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Why a global meeting?

Meet the planning committee

Going green

 

 


 

Why a Global Meeting?

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Connect

Build an ever-closer and more effective global partnership

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Learn

Share knowledge and evidence about what works to address child marriage

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Inspire

Celebrate progress to ensure more action and resources

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Align

Agree on next steps to achieve our common strategic objectives


 

Meet the planning committee

 

As a Global Partnership, it is important that Girls Not Brides’ activities are informed by the expertise of its members and partners.

Our planning committee, made up of members and partners from around the world, will help develop the programme of the Global Meeting.

All team members are experts in their field, each with powerful insights into what it will take to end child marriage. They will ensure that we have the best and the most innovative programme that meets the needs of our diverse Partnership.

 
  Ramatu Bangaru  is a Programme Officer at NoVo Foundation, focusing on the foundation’s Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights Initiative.

Ramatu Bangaru is a Programme Officer at NoVo Foundation, focusing on the foundation’s Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights Initiative.

  Emily Barcklow D’Amica  is a Senior Programme Officer at the Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) and has worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights since 2000.

Emily Barcklow D’Amica is a Senior Programme Officer at the Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) and has worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights since 2000.

  Abdallah Byabasaija  is the Executive Director of the Child Rights Empowerment & Development Organization (CEDO) in Uganda.

Abdallah Byabasaija is the Executive Director of the Child Rights Empowerment & Development Organization (CEDO) in Uganda.

  Satvika Chalisani  is a Technical Specialist at UNFPA.

Satvika Chalisani is a Technical Specialist at UNFPA.

  Lopa Ghosh  is a communications and development practitioner. Lopa is a founding member of Shelter for Her Empowerment (SHE) and was a member of the UN drafting committee for India’s recommendations to the UN Secretary General on the SDGs.

Lopa Ghosh is a communications and development practitioner. Lopa is a founding member of Shelter for Her Empowerment (SHE) and was a member of the UN drafting committee for India’s recommendations to the UN Secretary General on the SDGs.

  Dr Aparajita Gogoi  is the Executive Director of the Centre for Catalyzing Change in India. Dr Gogoi is a political scientist with over 20 years of experience in advocacy campaigns, project management and defining approaches and strategies for policy issues.

Dr Aparajita Gogoi is the Executive Director of the Centre for Catalyzing Change in India. Dr Gogoi is a political scientist with over 20 years of experience in advocacy campaigns, project management and defining approaches and strategies for policy issues.

  Margaret Greene  is the President of GreeneWorks, a consulting firm that collaborates with NGOs, multilaterals and businesses to integrate social protections into their work. Margaret coordinates a network of researchers and implementers working on child marriage.

Margaret Greene is the President of GreeneWorks, a consulting firm that collaborates with NGOs, multilaterals and businesses to integrate social protections into their work. Margaret coordinates a network of researchers and implementers working on child marriage.

  Priya Kath  is the General Secretary of the South Asia Regional Network (SARYIN), a youth-led network run by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) youth volunteers in South Asia. Priya was recently awarded the “Best Youth” award by IPPF for her contribution to the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Priya Kath is the General Secretary of the South Asia Regional Network (SARYIN), a youth-led network run by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) youth volunteers in South Asia. Priya was recently awarded the “Best Youth” award by IPPF for her contribution to the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  Abubakari Kawusada  is the Gender and Governance Manager at NORSAAC, the national secretary of  Girls Not Brides Ghana  and the convener of the Northern Region SDG Platform in Ghana.

Abubakari Kawusada is the Gender and Governance Manager at NORSAAC, the national secretary of Girls Not Brides Ghana and the convener of the Northern Region SDG Platform in Ghana.

  Julio Langa  is an anthropologist from Mozambique with a background in human rights promotion and development work. Julio is the national coordinator of HOPEM, a civil society network working on issues of masculinity, gender quality, SRHR and gender-based violence.

