Law Society

Mr. Kangaude, BPhil, LLB Hons, LLM (UFS), LLM (UCLA), is a 2013 UCLA – Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellow and a champion and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Following a postgraduate internship with UNFPA (Lilongwe), he worked with Ipas (North Carolina) and Sonke Gender Justice (Cape Town) to advocate for laws and policies that promote gender equality and advance sexual and reproductive health and well-being for groups that have been marginalized, including adolescents, persons with disabilities, and LGBTI persons. He is the Chairperson of the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA), an organization he helped to found in Malawi that works toward eliminating maternal morbidity and mortality due to abortion complications that are a consequence of restrictive laws and policies.

Evens OdenyoEvans Odenyo 
Executive Chair of Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Mr. Evans Odenyo is the executive chair of Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an activist on sexual reproductive health rights and gender-based violence. He has been dedicated in ensuring gender equality and social justice in his country, engaging himself in local and international spaces.

 

Nomtika MjwanaNomtika Mjwana
ZAZI Women Empowerment Ambassador

As the CPUT HIV/AIDS Unit Young Leader of the year 2014, an ACTIVATE! Leadership Change Driver and the ZAZI women empowerment ambassador, Nomtika is a passionate SRH communicator. She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Public Relations Management with experience in Men and Women’s Sexual Health Campaigning and Facilitation in Higher Education Institutions.

Nanda FitriNanda Fitri Wardani (00000002) Wardani
Indonesian Student Leader

Nanda is a medical student at Padjadjaran University, Indonesia. She is a well-experienced health-related project coordinator, focusing on reproductive health. In 2012, she was a leader of CIMSA (Center for Indonesian Medical Students’ Activities) at Padjadjaran University, which focuses on improving her nation’s health. You can visit her at nandafitriwardani.tumblr.com.

 

Juan RamóJuan Ramon Diazn Díaz
Youth Coordinator for Children International

A dedicated, enthusiastic and creative individual, Juan was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, in 1993. He enjoys exploring creative ways to empower youth, including theatre and musical performances. He’s currently working as Youth Coordinator for Children International. He also collaborates with UNFPA and civil society to provide access to FP and SRH.

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KAte pictureDr. Kate Baye
Family Planning Advocate, Physician, and MSPH student at the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH

Dr. Kate Baye is a family planning advocate and a physician pursuing an MSPH degree in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She obtained her medical degree with first class honors at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) in Cameroon. She is the Public Relations Chair of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, the Co-chair of the ICFP Youth Subcommittee for ICFP, and an intern at the Gates Institute. She has a strong passion for adolescent medicine, sexual and reproductive health, and policy strategies.



Wednesday, 27 January
Lunch Plenary: Pooling Strengths: Helping Effectively Together With Strong Partners
Singaraja Hall 2 / 13:20-14:20

Presentation 1: Reflections of USAID engagement in the Contraceptive Security Initiative Partnership

Marguerite Farrell Marguerite Farrell
Private Sector Health Team Leader, Service Delivery Improvement Division, Office of Population, Global Health Bureau

Marguerite Farrell has over 30 years of experience in health and 24 years of international health experience in areas including project management, international family planning, international private sector health, health systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, service delivery, performance improvement, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health.

Farrell holds a Master’s in International Health Policy and Management from Harvard University.

Presentation 2: Empowering Young Adolescents to Avoid Early Marriages and Delay First Pregnancy

Halima AbbaHalima Abba Zaid Ali
Project Coordinator, DSW Young Adolescent Project Kenya

Ms. Halima Abba Ali is a Kenyan and a Commonwealth Scholar. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Education for Sustainability from the London South Bank University in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in development studies. She has over five years work experience with development agencies and INGOs dealing with health, gender, nutrition, and education programs in East Africa.

Ms. Halima Abba Ali has experience in program planning, management and implementation, participatory approaches for planning and implementation, institutional strengthening for CSOs, and monitoring, quality assurance, and evaluation. She is passionate about working with young adolescents, women and girls. She is currently coordinating and implementing DSW ‘s Young Adolescent Project in Kenya.

Presentation 3:  World Contraception Day Ambassadors Project: Raising Youth Voices Through Digital Media and Storytelling

Katja IversonKatja Iversen 
Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver

Katja Iversen is the CEO of Women Deliver – a leading global advocate for investment in the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women, with a specific focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy, and communications, has more than 20 years of experience working in NGOs, corporate, and United Nation agencies.

Previously, she held the position as the Chief of Strategic Communication and Public Advocacy with UNICEF, a position she came to after almost six years of leading the team responsible for advocacy, communication on reproductive health, and MDG 5 at UNFPA. She holds a master’s degree in communications, bachelor’s degree in public administration and certificates in management, conflict resolution and international development. Iversen has worked in global health for more than a decade and has an extensive network within the UN, development communities, and global media. She has counseled and trained multiple Fortune 500 executives on cross-cultural management and cross-cultural communication. She is a health adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative and on the CSO consultative group to the World Bank.

Presentation 4: Indonesia Oral Contraceptive Ambassador Program

Rosalina SutadiRosalina Sutadi
Head of Marketing Women’s HealthCare at PT Bayer Indonesia

Rosalina Sutadi is Head of Marketing Women’s HealthCare at Bayer Indonesia. Rosalina has more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia. She joined Bayer in 2001 as Head of Medical and Regulatory before she took responsibility in Marketing Women’s HealthCare.

She is a medical doctor by training from the University of Indonesia and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Swiss German University, Indonesia.

Chaired by:

Jose Oying RimonJose “Oying” Rimon II
Director and Senior Scientist of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jose “Oying” Rimon II is the director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. An internationally recognized leader in family planning, Oying brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in public health to this role. He has designed, managed, and evaluated more than 300 advocacy, behavior change, and knowledge management projects in Asia, Africa, and the Near East in areas such as population and reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health, women’s empowerment, and numerous others. From 2008 to 2012, Oying was a Senior Program Officer in the Global Health Policy and Advocacy group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation covering the issues of family planning, maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH), and nutrition.  He was one of the key planners of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2008, he was a founding member and the Senior Deputy Director of the Bloomberg School’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP), where he led health behavior and knowledge management programs around the world.

Moderated by:
Imame KhachaniDr. Imane Khachani 
MD, MSc. Gynecology-Obstetrics, Women Deliver Board Member

Imane Khachani is a medical doctor and graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Rabat, Morocco. She holds a TropED Master’s Degree in International Health from the Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam), Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) and Karolinska Institute (Stockholm). She formulated her MD thesis on the impact of educational and psychosocial interventions on treatment adherence and quality of life among HIV positive patients in resource-limited settings, and conducted her master’s research project on the situation of young peoples’ sexual and reproductive health in Morocco, analyzing the country’s progress on the ICPD Programme of Action. She is currently an MD Resident in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the National Reference Center for Reproductive Health in Rabat. She was a Special Youth Fellow at the United Nations’ Fund for Population (UNFPA) in New York, where she participated in the design and implementation of sexual and reproductive health programs for adolescents and young people in the Arab region and in the development of a reference guide on addressing adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health needs in humanitarian settings.

Imane was a member of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights for several years and an advisor to several constituencies, including the Population Policy and Migrations Department of the League of Arab States and the AIDS 2031 initiative. She sits on the Women Deliver Board of Directors.

Hosted and Closed by:
Klaus brillKlaus Brill
Vice President Corporate Commercial Relations at Bayer Pharma AG

Mr. Klaus Brill is Vice President Corporate Commercial Relations at Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin. In 1982, he joined Schering as Medical Advisor in various fields (fertility control, hormone replacement therapy, gynecological therapy, and cancer). Further career milestones at Bayer Pharma include holding positions such as: Head of Medical Affairs Gynecology/Marketing Gynecology, Head of Business Unit Gynecology in the German operations, and Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management Global Business Unit Women’s Healthcare.

He is a biologist by training and has written a number of papers on contraception.



Thursday, 28 January
Accelerating Progress: 2016-2020
Nusa Dua Plenary Hall / 8:30-10:00

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Organized by FP2020, this plenary will demonstrate how collaborative global partnerships can support local action in pursuit of our family planning goals by 2020 – the first major milestone toward transforming our world by 2030.

