In March of 2020 many professionals increasingly turned to virtual solutions to meet with colleagues, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As this was a new shift for most of us, the WHO/IBP Network published Going Virtual: Tips for Hosting an Effective Virtual Meeting. While the COVID-19 pandemic showed us the power and importance of virtual meetings to continue our essential work, it also reminded us how important face-to-face interactions are for networking and relationship building. Now that virtual meetings have become a routine part of our work, many have shifted their focus to hosting hybrid meetings, where some people are participating in-person and some join remotely. In this post, we explore the benefits and challenges of hosting a hybrid meeting as well as our tips for hosting an effective hybrid meeting.
Connecting Conversations was an online discussion series centered on exploring timely topics in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (AYSRH). The series occurred over the course of 21 sessions grouped into themed collections and held across 18 months, from July 2020 to November 2021. Over 1000 speakers, young people, youth leaders, and those working in the AYSRH field from across the globe convened virtually to share the experiences, resources, and practices that have informed their work. Knowledge SUCCESS recently completed an evaluation of the Connecting Conversations series.
How can hands-on, collaborative approaches - like design thinking - help us re-imagine knowledge management in family planning and reproductive health? Participants from four regional co-creation workshops share their experience.
Knowledge SUCCESS désire vous présenter son agent régional dédié à la gestion des connaissances en Afrique de l'Ouest. Aissatou THIOYE est la représentante de notre équipe en Afrique de l'Ouest. Elle a rejoint notre récent atelier régional, qui a réuni des professionnels de la PF / SR de toute l'Afrique francophone pour concevoir une prochaine génération de solutions de connaissances. Ce sont ses réflexions de l'atelier.
In this Q&A, our Knowledge Solutions Team Lead breaks down how Knowledge SUCCESS is putting people front and center to design solutions that work best for the family planning and reproductive health community.
More and more of us find ourselves working remotely and connecting online rather than (or in addition to) face-to-face. Our colleagues at the IBP Network share how they successfully convened their regional meeting virtually when the COVID-19 pandemic changed their plans.