October 28, 2015

ICFP 2015 Preview: A Google Hangout discussion on how to engage virutally during ICFP

The International Conference of Family Planning will bring together thousands of global policymakers and researchers, as well as faith, youth, and international family planning advocates, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, from 9 to 12 November 2015. The theme “Global Commitments, Local Actions” highlights the importance of countries’ actions and ownership of agreements/pledges made since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. Youth are instrumental in the family planning movement as the future generation of leaders and the largest segment of the world’s population.

On October 27th, Girls’ Globe hosted an interactive Google+ Hangout to introduce the International Conference on Family Planning and opportunities for digital engagement during the conference.

This hangout:
1. Introduced ICFP 2015
2. Raised the voices of youth and their expectations for the conference
3. Engaged key audiences in a conversation around how to engage in the online conversation and an introduction to the live coverage during the conference.

Moderator: Julia Wiklander, Founder Girls’ Globe

– Dr. Kate Baye is a family planning advocate and a physician pursuing an MSPH degree at the department of Population Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a public relations chair of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, co-chair of the youth sub-committee for ICFP2015 and interning at the Gates’ Institute.
– Matt Matassa is a consultant with a focus on digital communications and engagement strategies, with over 15 years of global health and human development experience. Matt will introduce digital engagement at ICFP2015