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UPDATE: Recording available for the webinar "Family Planning Advocacy: The Power of Quick Wins"
March 26, 2015
In family planning advocacy, efforts targeted toward specific, critical policy and funding changes can build momentum for a broader long-term goal and keep advocates engaged and focused. Speakers from the Health Policy Plus (HP+) and Advance Family Planning (AFP) Initiative will share successes and lessons learned with this "quick wins" approach, as it is termed under AFP. Specific examples will be highlighted from Francophone West Africa and Malawi, among other settings. Participants will complete this interactive webinar with a deeper understanding of how to identify and achieve a quick win in their own family planning advocacy.
About the presenters:
Olive Mtema is the Country Director for the Health Policy Project in Malawi. She is an experienced sexual and reproductive health and family planning specialist and has gained recognition as one of Palladium's leading advocacy experts in Malawi.
Modibo Maïga is the Regional Director for HP+ in West Africa and is based in Accra, Ghana. He has a wealth of experience in the management, formulation, planning, and implementation of public health programs in the region.
Alison Bodenheimer is AFP's Program Officer II for Francophone Africa. She is responsible for working with in-country partners to implement the AFP advocacy approach in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. Ms. Bodenheimer's background in Francophone Africa includes consulting for UNICEF on a qualitative research study in Senegal, Benin, and Madagascar, and designing and conducting a research study in two villages in rural Mali for Columbia University's Season Smart initiative.