International Social and Behavior Change Summit, Morocco, 30 March 2020

12 February, 2020

(forwarded from CORE Group - if any HIFA members are going to this and are willing to help publicise HIFA at the conference, please let me know: )

Time is Running Out

You won’t want to miss out on the rich lineup of keynote speakers, presentations of the latest research and trends in SBCC and the chance to network with more than 1,500 people in the field.

So register today for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Summit. The deadline is Feb. 21. Register now

New this year: Youth champions. Rising stars in SBCC from around the world have been selected to set the youth agenda for the five-day gathering and make sure that the voices of the future have a seat at the table.

Meet a few of them:

Mireille Umutoni Sekamana is a designer committed to using her expertise to empower young people in Rwanda to know their rights and have the information and agency to be in control of their future. Since 2016, she has worked with YLabs Rwanda to develop engaging and entertaining digital platforms that both resonate with young people and provide them critical information and access to services. Last year, she was one of 1000 talents who attended the UNLEASH Innovation Lab to create solutions on challenges around SDGs.

Balqees Shahin hails from Jordan and is currently working toward a master’s degree in public health in Hungary. She has been a HeForShe advocate and a youth advisory board representative with UNICEF MENA. She has been a participant, facilitator and trainer at more than 10 workshops and conferences with UNICEF, UN Women and Erasmus+.

Innocent Grant is a clinical officer and a self-motivated youth leader in Tanzania, who specializes in managing digital media for reproductive health promotion. He founded and manages the “Contraceptive Conversations” project and is a founder of the “Her story is my story” project, which advocates for providing young people with access to sexual health information and friendly services.

Sponsor a young person: We had 378 young people from 59 countries apply for scholarships to the Summit and could only award scholarships to a small percentage of them. Please consider helping young SBCC practitioners from countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nicaragua, Ghana, St. Lucia and Bangladesh to attend. Donate now

Other Important Updates

Exhibit booths and auxiliary events Purchasing a booth or organizing a side event can get you face-to-face with highly-engaged SBCC professionals. Learn more here.

Who is attending? Take a look at our Participating Organizations page to see who will be represented at the Summit. Keep checking back as more people register every day.

Springboard group For those looking to connect with other Summit participants and presenters, visit the Springboard group, set up as a space to make connections before and after the Summit.

The 2020 Summit is brought to you by:

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


Puntos de Encuentro

Soul City Institute for Social Justice

Social Change Factory

Digital Green

American University of Beirut Center for Public Health Practice

RTS Group

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: