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July 2020

Twitter chat @devex: Global Response & Gender Data

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How data can support women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis?

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Webinar: Adolescent health and well-being in times of COVID-19

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The first of a series to address the growing need for information and action among global adolescents as countries plan to reopen schools. 29 July 2020

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August 2020

UN International Youth Day 12 August 2020

August 12

IYD 2020 Concept Note The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced. As the United Nations turns 75, and with only 10 years remaining to make the 2030 Agenda a reality for…

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September 2020

Webinar – Catalyzing Innovation in TB Care: Solutions During COVID-19 and Beyond 16 September 2020

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11 am -12 pm EAT 9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT 3:00 pm CEST 6:30 pm IST Agenda 9:00 am Welcome 9:05 am TB During COVID – A Survivor’s Perspective 9:10 am Announcement of DR-TB Lifeline QFC Awardees 9:15 am Conversation with a QFC Awardee 9:30 am Panel Discussion on TB Care During COVID & Beyond 10:00 am Closing Remarks The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world – and taking a particularly devastating toll on the health of…

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Webinar: Avoiding Barriers to Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine 16 September 2020

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1800 EAT 8am EST Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worked to overcome a myriad of challenges when introducing new safe and effective vaccines. While policy makers and health advocates addressed barriers, from understanding disease burden and cost effectiveness to establishing cold chain systems, preventable diseases spread, sicken populations, and cost lives. Learning from the past failures of vaccine introductions will be crucial for ensuring equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Leaders and scientists in the international vaccine field will…

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Call for Applications: Capacity Building Workshop Strategic Advocacy & Litigation for LGBTI Human Rights Defenders in Africa

September 18

Application deadline: 18 September 2020 The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, cordially invites you to apply for the Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Advocacy and Litigation for human rights defenders working on the promotion and protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in Africa. The LGBTI Human Rights Defenders Workshop…

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Accountability Breakfast 2020 at the UN General Assembly

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

29 September 2020, 8am. -12pm EDT, 3 pm - 7 pm EAT   Hosted by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), White Ribbon Alliance and Every Woman Every Child, the event will build on outcomes from the recent “Lives in the Balance” COVID-19 summit, and bring together a wide range of stakeholders from governments to grass-roots organizations, people with power to make changes and people calling for those changes to be made. Led by the Rt Hon…

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Call for Applications: “My Voice My Action” campaign

September 30

Application deadline: 30 September 2020   The African Union is launching a call for applications for all African CSOs interested in being part of the "My Voice My Action" campaign and actively involved in the WPS agenda. The year 2020 represents a landmark in efforts to promote and protect women’s rights both globally and continentally. It marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the twentieth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325; the seventeenth anniversary…

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October 2020

Webinar: Money, Power, and “Capacity Development” in Africa – Perspectives from Civil Society Organizations

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

8am -9am EDT, 3pm-4pm EAT "Capacity development” of local civil society organizations (CSOs) in sub-Saharan Africa has become a key strategy among prominent international donors and international intermediary organizations. This raises critical questions about who has power in charting and supporting a CSO’s path to strengthened capacity – and what roles different actors can or should play in advancing the organizational vitality of the African CSO sector. We invite you to join a conversation, co-sponsored by the Aspen Planning and Evaluation…

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Happening now: World Bank Virtual Annual Meetings 2020 12-18 October

October 18

See upcoming events here: This year's theme is #ResilientRecovery. Watch Live events on debt, sustainable recovery, human capital, digital development and poverty.

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Africa Digital Awards

October 24

Submit your entry here by 24 October 2020 : Established in 2019, The Africa Digital Awards is a continental award that honours Africa’s Digital Champions, Innovators and Inventions that are impacting lives, changing cultures and transforming how the continent is leveraging digital. 1. Who Can Enter? The Awards are open to entries from the entire Digital community in Africa. From startups working on digital products to corporate organisations leveraging on digital for transformation. 2. How will Entries be Judged?…

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UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice 26 – 30 October

October 26 - October 30

The virtual edition of this conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both developing and developed countries with a strong public health/COVID-19 emphasis.  Registration opened on 31 August and is ongoing.    This year fees are waived, but we need your help with sponsorship! Please email [email protected] to discuss opportunities with our team.  Thank you for your patience as we prepare for an entirely virtual conference for the first time. We can’t wait to connect with you all! 

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HIV2020 Online: Community Reclaiming the Global Response

October 31

Ongoing:   The HIV2020 Conference has been re-imagined as a series of 2-hour sessions that will take place online between the months of July and October. We will conclude HIV2020 by sharing our learnings and highlights from our virtual event on World AIDS Day 2020 in December. HIV2020 Online is a key population-led, inter-disciplinary, and sex-positive event which reflects messages of affinity, solidarity, and intersectionality. Sessions will range from topics such as increasing funding for community-led responses to HIV to linking HIV with…

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November 2020

Live Launch: Sanitation and Hygiene Fund 17 November 2020

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

4 p.m. CET (10 a.m. EST, 6 p.m EAT) Watch it here: or here: YouTube channel.  No registration is required The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund to be launched on 17 November NEWS NOVEMBER 12, 2020 The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund will be launched during an online event next Tuesday. It is seeking US$2 billion over the coming five years to provide a 21st-century solution to the decades-old crisis on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health. Currently, more than 4 billion people…

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Webinar: Gendered Governance in the Provision of Voluntary Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care in the East African Region

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

How do power dynamics inhibit access to voluntary FP & RH care in East Africa? What policies can be put in place to improve the gender parity in this region? A webinar co-hosted by the Advocacy Accelerator and Amref's Institute of Capacity Development. Register here:  

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Aid Re-Imagined Global Summit 24-25 November 2020

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - November 25 @ 5:30 pm

  The WHAF 2020 Summit will launch and set the scene for the Aid Re-imagined Initiative, addressing the question of what issues specifically and realistically need to be addressed within the aid sector to make it fit for purpose. Some of the topics include: The future state of humanitarianism – what should aid look and feel like? The decolonisation of aid – shifting the power and political balance Local coordination and representation – true partnerships and capacity exchange Who is it for? Local,…

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