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Gender 360 Summit

May 31, 2018

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June 11, 2018

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FHI 360, Academy Hall
1825 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009


The 2018 Gender 360 Summit will explore the intersections of education, health, economic empowerment and gender-based violence among girls, boys and youth of diverse gender identities. We will consider these issues in the context of Positive Girl and Boy Development, which are extensions of the Positive Youth Development approach. Positive Girl Development recognizes the intertwined vulnerabilities that girls and young women face; their strengths, needs and opportunities at different life stages; and the multiple entry points where development activities can make a difference. Positive Boy Development emphasizes the unique strengths, needs and challenges of boys and young men and how to overcome restrictive norms of masculinity that impede the advancement of gender equality.

The summit will highlight innovative approaches and produce action-oriented recommendations on how positive girl and boy development — across gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability — can strengthen educational, health and economic outcomes and significantly reduce gender-based violence.

Participate by livestream:

8:00a–8:30a | REGISTRATION

8:30a–8:45a | WELCOME REMARKS
Andrea M. Bertone, Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Hub, FHI 360
Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360

8:45a–9:00a | KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

9:00a–10:15a | PLENARY PANEL 

Kristin Brady, Director, Youth and Learning, FHI 360
Gary Barker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Promundo
Festus Kisa, Director, Q-Initiative, Kenya
Onaba Payab, Gender Fellow, The Asia Foundation

Moderator: Carolyn Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children, U.S.

10:15a–10:30a | FEATURED SPEAKERS
Antoinette Klatzky, Executive Director, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
Chawanangwa Sitima, Participant, FHI 360 DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe), Malawi 
Mamello Molapo, Senior Gender-based Violence Advisor, AIDSFree, Lesotho (video)

10:30a–10:45a | BREAK

10:45a–12:00p | GENDER LOUNGE
Facilitated, interactive and lively table discussions on topics relevant to gender and development
12:00p–1:15p | LUNCHEON

Fireside Chat: A Conversation Among Young Women Professionals on Power and Privilege in International Development

Lucie Amadou, Senior Program Officer, Counterpart International
Sara Samir, Youth Ambassador, Plan International and Undergraduate Student, Boston College
Katie Giles, Staff Member, International Development Master's Program and Outreach Liaison, Gallaudet University
Taylor Amos, Master’s Candidate, International Development Studies, George Washington University

Moderator: Elise Young, Senior Technical Advisor, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Hub, FHI 360

1:25p–2:40p | SESSION 1: Concurrent Panels 

Track 1. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics): A Life-cycle Approach to Education, Talent Pipelines and Work Transition
Theresia Venance, Gender Officer, Jhpiego, Tanzania
Melanie Thomas Armstrong, Partner, PwC Public Sector
Krista Rigalo, Director, Gender and Social Inclusion, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Maryann Stimmer, Senior Technical Advisor, STEM Programs, School and Community Services, FHI 360

Moderator: Leigh Eagles, Senior Policy Analyst, Education, Global Affairs Canada

Track 2. Girls' Empowerment: Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and DREAMS
Guitunga Laisse, CHASS (Clinical and Community HIV/AIDS Services Strengthening) DREAMS and Gender Technical Advisor, FHI 360, Mozambique
Gloria Ekpo, Senior Technical Advisor and HIV/AIDS Technical Specialist, World Vision U.S.
Somi Kim, Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions, Johnson & Johnson Design
Kabula Shija Michael, DREAMS Initiative Ambassador, Tanzania

Moderator: Janet Saul, Senior Gender Advisor, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy

Track 3. Transforming Harmful Social Norms: Ending Early Forced Marriage, Strengthening Education and Economic Empowerment
Zainab Asiimwe, Associate Director, Economic Empowerment, Women for Women International, Uganda
Soumita Das, Program Manager, Security for Girls’ through Land – The Girls’ Project, Landesa, India
Heran Abebe Tadesse, Senior Gender Advisor, EnCompass LLC, Transform: Primary Health Care Project, Ethiopia
Tosin Akibu, Project Director, Four Pillars PLUS, FHI 360, Nigeria

Moderator: Nazneen Damji, Policy Advisor, Gender Equality, HIV, and Health, UN Women

