From left: Kaja Jurczynska, Research Associate; Clive Mutunga, Senior Research Associate; Suzanna Dennis, Senior Research Associate; Wendy Turnbull, Senior Advocacy Adviser; Dilly Severin, Director of Communications, and A, Tianna Scozzaro, Population and Climate Associate.


The fabulous team above is in Addis Ababa this week representing PAI at the International Conference on Family Planning.

Check out our schedule of events for the rest of the week below:

November 13

Official Press Conference: Women Leaders
Attending: Dilly Severin, Director of Communications
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD

Advocating for RH/HIV Integration at the Global and National Levels
Co-Hosted by PAI Moderating: Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, with Amy Boldosser-Boesch from Family Care International
2:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Medium Conference Hall
This panel will highlight successful advocacy strategies and lessons from The Integration Partnership (TIP), led by PAI along with Family Care International and Friends of the Global Fund Africa. Panelists from Burkina Faso, Kenya and Zambia will share advocacy strategies, outcomes and next steps, and a representative of the Global Fund Secretariat will speak to opportunities for integration in the new funding model and collaboration with FP2020. PAI will moderate the interactive panel session.

Official Press Conference: FP2020 Progress Update
Attending: Dilly Severin, Director of Communications
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PDSA) Side-Event: Population, Family Planning and Sustainability Links: Voices from the South
Co-hosted by PAI
Attending: A. Tianna Scozzaro, Population and Climate Associate, and Clive Mutunga, Senior Research Associate
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: African Union Conference Center, Caucus Room 11
This interactive panel will discuss population dynamics, reproductive health and sustainable development issues, from the perspectives of people from the Global South. Presenters from Ethiopia, Malawi and the Philippines will share experiences of integrating rights-based family planning services with environmental management approaches to meet a range of sustainable development needs.

Poster Session: Effective Family Planning Programs, Practice, Services and Sustainable Development: Linking Population and Family Planning, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa
Presenting: Clive Mutunga, Senior Research Associate
2:20 – 5:40 p.m.
Location: 2nd and 3rd floor lobbies
Join Clive to discuss the role of population dynamics and family planning in climate change and sustainable development.

November 14

Dollars and $ense: Budget Advocacy for Reproductive Health Satellite Session
Hosting: Suzanna Dennis, Senior Research Associate
7:00 – 8:20 a.m.
Join PAI for a satellite session on Budget Monitoring and Expenditure Tracking (BMET) and budget advocacy for reproductive health. This breakfast session will promote information sharing and joint strategizing between organizations engaged in BMET and budget advocacy.

Dollars and $ense: Budget Advocacy for Reproductive Health Roundtable
Hosting: Suzanna Dennis, Senior Research Associate
1:20 p.m. – TBD
Location: Table 7
Technical and advocacy organizations are mobilizing funding from Southern governments’ budgets for reproductive health services, particularly family planning. With this focus on domestic resource mobilization comes a responsibility to understand opportunities within the budget process to increase allocations, and monitor budgets to ensure that funding is spent. Join Suzanna Dennis, Senior Research Associate at PAI, to find out more in this roundtable discussion.

IBP Secretariat, Pathfinder International and MSI-US Side-Event: Linking International Reproductive Health/Family Planning (IRH/FP) Service Delivery Partners with US-based Advocates to Improve Coordination, Learning and Results Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, providing introductory remarks
12 – 1:20 p.m.
This interactive session will allow implementing organizations to share on-the ground experiences and field based realities and will create an opportunity for US-based advocates to ask questions about policy implementation.

Population Reference Bureau Panel: Pulling Back the Curtain: How the News Media Can Hold Governments to Account for FP 2020 Pledges
Panelist: Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Media Area of Conference Venue
This session will focus on what journalists can do to hold their government’s accountable for the pledges they made as part of the London Summit.

November 15

Poster Session: Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Kenya
Presenting: Kaja Jurczynska, Research Associate
10:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Location: TBD Join Kaja to discuss her research around emerging trends and opportunities in family planning and reproductive health in Kenya.

CEOs for Emerging Leaders Roundtable
Hosting: Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO
1:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Location: African Union Conference Center, Multipurpose Room
Suzanne has worked for more than 15 years to promote women’s health, rights and empowerment across the globe, and she has led PAI since 2009. Join her to discuss taking an organization like PAI through a phase of growth, renewal and upward trajectory.