Julio Langa is an anthropologist from Mozambique with a background in human rights promotion and development work. Julio is the national coordinator of HOPEM, a civil society network working on issues of masculinity, gender quality, SRHR and gender-based violence.

  Nora Le Jean  is the Technical Support Unit Coordinator at Equilibre et Populations.

Nora Le Jean is the Technical Support Unit Coordinator at Equilibre et Populations.

  Ed MacBain  is the Executive Director of Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in Malawi.

Ed MacBain is the Executive Director of Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in Malawi.

  Nankali Maksud  is the Coordinator of the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.

Nankali Maksud is the Coordinator of the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.

  Helena Minchew  is Program Associate at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) in the United States, and the co-chair of  Girls Not Brides USA.

Helena Minchew is Program Associate at the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) in the United States, and the co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA.

  Anny Modi  is the Executive Director of Afia Mama.

Anny Modi is the Executive Director of Afia Mama.

  Valerie Msoka  is the Executive Director of the Tanzania Media Women’s Organisation in Tanzania.

Valerie Msoka is the Executive Director of the Tanzania Media Women’s Organisation in Tanzania.

  Alex Munive  is the Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at Plan International.

Alex Munive is the Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion at Plan International.

  Hope Nankunda  is the Executive Director of Raising Teenagers Uganda and the Central Regional Coordinator of  Girls Not Brides Uganda . She is a teacher and counsellor by profession with over 12 years of experience working with students in schools.

Hope Nankunda is the Executive Director of Raising Teenagers Uganda and the Central Regional Coordinator of Girls Not Brides Uganda. She is a teacher and counsellor by profession with over 12 years of experience working with students in schools.

  Shabira Nupur  is the Deputy Director for Advocacy and Justice for Children at World Vision Bangladesh with over 15 years of advocacy experience in the development sector

Shabira Nupur is the Deputy Director for Advocacy and Justice for Children at World Vision Bangladesh with over 15 years of advocacy experience in the development sector

  Catherine Nyambura  is the Advocacy Programme Associate at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). Catherine has over eight years of experience advancing gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa.

Catherine Nyambura is the Advocacy Programme Associate at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET). Catherine has over eight years of experience advancing gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa.

  Godfrey Ochieng Okumu  is the Programs Coordinator at the Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment (NIGEE). Godfrey has over 14 years of experience in management and provision of technical support to integrated youth social change interventions in Kenya.

Godfrey Ochieng Okumu is the Programs Coordinator at the Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment (NIGEE). Godfrey has over 14 years of experience in management and provision of technical support to integrated youth social change interventions in Kenya.

  Habiba Osman  is a Program Specialist at UN Women Malawi, responsible for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls Program (EVAWG) and human rights portfolio on child marriage.

Habiba Osman is a Program Specialist at UN Women Malawi, responsible for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls Program (EVAWG) and human rights portfolio on child marriage.

  Amjad Rabi  is the Deputy Representative and Senior Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Malaysia, having worked in UNICEF country offices in Nepal, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Argentina and the UNICEF headquarters in New York.

Amjad Rabi is the Deputy Representative and Senior Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Malaysia, having worked in UNICEF country offices in Nepal, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Argentina and the UNICEF headquarters in New York.

  Anita Raj  is the Director of UC San Diego’s Center on Gender Equity and Health. Her research centres on reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health as well as the public health impact of gender inequities.

Anita Raj is the Director of UC San Diego’s Center on Gender Equity and Health. Her research centres on reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health as well as the public health impact of gender inequities.

  Rashmila Shakya  is the Programmes Director at Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) Nepal.

Rashmila Shakya is the Programmes Director at Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) Nepal.

  Aarati Sharma  is the Programme Coordinator of “My Rights, My Voice” at Oxfam International in Nepal, working on child, early and forced marriage and violence against women and girls.

Aarati Sharma is the Programme Coordinator of “My Rights, My Voice” at Oxfam International in Nepal, working on child, early and forced marriage and violence against women and girls.