Track 4. Gender-based Violence (GBV): The Continuum of GBV for Girls and Boys
Ramani Jayasundere, Director, Gender and Justice Program, The Asia Foundation, Sri Lanka
Annie Zulu Banda, Chief of Party, STOP GBV, World Vision, Zambia
Pauline Kabagenyi Ateenyi, Adolescent Health Development Coordinator, REAL Fathers Program, Save the Children, Uganda
Ayman Nagy, Founder, Anti-Harassment Movement, Egypt

Moderator: Nora Fyles, Head of Secretariat, United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) 

Track 5. Cutting Edge Resources: Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality
Yeva Avakyan, Associate Vice President, Gender Equality, Save the Children, U.S.
Hilary Mathews, Director, Strategy and Operations, Gender Justice Team, CARE USA
Sarah Eckhoff, Senior Impact and Measurement Advisor, Gender Justice, CARE USA 

Track 6. Interactive Youth Engagement: Speed Mentoring
Megan Philbin, Program Manager, PwC Public Sector
Lauren Haney, Associate, PwC Public Sector

2:50p–3:20p | Lightning Talks
Daphne de Souza Lima Sorensen, Country Director, Save the Children, Bolivia
Fazel Rahim, Gender and Training Specialist, EnCompass LLC
Catherine Edeh, Mandela Washington Fellow Nigeria and Founder/Coordinator Voice of Disability Initiative, Nigeria

3:20p–3:40p | Break

3:40p–4:55p | SESSION 2: Concurrent Panels

Track 1. STEM: Opportunities and Challenges in the United States
Ron Ottinger, Executive Director, STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Leon Andrews, Director, Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL), National League of Cities
Meridith Maskara, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Reginald McGregor, Manager in the Research & Technology (R&T) Strategy Group, Rolls-Royce Corporation

Moderator: Debbie Zipes, Chief Executive Officer, Debbie Zipes Consulting LLC

Track 2. Girls' Empowerment: Voice, Agency and Power
Lotte Renault, Senior Research and Learning Advisor, CARE USA
Mause Darline Francois, Alumna, Mobility International USA’s (MIUSA) Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) and Program Manager, CBM International, Haiti 
Solomy Awiidi, Legal Officer, MenEngage Alliance, Uganda
Edinson Castaño, Lead Facilitator, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute

Moderator: Lori Adelman, Director, Youth Engagement, Women Deliver

Track 3. Transforming Harmful Social Norms: Advancing Positive Masculinity
Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Senior Education and Gender Advisor, E3/Office of Education, USAID
Besnik Leka, Program Coordinator, CARE International, Balkans
Preston Mitchum, International Policy Analyst, Advocates for Youth
Melanie Yahner, Senior Specialist for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Save the Children, U.S.

Moderators: Laxman Belbase and Solomy Awiidi, MenEngage Alliance

Track 4. Gender-based Violence: Experiences Among Vulnerable Populations
Tamara Obonyo, Protection Coordinator, FHI 360, Nigeria
Daniela Ligiero, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Together for Girls
Rena Janamnuaysook, Program Coordinator, Tangerine Community Health Center, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Thailand
Elizabeth Pender, Senior Humanitarian Protection/GBV Advisor, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), USAID

Moderator: Kelly Cronen, Director, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Chemonics International Inc.

Track 5. Cutting Edge Resources: Transforming Agency, Access and Power (TAAP) Toolkit and Guide for Inclusive Development
Jennifer Collins-Foley, Senior Advisor, Inclusive Development, World Learning
Randal Mason, Principal, Randal Mason Consulting

Track 6. Interactive Youth Engagement: Digital Inclusion
Tasnuba Sinha, Communications Specialist, Digital Financial Services, FHI 360, Bangladesh
Tatiana Jereissati, Coordinator, UNESCO Projects, Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society/Brazilian Network Information Center, Brazil
Alicia Hammond, Gender Specialist, Innovation and Technology, World Bank Group
Mekala Krishnan, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Moderator: Sonia N. Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet and Head of Digital Inclusion Programs, Web Foundation

5:05p–5:20p | KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Katja Iversen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver

Joined by: Ala Oueslati, Global Communication Fellow, Planned Parenthood Global and Young Leader, Women Deliver

5:20p–5:30p | CLOSING REMARKS

Deborah Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, FHI 360

5:30p–7:30p | RECEPTION

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