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120 UNDER 40 INGENUITY FUND

The 120 Under 40 Ingenuity Fund seeks to galvanize the 120 Under 40 winners to think big and bold about family planning challenges. The fund is designed to reward fresh, inventive thinking that will enable breakthroughs in family planning and reproductive health — the kind of thinking that can cause a “positive disruption” in some aspect of family planning. It is a fitting funding opportunity for the 120 Under 40 winners, who are the next generation of family planning leaders; it will challenge them to grow as thought leaders and to participate even more fully in charting the course of family planning post-2020. It will also result in an injection of additional creative ideas into the thinking around
Funding will range from USD $2,500 to USD $20,000. The concept underpinning this fund is “small is beautiful,” recognizing that seemingly small actions can have a huge impact. 
This opportunity allows the 120 Under 40 winners to not only receive additional also to access a global platform from which share that idea. The funded projects will be presented and shared globally on September 26, 2019, during the Gates Institute World Contraception Day Celebrations.

Applications closed May 7, 2019.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners

Laraib Abid- Pakistan 
Peter Ngure- Kenya
Kizanne James - Trinidad & Tobago
Alison Hathaway- United States of America
Morenike Fajemisin- Nigeria
Lucy Wilson- United States of America

GLOBAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health is pleased to announce that in partnership with Bayer, it will sponsor fifteen 120 Under 40 winners to attend the 2019 Global Health Leadership Accelerator in Baltimore Maryland.

A STIMULATING, INTENSIVE TWO-WEEK LEADERSHIP TRAINING, IN THE COMPANY OF SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS AND MOST ACCOMPLISHED PRACTITIONERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
HOSTED BY THE BILL & MELINDA GATES INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Leadership Accelerator is the second generation of the acclaimed Gates Institute Summer Institute in Reproductive Health and Development, which trained close to 600 mid-career professionals from 71 countries in two- to three-week courses between 1999 and 2014. Attendees hailed from academia, research centers, donors, governments, and NGOs, and were selected for their promise as leaders in global health. Graduates of the Summer Institutes have become government ministers, policy leaders, CEOs of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), parliamentarians, leading researchers and advocates, and even a head of state. 

The new Leadership Accelerator will engage mid-career policy-makers, program managers, advocates and academicians who exhibit exceptional promise and potential for leadership and achievement in global health. 

 OVERVIEW

The two-week Global Health Leadership Accelerator will impart innovative approaches to leadership, program management, policy analysis, strategic planning, communications, advocacy and organizational change. Through dynamic discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will learn new skills, apply them to real-world examples and reflect on what they’ve learned. 

The discussion-based course will be led by the following:

Henry Mosley, MD, MPH - Professor Emeritus, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
Ben Lozare, PhD - Director, Training and Capacity Building, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Robert Blum, MD, MPH, PhD - Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, and Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
Jose Rimon II, MA, PgDip - Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute, and Senior Scientist, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH
Arzum Ciloglu, MPH, DrPH - Technical Lead, Family Planning, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Linda Dillon Jones, PhD - Senior Faculty Development Associate, Johns Hopkins Medicine

(Drs. Mosley and Lozare and Mr. Rimon are the architects and instructors of the much-lauded Strategic Leadership for Health System Transformation course at Hopkins.)

In addition to participating in group instruction, students will collaborate in small groups and create and deliver presentations. 

Complementing the instruction will be a series of Powerful Conversations, featuring eminent figures in public health who have effected transformational change.

WHO IS THE LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR FOR?

  • Mid-career professionals
  • Development professionals from civil societies
  • Government and project leaders
  • Global public health program officers and managers
  • Staff of multilateral, bilateral and private philanthropic organizations
  • Leaders of youth organizations

At the end of the two weeks, participants will have grown from accomplished individuals into effective team leaders who can address complex challenges and maximize opportunities. Participants will return to their organizations and home countries with new leadership, advocacy and communication skills that will enable them to make positive, transformative change and contribute at a higher level to advancing global health.

Specifically, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of self-reflection to clarify one’s values and purpose in life, and understand how one’s mindset (world mental models) shapes the reality that one observes
  • Describe the underlying relationships and deeper patterns that shape it, and identify leverage points for change
  • Engage stakeholders at every level in coalitions to generate a shared vision of a better future
  • Build committed action-learning teams based on shared goals and values, mutual respect, and a willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Negotiate conflict, accepting differences, but taking actions from which all sides can learn and benefit
  • Create organizations with a climate of trust, transparency, mutual cooperation and a desire to learn continuously
  • Realize that leaders are critical at all levels
  • Communicate effectively by holding conversations focused on outcomes, balancing advocacy with inquiry, and clarifying assumptions, beliefs and feelings within oneself and others

 

 

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