Discussion led by:
Beth Schlachter picBeth Schlachter
Executive Director, FP2020

As Executive Director, Beth Schlachter works to monitor and report on global and country progress in meeting FP2020 goals. Beth provides strategic leadership and oversight of FP2020’s Working Groups, coordinating and supporting technical and administrative support for Working Group strategies and activities. She also manages the strategic use of the Rapid Response Mechanism to ensure the funding is optimally effective in achieving its purpose. Beth joined FP2020 in 2014 with more than 15 years of experience as a career foreign affairs officer working for the U.S. government in multilateral and bilateral contexts. Beth served most recently as the Senior Population Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) at the U.S. Department of State where she was the Population Policy Team Lead responsible for defining and guiding U.S. priorities in multilateral organizations on issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as U.S. international population policy. In this capacity, she coordinated the U.S. government’s participation in the global twenty-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and served as a lead negotiating delegate at various sessions of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) and the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). As a Foreign Service Officer, Beth also served as PRM’s Public Affairs Officer, focusing largely on refugee issues, as a consular officer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a regional human resources officer in Kampala, Uganda. Beth also worked for the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon as the DFID Management Officer. She began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea. Beth has a Master of Arts from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Irvine.

Part 1: Taking Action on the Way to 2020

Speakers:

matataHis Excellency Matata Ponyo Mapon (video message)
Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Matata Ponyo Mapon, born on June 5, 1964, in Kindu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), holds a degree in Economics from the University of Kinshasa. In 2009, he completed his postgraduate studies in development economics. Since 2001, he has served as a senior advisor to the Ministry of Finance. After managing the Burea Central de Coordination, first as President of the Steering Committee, later as General Manager, he became Minister of Finance. In April 2012, Matata Ponyo Mapon was appointed Prime Minister of the DRC. Under his supervision, the government succeeded in achieving remarkable macroeconomic recovery. He now pursues three major objectives for his country: continuing current economic reforms, restoring state authority nationwide, and stimulating shared and inclusive economic growth to improve the standard of living for the Congolese population.

 

Janette GarinHon. Janette P. Loreto-Garin, MD, MBA-H
Secretary of the Department of Health, Philippines

A front-liner in advancing the advocacy on maternal health and child mortality in order for the Philippines to attain its MDG Goal, Secretary of Health Dr. Janette Petilla Loreto-Garin, a medical doctor who trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology, successfully championed the passage of the Cheaper Medicines Act, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law, the Amendment to the Physicians Act, and other health measures in the Philippine Congress. Secretary Garin was elected Representative of the 1st District Iloilo to the House of Representatives in 2004. In her first term as legislator, she was elected as the first Filipino board member of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB). In her second term, she served as the Deputy Majority Leader of House of Representatives, and throughout her last term, she served as the Senior Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and was the Senior Vice-Chair of the Committee on Population and Family Affairs and the Committee on Health. As a legislator, she steadfastly advocated for various health and women’s issues. Recently, she was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health after a previous appointment as Undersecretary of the Women, Children and Family Health Cluster of the Department. Her shift from the legislative to the executive realm equips her with experience, wit, and tested dedication to make a difference.

NilaHon. Nila Djuwita Farid Moeloek
Minister of Health, Republic of Indonesia

Nila Djuwita Farid Moeloek is Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. She was appointed as Minister of Health by President Joko Widodo in 2015. Before that, she served as the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from 2010 to 2014. Under her leadership, the Office of the President’s Special Envoy on MDGs designed, developed, and implemented the Pencerah Nusantara program – an innovative health movement that involved improving access to primary health services and incorporated a Partnership Map for Development, an online data platform involving cross-sector and multi-actor partnerships for achieving the MDGs. Prof. Nila earned a degree in ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia and a PhD in ophthalmology (cum laude) in 2003. In 2007, she was appointed as Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Prof. Nila is a member of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), President of the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association, President of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation, and served as Chairman of PERDAMI in 2006 and 2009. Prof. Nila has been active in chairing a number of high-profile organizations in Indonesia, including the Women’s Organization Dharma Wanita. Currently, she is serving as a board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Child and Neonatal Health (PMNCH), an international organization established to implement the United Nations Secretary General’s strategic initiatives for promoting maternal and child health across the world. In addition, she also serves as an advisory board member for the EAT Forum – a global initiative focusing on the issues of food, health, and sustainability. As a scientist, Prof. Nila Djuwita has authored more than 250 scientific papers and books. For her contributions, she has received numerous awards from various government and private organizations.

vermaBaroness Verma
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (DFID), UK

Baroness Verma was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development on 13 May 2015. She is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. In 2006 she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and subsequently Government Whip following the 2010 general election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DFID, Baroness Verma was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills. Baroness Verma attended local schools and university in Leicester.


