Acting on the Call Summit 2017, Addis Ababa
Theme: Overcoming Critical Barriers to Maternal and Child Survival
Date: August 24 – 25, 2017
Venue: African Union Conference Center
Hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and India, the 2017 Acting on the Call conference is a meeting of Ministers and high level policy makers from both the public and private sectors from 24 countries. The organization of this conference has been supported by many partner organizations such as USAID, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NGOs as well as private sector actors. This conference is designed to:
This meeting will build upon the three previous Call-to-Action/ Acting-on-the-Call Conferences, specifically recalling the commitment made at the 2015 meeting in New Delhi.
Audience of the Conference:
High-level policy makers and influencers from 24 countries such as Health Ministers, representatives of International Organizations, NGOs, faith-based organizations, civil society and the private sector.
Objectives of the Conference:
Key sub-themes of the Conference:
Format of the Conference:
Most of the conference will be held in plenary sessions. The opening session will focus on welcoming guests, recounting the successes thus far and setting the stage for this year’s conference. The closing session will focus on renewing and strengthening partnerships to advance the commitments made over the course of the conference. Ministers and other high-level heads of delegations will have a conclave to discuss best practices and the way forward.
The event will feature a marketplace to offer partners and organizations an opportunity to share successful projects and approaches. There will be time built into the agenda for both a high-level walk through of the marketplace as well as time for attendees to visit.