In 2012, Women Deliver, in partnership with regional organizations, held invitation-only regional consultations for 100-150 participants each in sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Asia. Policymakers, researchers, experts, and advocates discussed regional success stories, lessons learned and pathways for future progress in maternal and reproductive health, with a focus on the International Conference on Population and Development’s (ICPD) Plan of Action and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5.
For each consultation, we disseminated video, materials and an outcome report. The discussions at each consultation will help shape the agenda for our next global conference in 2013 and will also be delivered as key recommendations to the United Nations Secretary-General’s office.
Young people are critical stakeholders, and our consultations are designed to incorporate their input. A small group of 15-20 youth advocates took part in pre-consultation workshops at our sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean consultations. Participants learned advocacy strategies, identified areas for cross-sectoral collaboration and networked through a series of interactive sessions. They also attended each consultation, to provide a youth perspective.
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- In sub-Saharan Africa, the Africa Regional Consultation on Achieving MDG 5: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned took place on March 27-28 in Kampala, Uganda. The coordinating partner was the Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office. View the agenda and all speaker presentations here.
- In Asia, we partnered with the USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program (MCHIP) at their Asia Regional Meeting for Impact in Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care, Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Pre-eclampsia. This meeting took place May 4-6 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. View key recommendations and comprehensive reports here.
- In Latin America and the Caribbean, La agenda inconclusa (The unfinished agenda) took place on June 5-6 in Mexico City, Mexico. The coordinating partner was Grupo de Trabajo Regional para la Reducción de la Mortalidad Materna (GTR). Key recommendations and comprehensive reports will be available soon. View the agenda and speaker presentations.