Part 2: Accelerating Progress: 2016-2020

Speakers:

Ellen StarbirdEllen Starbird
Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID

Ellen Starbird is the Director of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health.  She provides high-level leadership to the Agency’s family planning/reproductive health agenda and portfolio, valued at approximately $600 million USD annually, and directs the Office’s $100 million program. Ellen has over 25 years of experience designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating international family planning and reproductive health programming. She is widely known as a strategic thinker who is committed to advancing access to family planning for women, men, couples, and adolescents around the world. Ellen joined USAID in 1989 and has spent her career in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, starting in the Policy, Evaluation, and Communication Division, where she was Chief from 1995 to 2006. She served as Deputy Director of the Office for the next six years, and has been Director since 2013.  She has an M.A. in Development Economics from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

JagdishJagdish Upadhyay
Chief, Commodity Security Branch, UNFPA

Jagdish Upadhyay is a global leader in the areas of family planning and commodity security. He has greatly contributed to progress in many countries and to saving lives of women, men and young people. Jagdish has been working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for over 20 years, and is currently the chief of its commodity security branch. In this capacity, Jagdish leads UNFPA’s work on family planning and commodity management.

Jagdish’s 30 years of experience in global public health include policy development, social marketing and management. Prior to joining UNFPA, he worked in several roles in Nepal, including as executive director of a social marketing organization.

Jagdish holds a master’s degree in community health sciences from the University of Manitoba, Canada.



Thursday, 28 January
Lunch/Closing Ceremony:
Celebrating and Mobilizing for the Future
Nusa Dua Plenary Hall / 13:20

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Dr. Surya Chandra Surapaty
Head of National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia
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Surya Chandra Surapaty is currently the head of the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), Indonesia. Prior to this position, he was a member of the Indonesian Parliament during the 1999-2004 and 2009–2014 terms. He graduated from the Medicine Faculty of University of Sriwijaya in South Sumatera in 1978. He obtained his master’s degree in public health from University of Hawaii  in 1984 and his PhD in Population Planning and International Health from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987. He started his career as a lecturer at his Alma Mater, Sriwijaya University, then served as a Vice Head of Center for Population Studies, Head of Center for Population Studies and Chief of Biology Medic Division, and served on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sriwijaya. In 1999, he retired as a government employee and became a politician. He is also active in professional associations such as the Indonesian Demographers Association (1983-2003), the Indonesian Medical Doctor Association (2003-2006), the Indonesian Public Health Association (1988-1999), and the Indonesian Coalition for Population and Development (2005-currently).

dean klagDr. Michael J. Klag
Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Dr. Michael Klag is an author of over 200 publications and was Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book. A chronic disease epidemiologist, Dr. Klag’s scientific contributions have been in the prevention and epidemiology of kidney disease, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

 

 

ambarAmbar Rahayu

Principal Secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Board (NPFPB/BKKBN)

Ambar Rahayu is the principal secretary of the National Population and Family Planning Board (NPFPB/BKKBN), Indonesia. She began working in the BKKBN after completion of her undergraduate education at Bogor Institute of Agriculture in 1984. In 1994, she completed a master’s program in the field of nutrition at the Flinders University, Australia. In the BKKBN, Ms. Ambar has held various positions both at the central and provincial levels, including Head of BKKBN’s Province of Yogyakarta and Director of the Planning Bureau. She is also currently involved in FP 2020’s working group on both a national and international level.

 

scottDr. Scott Radloff
Senior Scientist at the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health and Project Director of PMA2020

Scott Radloff is a Senior Scientist at the Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the Director of PMA2020, a program that sponsors annual, mobile-assisted household and facility surveys in ten countries in support of the performance monitoring and accountability agenda of FP2020. He joined the Gates Institute after serving 30 years at USAID, the last seven as Director of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health in the Bureau for Global Health where he oversaw assistance programs in more than 40 countries. Before joining USAID, he was a fellow at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University and at the Rand Corporation. Dr. Radloff has a PhD from Brown University in Sociology with a specialization in demography.

EXCELL Award Ceremony

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This ceremony will look towards the future of family planning by presenting Excellence in Leadership (EXCELL) Awards to acknowledge those who are leading the way forward. The awards will celebrate achievements, highlight best practices, and engender both a meaningful dialogue and a sense of healthy competition within the international family planning community.

Awards will be given at the:
  • Country Level
  • Organizational Level
  • Individual/Team Level