  Perla Vazquez  is a youth advocate and a Project Manager at the CAMY Fund in Mexico.

Perla Vazquez is a youth advocate and a Project Manager at the CAMY Fund in Mexico.

  Mieke Vogels  works on health and HIV in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. Mieke is a member of the steering committee of the UNICEF-UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage and takes part in steering committee meetings of the alliances of Dutch NGOs working on child marriage. 

Mieke Vogels works on health and HIV in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. Mieke is a member of the steering committee of the UNICEF-UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage and takes part in steering committee meetings of the alliances of Dutch NGOs working on child marriage. 


The International Planning Team had its first call on 27 October 2017. Read the minutes from the meeting


 

Going Green

The Global Meeting is going green…

Girls Not Brides is committed to minimising the environmental impact of the 2018 Global meeting.

How will we do this?

Low paper: No paper handouts. Please bring limited number of publications. - If you really must print, do it onsite with recommended sustainable suppliers.

No plastic: No “Single-use” plastic items will be distributed or sold in the meeting venue.

Zero-waste: Only materials that can be reused, recycled or composted are allowed on site.

Go digital. We will provide information digitally wherever possible. Consider sharing information about your organisation by email, website, or by including QR (quick response) codes on display-only publications. 

Everybody attending the Global Meeting should consider:

Giveaways

If you choose to give out gifts or promotional material, we encourage you to offer useful and reusable items such as travel mugs, aluminium water bottles etc. Consider products that convey a green or socially responsible message, are reusable and which have been produced ethically, using environmentally-friendly materials (such as organic unbleached natural fibres, recycled, nontoxic or biodegradable materials. See full list of authorised and prohibited materials below [anchor link below].

Any leftover items that cannot be recycled, composted or taken back home should be donated to a local charity or institution. Please contact us for details on donations.

Energy consumption

Please turn off lights and equipment when not in use. Use energy-efficient electronic devices where possible, and make sure you enable energy-saving features on all electronic equipment.

Sustainable waste management

Please help us to ensure the Global Meeting is:

  • Low paper: see above
  • Plastic-free: Do not use plastic items such as plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic cups, straws, and plastic packaging.
  • Zero-Waste: minimise waste where possible. Only bring true essentials with you to the Global Meeting. Replace any non-sustainable products with reusable, recyclable or compostable alternatives.
  • Help us recycle: There will be well-marked recycling stations through the convention centre.

Shipping

Avoid shipping materials to the venue that can be sourced or printed locally. There will be a space for publications to be displayed. This is limited to a couple of copies per organisation, and there will be no storage facility for extra copies.   

Food and drink

Food and drink will be provided by the convention centre and will serve:  

- Locally sourced food (sustainable and seasonal where possible)

- Vegetarian/vegan options

- No endangered species on menu

- Fair-trade products (where possible)

- Food with minimal packaging

- No plastic bottles (water fountains available throughout venue; refillable jugs in rooms)


About Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 800 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

Find out more


The 2015 Global Member Meeting

In May 2015, over 250 Girls Not Brides members gathered in Casablanca, Morocco, for the first Girls Not Brides Global Member Meeting. The meeting aimed to strengthen the global partnership through collaboration, networking and shared learning, and to empower member organisations to build their capacity to end child marriage.

Watch the panel discussions

Check out resources from the meeting

Read the press release


Past regional or thematic conferences

Since 2011, Girls Not Brides has held five large scale meetings:

  • Two workshops on national level collaboration: one in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2016, and one in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013.
  • An Africa regional meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012.
  • A South Asian regional meeting in Delhi, India, in 2012.
  • An inception meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2011.

Girls Not Brides has also organised several member meetings on specific topics, such as the Theory of Change to end child marriage, as well as side meetings at of large international events, such as the 2014 Girl Summit in London and the Africa Girl Summit in Zambia in 2015.