Topical Roundtables

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Topical Roundtables will expand the coverage of topics during the conference and serve as opportunities for more intimate conversations about these topics. No sign-up is required to sit at a topical roundtable during the conference; seating will be first-come, first-served.

The list below also includes the CEO Roundtables along with their assigned tables in Singaraja Hall; however, you must click here to sign up to sit with at a CEO Roundtable.

When: Tuesday, 26 January, and Wednesday, 27 January, during lunch (13:20-14:20)

Where: Singaraja Hall 1

Tuesday, January 26

Table Discussion Topic First Name Last Name Organization
1 What Gets Measured Gets Done. Rights and Measurements Caitlin Shannon EngenderHealth
2 Engaging Communities in Improving the Quality of FP Services Molly Tumusiime Engenderhealth
3 Strengthening Accountability: Engaging the Government Fumie Saito PMNCH (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health)
5 The Male Factor: Why Aren’t We Using Contraception? Akinrinola Bankole Guttmacher Institute
6 Faith and FP – come, learn, and share about your work with faith communities in addressing unmet need for FP Mona Bormet Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH)
7 Interacting with Apps! How we use technology to find new information. Kate Plourde FHI 360
8 Unsafe Abortion in Humanitarian Settings: The Evidence Behind it All Ernestina Coast LSE
9 Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Demographic Dividend Gretchen Donehower University of California at Berkeley
10 Using International Human Rights Law to Promote Family Planning Aram Schvey Center for Reproductive Rights
11 What Counts Gets Counted – and What Gets Counted Counts! Greg Gray International HIV/AIDS Alliance
12 Family Planning in the Context of HIV and AIDS. What are the Realities? Mogalagadi Makua Department of Health: South Africa
14 How to Apply for Research Funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Susan Newcomer US National Institutes of Health
15 New Evidence to Support Subnational Family Planning Budgets Kaja Jurczynska Palladium
16 Increasing Young Adult Participation in RH/FP Policy Elaine Rossi JSI
17 Encouraging Vasectomy through Policy Brian Perry FHI 360
18 Slowing Us Down: How FGM/C Hinders Access to Family Planning John Townsend Population Council

Exchanging Ideas on Business Action for Family Planning

Seema Jalan UN Foundation
20  (CEO) Making the SDGs Matter Most for Girls and Women Katja Iversen  Women Deliver
21  (CEO) The Importance of Strategic Vision and Strategic Planning at an Organizational Level Susan Krenn Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
22  (CEO) The Path to Universal Health Coverage Karl Hofmann PSI
23 (CEO) The Public Health Challenges of Tomorrow, Solutions for Today Jeffrey Michael Smith  Jhpiego
24 (CEO) Lessons Learnt from USAID-DFID NGO Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP) Halida Hanum Akhter USAID/DFID NGO Health Service Delivery Project And Country Represenatative, Pathfinder International
25 (CEO) SRHR in the post-2015 world: Defining Goals, Targets and Indicators Ann Starrs  Guttmacher Institute
26  (CEO) Strategies for Embedding Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) Interventions in the National Agenda Vinoj Manning Ipas Development Foundation, India
27 (CEO) Expanding Choice and Empowering Women: The Critical Role of Innovative Contraceptive Technologies  Laneta Dorflinger FHI 360
28 (CEO) What does Improved Transparency and Accountability for Family Planning Look Like in Practice? Barbara Seligman Population Reference Bureau
29 (CEO) The Role of Health Workers in Catalyzing RH / FP Impact Pape Gaye IntraHealth International
30 (CEO) What does it take to be an effective, engaging, and inspiring leader? Jonathan D. Swift Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Wednesday, January 27

Table Discussion Topic First Name Last Name Organization
1 Inter-generational Effects of Family Planning Catalina Herrera Almanza Northeastern University
2 Male Involvement in Family Planning Program Farooq Ahmad Population Council
3 Promoting Contraception: Getting Young People to Understand FP Relevance Today Edith Nantongo FHI360/ USAID Communication for Healthy Communities program
4 Using Interactive Media to Build a Global Movement: Men’s Role in Family Planning Jonathan Stack World Vasectomy Day, Inc.
5 The Global Abortion Policies Project Vinod Mishra United Nations Population Division
6 Preventing Maternal Mortality by Eradicating Unsafe Abortion – What’s Next? Tamara Fetters Ipas
7 Using the Concept of a Demographic Dividend to Promote FP in Francophone West Africa *French Table Jacques & Stephanie Emina & Kimou University of Kinshasa
8 Increasing uptake of FP contraceptives through the private sector (Alternative Distribution) Joyce Tamale Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)
9 Role of Evidence-Based Skills Building for Advocacy Jennie Greaney UNFPA
10 Investing in Youth-Led Local Innovative Strategies to Improve Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Claudia Romeu Public Health Institute
11 Health and Climate in Paris: What does a climate agreement mean for family planning? A.Tianna Scozzaro Sierra Club
12 Communicating  Research Findings to Non-Academic Audiences: How to be Effective and Engaging Gustavo Suarez Guttmacher Institute
13 Making the Connection: Population Dynamics and Climate Compatible Development. Karen Hardee Population Council
14 Enhancing Civil Society’s Role in Influencing Abortion Policy: Sharing the Examples from India Medha Gandhi Ipas Development Foundation
15 The Sustainable Development Goals and Family Planning: Country Ownership Beth Fredrick Advance Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
16 Is Family Planning Enough? How Else Can We Yield Positive Social and Economic Change? Randall Kuhn University of Denver, Global Health Affairs Program
17 Is Family Planning Enough to Change Women’s Status and Economic Well-Being? Jane Menken University of Colorado Boulder
18 Decentralization: The Critical Importance of Achieving Subnational Ownership of Family Planning Duff Gillespie Advance Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
19 Advocating for Family Planning in Francophone Africa (French)  Alison Bodenheimer Advance Family Planning, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
20 (CEO) Building your Career in Family Planning and Health — Balancing Listening and Action Nancy Pendarvis Harris John Snow Inc.
21 (CEO) Keeping the SRHR Linkage with the SDGs Purnima Mane   Pathfinder International
22 (CEO) What’s on Your Mind? Or, The Main Institutional Obstacles Facing Family Planning Organizations Today  Christopher  Purdy   DKT International
23 (CEO) The Trajectory of Success: Perspectives on Reproductive Health from National to Global and Personal to Presidential  Dr. Yetnayet   Asfaw  EngenderHealth
24 (CEO) Youth leadership: How Two Ambassadors for SRHR can enhance SRHR for Adolescents Lambert  &  Lotte Grijns &  Dijkstra  Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Hague, Netherlands
25 (CEO) Status of FP Expenditures Tracking Rudolph  Chandler  Avenir Health
26 (CEO) Improving Family Planning Outcomes through Youth-Led Advocacy Emily Teitsworth  Rise Up
27  (CEO) Local Resources for Local Solutions  Saadia  Quraishy  Aman Health Care Service