Forecasting the Future: Strategy for 2030 Pop-Health-Environment-Agenda

On May 6, 2019, a representative gathering of experts who work on multisectoral projects and programs that integrate family planning gathered at Family Planning 2020 to explore the state of population-healthenvironment issues, articulate collective objectives and strategies, and begin to identify opportunities for strengthened collaboration and action. Working with the Co-Facilitators, Kathleen Mogelgaard and Clive Mutunga, USAID, this meeting was convened to see where we are in the discussion. What we learned through this experience is that articulating collective objectives for our community is hard. At the most basic level, we know that we are interested in advancing and promoting access to voluntary family planning, and we value the many benefits that can arise through policies and programs that embody multisectoral approaches to the achievement of development outcomes. Globally there are many experts who know what must be done and who are part of the FP2020 community. Collective action among these key actors could help propel political and societal/cultural action to address the issues in a way that underscores solutions grounded in the principles of rights and empowerment. One of these approaches is to support FP globally and locally.