5th National Conference on Population, Health and Environment Call for Abstracts

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5th National Conference on Population, Health and Environment Call for Abstracts

Conference Theme is Mainstreaming PHE in CCA-DRR: Toward the Attainment of Inclusive Growth

Human Development • Poverty Reduction • Environmental Sustainability • Disaster and Risk Reduction • Biodiversity Conservation •  Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation •  Child Health/Survival • Migration • Adolescent Health • Women’s Health • HIV/AIDS • TB • Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases • Governance • Policy/Advocacy • Education

The National PHE Network invites you to submit an abstract that share learnings on how the PHE network members and partners pursued the use of the PHE approach in influencing programs in CCA-DRR initiatives; and ensure the integration of the PHE approach in the enhanced inclusive growth paradigm in accordance with the vision of the Philippine Development Plan.

Specific objectives of the 5th conference are the following:

1.    Familiarize and update members about  the  inclusive growth paradigm and how it applies to the integrated programming of PHE strategies, for instance in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts;

2.    Learn from the experiences of partners and allied networks in using the integrated PHE approach based on the PHE M&E indicators;

3.    Identify public and private partnership opportunities that the PHE Network and its allied networks can pursue using the “inclusive growth paradigm” for a broader spectrum of sectors;

4.    Plan for actions to be pursued in research, policy advocacy, IEC and capacity building in mainstreaming the PHE approach.

Submission Guidelines for Abstracts:

Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract:

Each abstract submission must include the contact information for the presenter, the abstract text, and a brief narrative biography of the presenter.

  • A presenter may submit only one abstract for consideration.
  • Only one author can be listed as the presenter. Co-authors are welcome to attend the session, but cannot be featured as a presenter.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • All abstracts must be limited to 450 words.  Please use Times New Roman 12 font. Handwritten abstracts and paper copies will not be accepted. The title and designated presenter are not included in the word count. Headings within the abstract are included in the word count. Any abstract longer than 450 words will be returned.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out at first use.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Conference Secretariat must receive your abstract by no later than March 31, 2014.

Criteria for Selection: 

Abstracts will be judged based on their direct relevance to the conference theme of scaling up PHE in the four dimensions: (1) geographically, (2) programmatically, (3) organizationally, and (4) sectorally.

In addition, abstracts should highlight new lessons and innovative ideas, along with the ability to share lessons for replication of integrated models.  Authors may include any of, but are not limited to, the following keywords referring to the PHE dimensions and models, e.g., leveraging resources and mobilization by civil society, individual/organizational capacity-building, partnerships and alliance building, increasing program effectiveness, including new sectors, expanding pilot projects, strengthening organizational support, accessing new and innovative funding resources and sustainable mechanisms, strengthening leadership, learning from outside the Philippines, expanding the policy agenda, increasing research in PHE and good governance.

Guidelines for Abstract Contents:

Please follow these guidelines for the content and flow of your abstract and present it in a brief or summarized format:

  • Abstract Title: How does your study, program or initiative demonstrate mainstreaming PHE in CCA-DRR and/or in pursuing inclusive growth?
  • Presenter and co-authors/partners: Who was involved in your study, program, or activity? Is the primary person involved the one who will make the presentation if the abstract is accepted? Who assisted in the study or program?
  • Learning Objective: What will participants learn as a result of attending this presentation?  An example of a learning objective is: Participants will be able to explain a model for a NGO – local government partnership and key steps in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • Background: What was the purpose of your study, program, or campaign? What were the key objectives? When and where did it take place? How long did it last? How many people were involved in the study, program or policy initiative? How much did it cost?
  • Design/Methods: How was your study, program, or initiative conducted or implemented?
  • Examples for your study/program: How were the data collected and analyzed? (Cite methods used.)
  • Results/Outcome or Current Efforts and Implications: What are the results or outcomes of your study, program or initiative? What is the outcome of CCA-DRR and/or inclusive growth effort? What population, health or environment improvements have been made? What have been additional documented benefits (such as better community cohesion, greater outcomes for initial capital investments, or increased livelihood opportunities)?
  • Conclusions: What have we learned from the study or program that merits further research/action or will be useful for replication in other studies/programs/campaigns? What are the implications and conclusions as indicated by the data? What is the potential applicability or replication in other settings, particularly for a country like the Philippines?

Review and Notification:

Your abstract will be submitted to a review committee. The conference organizers will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted on/before  March 31, 2014. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference on or before April 16, 2014. Accepted papers will be given partial assistance but are encouraged to seek institutional support for presentation.

Baguio City is located 5 hours from Metro Manila. It is a highland retreat in the Grand Cordillera in Northern Luzon that has made its mark as a premiere tourist destination with its cool climate, foggy hills, panoramic views and lovely flowers.

Send Your Abstract and inquiries thru the following :
The Conference Host, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, Inc.
#50 Dona Hemady St. New Manila, Quezon City

Nandy Senoc, Executive Director  c/o Nitz Dominado, [email protected]
Telephone 0949-1921239 / 0916-5227372 or landline 92-7226466 loc 103
cc. Ma. Corazon Dela Paz, Conference Coordinator – [email protected]
Rowena R. Boquiren, Ph.D., Program Committee member – [email protected]