The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. More information here: https://wd2019.org/.
ACTION will be hosting several side events and will have a booth in Women Deliver's Fueling Station (booth # 1026+1031) for exhibitors.
Join us for these exciting sessions with ACTION partners and allies
Sunday, June 2
With the Youth, Through Nutrition, For the World
6–8pm | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 301
Join the SUN Youth Leaders for Nutrition for a youth-friendly, interactive event to discuss adolescent nutrition around the world and the launch of the Adolescent Nutrition Advocacy Toolkit. There will be opportunities to hear from panelists and discuss nutrition advocacy and to make your commitment to change in nutrition via the pledge wall. Open to conference delegates only.
Monday, June 3
Better Together: Solidarity Groups to Improve Women and Girls' Well-being
9–11am | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 213 (learn more)
Join speakers from RESULTS Canada, Grameen Foundation, and the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership to learn about cross-sectoral programming that improves the welfare of women and their households and drives demand for your services. Open to conference delegates only. RSVP here.
Walk in Their Shoes: Gender and the world's deadliest infectious disease, tuberculosis
12:30–2pm | Canada Pavilion: Steamworks ▪ 375 Water St. Vancouver
Grab lunch, win prizes, and learn about the tuberculosis epidemic through the eyes of different women around the world in their journey to survive the disease. Hosted by RESULTS Canada, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, and the Stop TB Partnership. Free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Tuesday, June 4
Women and Girls Metrics: Influencing Shifts in Global Health Financing
6:30–8am | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 221
ACTION’s interactive session will explore how gender data can be leveraged to inform health transitions’ inequality parameters so that women and girls in low- and middle-income countries have an equal opportunity to thrive in a changing health landscape. Open to conference delegates only. RSVP here.
Foodies that give a fork!
6–8am | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 116–117
Celebrity chefs, nutrition leaders, and advocates will wake us up with delicious recipes and empowering life stories about the importance of nutrition. Open to conference delegates only. No RSVP necessary.
Power Up! Six Ways to Fuel Happy, Healthy Children
6–8pm | Canada Pavilion: Steamworks ▪ 375 Water St. Vancouver
Join WaterAid Canada, Right To Play, and RESULTS Canada for an evening of games, dance performances, healthy snacks, and fun and interactive displays in celebration of the power of children and youth. Free to attend and open to the public. RSVP here.
Wednesday, June 5
Investing in Impact! Investing sustainably for women, adolescents and girls
10:30am–12pm | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 217–219
Chris Dendys, executive director of RESULTS Canada, will moderate this concurrent session on sustainable development financing with representatives from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and the Global Financing Facility. Open to conference delegates only. No RSVP necessary.
Gavi Facebook Live Interview
2:30–3pm | Online only: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Facebook page
Tune in to Facebook and follow Gavi to watch and participate in a live interview with Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao, managing director of resource mobilisation and private sector partnerships at Gavi, and Jessica Posner Odede, CEO of Girl Effect. A lively discussion moderated by Chris Dendys discussing how Girl Effect and Gavi work together to increase demand for HPV vaccines in low-income countries. Free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Thursday, June 6
Power of Community Networking
10:30am–12pm | Vancouver Convention Centre Room 223–224