ANSER Annual Conference: Reproductive Health for all



The Academic Network Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER) invites you to its annual conference:

'Reproductive Health for all:
Accelerating  the ICPD Agenda through knowledge transfer between academics and policy makers'


2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo 1994), where 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action recognising that reproductive health and rights, as well as women's empowerment and gender equality, are cornerstones of population and development programmes. Significant results have been achieved since, but not everyone has benefited equally from this progress. From 12-14 November 2019, ICPD celebrates its birthday during the Nairobi Summit. The conference hopes to mobilize political will and financial commitments to finally and fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action, focusing on: achieving zero unmet need for family planning information and services, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls. 

During this two days ANSER conference we will take a closer look at all the commitments made by governments, civil society and donors at the Nairobi Summit and discuss how implementation can be accelerated. What specific role can academics have in using evidence to overcome policy and implementation challenges of the ICPD agenda? How can policy makers and researchers work more closely together to accelerate progress and address the barriers faced?  What priorities should we as broader SRHR stakeholders focus on in the coming years to achieve reproductive health and rights for all?

Monday 25 November, 2019: ANSER and UNFPA EECARO co-organise 'Accelerating the ICPD Agenda in the EECA region'
How to accelerate the actions and address the challenges faced in Eastern European and Central Asian countries around ensuring reproductive health and rights for all? What role can international networks as the Academic Network of Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (ANSER) or multilateral organisations like UNFPA play to support implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in country? What are the priorities to focus on in the coming years and what could be done to accelerate the implementation of the ICPD agenda?

The full programme can be found here.
To register for the event, please click here.

Tuesday 26 November, 2019:  ‘Building an evidence for the outcomes of the ICPD+25 Agenda’
Together with a wide range of stakeholders, we will look into the role academics can play to help reenergizing the global commitments made  and accelerate progress. Through roundtables and interactive sessions, we will identify the evidence and knowledge translation needed in order to make a change. How can the different actors work more closely together and build on each other’s expertise to reach reproductive health and rights for all women, everywhere?

The full programme of the day and practical information can be found here.
To register for the event, please click here.

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Looking forward to see you all in Ghent!

Best regards,
Prof. Olivier Degomme, ANSER Coordinator & ICRH Director
Emilie Peeters, Policy Officer ANSER & ICRH