The Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH teams are heading to Kigali, Rwanda for the International Conference on Family Planning, which takes place from November 12 to 15. If you are attending the conference, be sure to look for us!
Stop by our booth
Visit us in booth #59 to learn about the latest developments in the field of social and behavior change. Don’t miss your chance to meet with our social and behavior change experts and pick up copies of our latest publications.
Participate in our side events
We will be hosting five sold-out conference side events. Check out the links below to learn more and to reserve a spot on the waiting list:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Provider Behavior Change: What Do We Know? What More Do We Want To Know?
There is recent and increasing attention in the social and behavior change community on how the attitudes and behaviors of health care providers influence the care and support they provide. Join Breakthrough RESEARCH and engage with fellow researchers and program implementers in an interactive session, where you will get a chance to discuss a framework for assessing provider behavior change programming, share recent research experiences on this topic, and discuss priorities for social and behavior change research and learning.
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rubber, Meet Road: Testing a New Male Engagement Advocacy Tool
On the eve of the Fifth International Conference on Family Planning, Breakthrough ACTION invites you to explore its newest Advancing Male Engagement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health: An Advocacy Tool. During this session, participants will learn about the tool and test first-hand its proposed approach to advocating for increased investment and implementation among local government, donor, and family planning and reproductive health program implementers.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Integrated Social and Behavior Change Programming: What Do We Know? What More Do We Want To Know?
Calls for integration of social and behavior change programs across health and development sectors abound. Understanding how, why, and when such integration has the most effect or impact remains murky. Join Breakthrough RESEARCH and engage with fellow researchers and program implementers in an interactive session, where you will get a chance to discuss the framing of integrated social and behavior change programming, share recent research experiences on this topic, and discuss priorities for research and learning.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
1:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Interactive Provider Behavior Change Laboratory
Breakthrough ACTION invites you to step inside the laboratory of an applied behavioral economist through an interactive workshop exploring provider behavior change.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
From Improv to Empathy: Exploring and Enhancing Provider Behaviors
During this interactive, lighthearted session hosted byBreakthrough ACTION, participants will get a firsthand look at, and a chance to try, successful approaches to improving provider behavior, including mobile-based video skits, role-play, and values clarifications exercises. Participants will join family planning leaders to discuss their perspectives on the challenge of addressing provider attitudes and share reflections on these alternative approaches that can help improve rights-based counseling.
Win prizes with Springboard
If you’re not already a member of the Springboard for Social and Behavior Change online community, you’ll want to be before you land in Kigali! Springboard’s Biggest User competition will kick off on Monday, November 12. Members of the ICFP Springboard Groupwill compete for prizes during the conference. Everyone is invited to participate and earn points for completing activities such as providing a summary of a session or posting a photo.