Be sure to catch these great events with the Leadership, Management & Governance Project!

The LMG Project will host a number of exciting events at the 2013 International Family Planning Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12-15, 2013. The conference, hosted by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, will bring together over 3,000 participants from NGOs, Governments, and health decision-makers from around the world.

Stop by the MSH booth (57) to celebrate the launch of LMG’s newest publication, An Open Mind and a Hard Back: Conversations with African Women Leaders. We also invite you to join us at the following events highlighted the important role of women and youth leaders in achieving family planning results:

Youth Leadership Workshop for Family Planning
4:30 -6:00pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2013
Location: African Union Conference Center, Mezzanine level, Caucus Room 1

Description: Leadership is demonstrated at all levels—local to international—and at all ages to inspire action around important issues. Community mobilization is key to action for increased access to family planning. Youth leaders are vital to sparking action in their communities around family planning. This workshop will look at important leadership skills for youth leaders to inspire action around: increasing the role of boys and men in FP; increasing access to FP for adolescent girls; increasing condom usage; and promoting the value of prenatal care.

IBP Session 5: Fostering Change: Valuable Resources Now Available
10:30 – 11:50am, Thursday, November 14, 2013
Location: African Union Conference Center, 3rd Level Caucus Room 26

Description: The recently launched updated version of the Guide to Fostering Change to Scale Up Effective Health Services links effective change practices with proven clinical and programmatic practices to achieve health results. The guide describes principles fundamental to effective change, including: increasing users’ awareness of proven approaches; providing “how-to” steps for successful change including scale-up; describing key challenges of scaling up; and recommending strategies and tools  for meeting those challenges.  By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) understand the methodology of the Fostering Change; 2) know how to get started using FC guide for scale-up  3) identify potential areas for improvement in their programs using this methodology and 4) increase their awareness of the valuable resources now available for successful scale-up and improving health services.

Topical Roundtable: Smart Governance Yields Smart and Sustainable Gains in Family Planning

1:30 – 2:30pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013
Location: African Union Conference Center, Table 32

Description: The roundtable will commence a conversation on how smart governance is having an impact on family planning through: 1) decentralized governance in ministries of health; 2) expanding leadership from gender directorates within ministries of health that bridge public and private partnerships; and 3) advances in FP/RH mixed methods. Good governance is creating the conditions in which men and women leaders and managers can be more effective in developing and operating FP/RH programs and projects that achieve more significant and sustainable results.

Contact Sarah Lindsay ( for more details.