IAWG Meeting 2020 – Additional Opportunities

This year’s theme, Bridging the Divide: Operationalizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Nexus, asks presenters to share findings and lessons learned from working on SRHR at the intersections of the humanitarian, development and peace sectors. The meeting aims to progress beyond rhetoric around the need for interlinkages across sectors in order to inform actionable next steps for the IAWG community.

In addition to abstracts submitted to the agenda, other ways to showcase work include:

  1. Conduct a demonstration session,
  2. Present a case study for our “Failing Forward” session,
  3. Host a side event.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, please read below and complete the form. Submissions are due on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Demonstration Session

We invite submissions of new or underutilized technologies and innovations for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in humanitarian settings for inclusion in the “demonstration session.” This session will be comprised of hands-on exhibits, skills demonstrations, audio and video presentations, and discussions with experts – topics that lend themselves to an interactive presentation format are encouraged.

Failing Forward

This year, IAWG will host a new session on approaches, initiatives, programs, etc. that were unsuccessful. This session will be in a round-table style where participants will have the opportunity to rotate to multiple tables. At each table, the host will give a brief presentation (5-7 minutes) on a failed approach. The host will then lead participants in a discussion of how challenges could have been addressed, how the approach might be adapted, learnings, ways forward etc. This session will require an RSVP and is closed to donors at this time.

Side Events

If you wish to host a side event during the week of the IAWG meeting, please submit a brief concept note here. Once approved, the IAWG secretariat can assist with scheduling and facilitating logistical arrangements.