The sixteenth annual IAWG meeting was attended by more than 150 participants, representing over 80 agencies. During the course of the three-day meeting and associated side events, panelists presented case studies, innovative practices, research findings, challenges, and successes from many different aspects of SRH work in humanitarian settings. Lively discussions followed each panel and following key themes emerged: the changing humanitarian landscape; strengthening capacity and resilience; smoother transitions from the MISP to comprehensive SRH; focus on innovation to reach hard-to-reach communities; funding; and neglected areas.
The meeting had three stated objectives:
- Review progress towards achieving the programmatic goals and future steps outlined in the Terms of Reference following the 2015 IAWG meeting held in Dead Sea, Jordan.
- Share information and identify key areas of common work. Plan next steps and areas of coordination and collaboration for 2016-2017.
- Strengthen the regional IAWG forum for West and Central Africa (WCA) which will serve to share information and lessons learned across projects in the region and enable synergistic partnerships to fill in gaps and minimize duplication of efforts.
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