Family Planning in East Africa: partnering to increase funding

Imali Ngusale Kenya, Population Dynamics

In late august, we were delighted to welcome to Mombasa some of our closest partners in family planning advocacy. The purpose of the invitation was to bring our collaborators around the table to discuss how we can better improve access to funding for family planning in East Africa. With the economic context always evolving, and donor organisations and governments regularly …

Enter Curious! Our meeting with the Gates Foundation in Seattle

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last week, my colleagues and I attended a series of high profile meetings in Seattle at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The meeting was part of a key partner summit meeting that the Foundation organises each year. Seven of us from DSW went to the summit, each of us representing a key area of focus in DSW. My …

DSW International Advocacy Meeting

Matthias Wein Development Cooperation, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Success Stories, Youth Empowerment

How do we define advocacy? What do we advocate for and who are the beneficiaries of our work? What are our goals and objectives and how do we measure success? What tools do we use to reach our goals? And lastly, who are our strategic partners or target groups and how do we position ourselves in our external environment? These …