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Thu, 14 November - 12:30 - 14:00 EAT
Courtyard 5

The Impact of Social Protection on Vulnerable Populations to address Demographic Diversity

Social protection programmes are a key strategy for addressing the needs of vulnerable groups, including women, older persons, people living with disabilities, youth, and members of minority and marginalized communities. Social protection programmes aim to mitigate chronic or shock-induced poverty, address social risks, and reduce economic vulnerability by enabling poor people to meet their basic consumption needs and improve their livelihoods. This concurrent session will enable social protection programme implementers and actors share experiences and learn from one another on better approaches to deliver social protection programmes. It will also help to how the role of these programmes in achieving a demographic dividend.

Thu, 14 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Data innovations - Using data for action

This lightning session will feature inspirational persons sharing the newest in innovation, technology and data to empower those who are still left behind. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on Interactive theater and Storytelling (13:00) and a live podcast featuring Jayathma Wikramanayake, the SG's Envoy on Youth, (13:45) in the Community Corner.

Thu, 14 November - 14:30 - 16:00 EAT
Lawn Hall

Summit Closing: A Global Call to Action

Over three days, the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will cover over 85 events that chart the path forward for different thematic areas under the ICPD Programme of Action. Stakeholders will announce major commitments to turn novel ideas and agreed best practices into concrete plans for progress. But what will it take to keep the momentum of the Summit all the way through 2030 and beyond? The Summit Closing will be a celebratory and reflective event during which participants have the opportunity to ask themselves, their communities, their governments and their leaders: “What can we do today, tomorrow, and over the course of the next decade, to ensure rights and choices are a reality for all?”

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

SRHR and Women with Disabilities: Bringing Two Movements Together

Women with disabilities have been systematically denied the right to free and informed consent, bodily autonomy and self-determination in making choices about SRH, leading to forced sterilization, abortion and contraception. This underscored why there is an urgent need to ensure SRHR advocacy addresses the rights and needs of women with disabilities. This session aims stakeholders from both movements, and will lay the groundwork for critical advocacy to address these intersectional rights issues. This session is convened by CREA; Kenyan Women with Disability Network; Women with Disability India Network.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 6

Partnering to accelerate women’s economic inclusion, empowerment and health

The private sector is crucial to strengthen women’s health and gender equality and advance sustainable social and economic development. This session will shed light on the business case for investing in women’s health and gender equality in the workplace - for the benefit of women, businesses and society. We are joined by exciting players from the private sector and civil society organisations who will share their experiences and existing opportunities to secure women’s economic empowerment and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, in the workplace. Join us and learn more about current best practice to strengthen female labour force participation, gender equality and health in the world of work. This session is organised by the Danish Family Planning Association, Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries and Federation of Uganda Employers.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT

Harnessing the power of cities for ICPD Programme of Action

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without ensuring safe and sustainable cities. There are many powerful urban leaders and actors raising the bar for smart cities, women-friendly cities, youth-friendly cities and environmentally friendly cities. Today’s urban areas are engines for experimentation, transformation and development. This session will bring together mayors, city activists, local leaders and thought leaders from around the world to discuss the power and potential of urban action.