The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health recently opened voting for 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, their annual event to recognize outstanding young leaders in family planning.
This year, we’re excited to announce that eight CCP and sister organization staff members have been nominated for their innovative and impactful family planning work. Staff from CCP-led projects Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), Project Keneya Jemu Kan and sister organization Center for Communication Programs Nigeria are represented. Learn more about the nominees below and be sure to vote before polls close on June 15th!
Why you should vote for David: “A founding member of FP Voices, David amplifies the work of hundreds of providers, clients, advocates, donors, and implementers by taking their portraits, giving them visibility on a global platform, teaching them photography, and inspiring them.” – Elizabeth Futrell, Content Development Lead, K4Health at CCP
Agung Arnita – Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Indonesia
Why you should vote for Agung: “Agung has incredible energy and passion. She makes crucial links between research and advocacy, working for stronger family planning services for Indonesian women. She has also brought Indonesian stories to the world through Family Planning Voices.” – Sarah Harlan, Learning Director, Knowledge for Health (K4Health) at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Why you should vote for Liz: “A founding member of FP Voices, Elizabeth elevates the stories of hundreds of providers, clients, advocates, donors, and implementers, giving them visibility on a global platform, inspiring them, advocating, and teaching storytelling practices.” – David Alexander, Photoshare Manager at K4Health at CCP
Sarah Harlan – Learning & Partnerships Director, K4Health
Why you should vote for Sarah: “Sarah is a passionate family planning advocate who uses partnerships to enhance knowledge exchange among family planning service providers and program implementers to support access to a range of contraceptive methods and improve FP programs.” – Sara Mazursky, Deputy Project Director at CCP
Victor Imuwahen Igharo – CCP Nigeria Program Manager/Team Lead
Why you should vote for Victor: “Dr. Victor Imuwahen Igharo’s passion for and experience in designing, implementing and evaluating family planning programs for The Challenge Initiative and Axios Foundation makes him a true game-changer in the family planning field in Nigeria.” – Jennifer Guertin, Associate Director, Donor Engagement at The Challenge Initiative
Erin Portillo – CCP Program Officer II
Why you should vote for Erin: “Erin Portillo is a champion when it comes to youth SRH, in particular demand generation and the use of LARCS. In the last year, she’s presented at the WAHO conference (in French) as well as 2016 ICWHI and WSM conference.” – Nominator
Ruwaida Salem – Associate Managing Editor, Global Health: Science and Practice
Why you should vote for Ruwaida: “Ruwaida Salem has worked to advance family planning worldwide for 15 years, most recently by leading a new, open-access peer-reviewed journal (Global Health: Science and Practice) that highlights the ‘how’ of family planning program implementation.”– Tara Sullivan, KM Director at CCP
Mohamed Sangare – ICT Officer, Project Keneya Jemu Kan
Why you should vote for Mohamed: “Dr. Mohamed Sangare is an innovative, energetic, and resourceful creator of ICT interventions to reach more Malians with SBCC on family planning. He recently launched iKolosi, an app to provide correct RH/FP information to Malians.” – Claudia Vondrasek, Francophone Team Leader at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs