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London Summit on Family Planning

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the U.K. Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the groundbreaking London Summit on Family Planning. According to the Summit’s website, the meeting plans to, “mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments to support the rights of an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies, without coercion or discrimination, by 2020.” FHI 360 believes that family planning is a key aspect of human development. The following posts are perspectives from FHI 360 staff on family planning’s importance around the world. July 20, 2012 Family Planning: A Unique Opportunity for Change by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on YouTube July 11, 2012 Community-based Distribution […]

Conversations from Rio+20

The world has gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss a renewed path to a sustainable future. We have tapped into the online conversations and curated crowdblogs that capture the latest information coming from this monumental meeting. Check back for daily posts. Crowdblog | June 22, 2012 Land, Air, & Water: The basic elements for sustaining life Whether a member of government, the private sector, academia, religious institutions or civil society, collectively we must recognize our role as environmental stewards of the earth’s resources to ensure healthy and productive opportunities for future generations. Full Post>> Video Interview | June 22, 2012 Making negotiation policies a reality for developing world Jason Czyz of FHI 360 discusses the importance of local involvement in sustainable development and […]

LIVE Coverage: InterAction Forum 2012

What is the InterAction Forum? The annual InterAction Forum assembles leaders from member NGOs, governments, philanthropy, corporations and civil society. The event features thought-provoking plenary sessions and more than 50 workshops where participants share ideas and learn about the latest development and humanitarian trends. This year’s Forum will examine such topics as the U.S. government’s changing role in development, how we can involve youth in discourse around changing political structures, what the development community should work towards after the MDGs, and the evolution of multilateral institutions. FHI 360 is proud to be a sponsor of InterAction Forum 2012. Stay tuned on this page for updates from the conference throughout the week. _____________________________________________________________________________ Quick Links: Forum 2012 site | Twitter feed at #IAForum _____________________________________________________________________________ News and […]

TEDxDupontCircle Recap

TEDxDupontCircle curated a discussion on applying a new perspective to big picture issues. The program included inspiring talks by both global and local thinkers and artists.

No Controversy: TEDxChange Global Community Project

“One of the simplest, most transformative things we can do is give everybody access to contraceptives.” Melinda Gates. More than 200 million people don’t have access to contraceptives. Everyone deserves the tools they need to improve their life and provide opportunities for their children. The power to decide if and when to have a child has far-reaching impact—for families, communities, and nations. On April 5, Melinda Gates launched “No Controvery: TEDxChange Global Community Project ” during her live TEDxChange talk from Berlin. Global Coalition Partners, including FHI 360, are joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to highlight the importance of equal access to contraceptives. How have contraceptives changed your life? There are two ways you can share your story: 1) Visit the”No Controvery: TEDxChange […]

World TB Day

People from around the world are engaged in conversations about the impact of TB. Although there are many challenges, progress is being made on issues such as managing drug-resistant strains of TB, tackling TB/HIV co-infection, and the promising search for a TB vaccine. Read more below.

Innovation for Global Development

Yesterday morning the White House hosted an open forum on innovation in global development. The discussion panel included Raj Shah (Administrator of USAID), Gayle Smith (Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director of the National Security Council), and Tom Kalil (Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy & Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation, National Economic Council). Questions were taken from the public via Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat and through Facebook. FHI 360 submitted four questions through Twitter, and three of them were answered by the panel (though we were not directly mentioned): 1. In which areas of development is innovation most urgently needed? The panel answered that innovation is urgently need in all sectors, but stressed […]