IPPF-ESEAOR will serve as the host of FP2030 Asia Pacific Regional Hub starting this year. This is the fourth FP2030 Regional Hub, preceded by the North America and Europe Hub in Washington DC, the East and Southern Africa Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, and the North, West and Central Africa Hub in Abuja, Nigeria. This is part of the ongoing transition of FP2030 - from a single secretariat office in the United States and now to a global support structure and presence. Both FP2030 and IPPF, a pioneering commitment-maker of then FP2020, are delighted to see these hubs come onboard and begin building their staffs and regional networks.
Given its deep connections in the Asia Pacific region, IPPF ESEAOR was chosen by a selection committee composed of regionally diverse multi-sectoral stakeholders reporting to the FP2030 Governing Board. The strategic location of IPPF ESEAOR will be a great advantage to enable the new hub to serve partners across the region, and deliver strategic and timely support to countries related to commitments, localization, accountability, and expansion of the family planning movement in Asia Pacific, due to their expertise and longstanding partnerships.
“Thanks to our member associations across Asia and the Pacific, we’ve been active for 70 years,” said Kate Gilmore, Chair, Board of Trustees, IPPF. “On behalf of IPPF globally, we are honored and privileged to host the FP2030 Asia the Pacific Hub.
“Our vision for this partnership is to bring the spotlight back to how important and crucial having access to information and contraceptives is for women,” added Tomoko Fukuda, Regional Director for IPPF ESEAOR.
Launching the Asia and the Pacific Hub is a critical next step in building the FP2030 Global Support Network, a structure designed to ensure greater support, collaboration and country-led direction to the partnership.
The new FP2030 partnership is the result of careful work planning and consultation with stakeholders all over the world.
“We’re keeping the best of FP2020 — the convening power of the partnership, the collaborative platforms, the dedication to high-quality data and evidence, the unswerving commitment to the rights and needs of women and girls — while embracing changes that emphasize country leadership, inclusion, equity, transparency, and mutual accountability,” said Dr. Samukeliso Dube, FP2030 Executive Director.
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