Endang, a 43-year-old midwife from Demak City Government, provides family planning education at a neighborhood health center in Pojok Village, Jragung Subdistrict of Demak City, Central Java, Indonesia. © 2014 Aji Styawan, Courtesy of Photoshare
In a few short days, the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning will draw nearly 3,000 delegates to Nusa Dua, Indonesia, focusing on this year’s theme: “Global Commitments, Local Actions.” To us, this gathering of family planning donors, implementers, program managers, government officials, and others to coordinate, collaborate, share data, and exchange lessons learned, is essentially a large knowledge exchange event!
So what excites us the most about ICFP this year?
FP2020’s latest progress report will be released at the conference. We are excited to learn about country-level progress towards family planning commitments and are proud to have contributed to these global commitments. We are pleased to have partnered with FP2020 and others on the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Resource Kit, which helps countries strengthen investments and evaluate their progress. We also work to widely disseminate high-impact practices (HIPs) briefs so programs can have access to practices proven to have a maximum impact on family planning outcomes.