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Greetings ,

Best wishes. This is a quick update on some aspects of the forthcoming What Works? SBCC Summit, Nusa Dua, Indonesia 16th to 20th April, 2018

  1. ParticipationOver 900 people have registered to attend the Summit. This is excellent. When combined with the 1,300 abstracts submissions received it is further demonstration of the relevance and dynamism of this field of work.
  2. Registration deadline extensionSome organizations have asked for a little more time to register as they work to decide who will attend, secure funding and get travel approved. The Summit venue capacity is 1,200 maximum. For everyone the deadline for registration at this link has been extended to March 30, 2018. Please note that it is first come first served so when we reach the 1,200 number that will be it!
  3. Opportunities to highlight the work of your organisation and support the SummitA reminder (prompt and prod!) that there are the following ways in which your organisation can both heighten the focus on your work and support the Summit itself. Please do give strong consideration to:
    • Becoming a Summit Sponsor – possibilities and benefits are outlined at this link.
    • Taking an exhibition booth – details are at this link.
    • Booking an Auxiliary room for your own meetings – the outline for this process is at this link.
    • On these or any other possibilities please feel free to email me direct wfeek@comminit.com with any questions or issues.
  4. Keynote Speakers confirmed include:
    • Miguel Sabido – the “father” of Entertainment-Education – focus on entertainment-education.
    • Nahla Valji – Senior Gender Adviser in the United Nations’ Executive Office of the Secretary-General – focus on SBCC in the context of the SDGs.
    • David Chiriboga – ex-Minister of Health in Ecuador – focus on equity and SBCC.
    • Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq – Member of Pakistan’s Senate and the prime minister’s point person on polio eradication program – focus on SBCC learnings from the polio experience.
    • Anibal Gaviria – ex-Mayor of Medellin and past Governor of Antioquia in Colombia – focus on public spaces, governance as communication and communication as governance.
  5. Groups and communitiesTo remain up-to-date with the Summit – whether or not you will attend in person – please join the Group: Summit: What Works? Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice

The agenda will be released very soon and the Secretariat and Steering Committee for the Summit can be reviewed at this link.
With many thanks – most happy to answer any questions – Warren

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative
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March 18, 2018
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