Program

The seventh Global Forum will seek to: a) Expand knowledge of how social accountability can help make the COVID-19 recovery inclusive, equitable and accountable, b) Build consensus on how to make the most of civil society society-led efforts that complement the public sector’s own, as a part of whole of society approaches to the COVID-19 response; and, c) Underscore the priority of the health dimension, including vaccination, and the role of collaborative social accountability in addressing emerging challenges.

The Forum will take place online from May 10 to 13, with sessions from 7:30 to 10:30 am EDT. Click on the links below to access each day’s agenda.

The Forum includes a number of thematically focused plenary panels, spaces for interaction such as  ‘social cafés’ as well as a blend of formal discussions and informal activities.

 

THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES PRIOR TO THE FORUM.

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Monday, May 10

7:30 – 8:00

Welcome, Forum Overview, and Informal Engagement

Bahar Salimova, Forum Moderator, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, IEG, World Bank 

Louise Cord, Global Director, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, World Bank 

8:00 – 8:10    

Official Opening

Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank 

8:10 – 8:35  

Keynote Speech

Elsie Eyakuze, Tanzanian Citizen

8:35 – 9:00

Informal Activity - Bucket List Challenge

9:00 – 10:00

 

Panel 1: Social Accountability and COVID Vaccination

This session will examine access, equity and distribution issues affecting COVID-19 vaccination and actors undermining uptake and effectiveness – from vaccine hesitancy to corruption risks; how social accountability processes could address these challenges; and, entry points for synergies between public sector and civil society-led processes. 

Moderator: Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice of the World Bank

Panelists: Andrew Lavali, Executive Director, Institute for Governance Reform (IGR), Sierra Leone, Eric Sarriot, Senior Manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, George Osei-Bimpeh, Country Director of SEND GHANA, Sundas Warsi, Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme (CHIP), Pakistan

10:00 – 10:20

Social Café

10:20 – 10:30

Takeaways and Closing of Day 1

 

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Tuesday, May 11

 

7-30 – 7-35

Forum Daily Recap

7:35 – 8:30

Panel 2: Social Accountability for Integrity in COVID-19 Financing

In this session, we will discuss how collaborative social accountability processes might help to strengthen transparency, accountability and integrity of COVID-19 financing and spending, to mitigate the risks of mismanagement of funds and corruption. It will explore how the COVID-19 crisis could be turned into an opportunity to strengthen accountability relationships in health systems and programing.

Moderator: Ann-Sofie Jespersen, Sr. Governance Specialist, GPSA

Panelists: Rosalind McKenna, Team Manager, Public Health Program Financing Division at Open Society Foundations (OSF), Constantin Cearanovski, Positive Initiative, Moldova, Kahramon Bakozoda, CEO Zerkalo  Tajikistan, Teodora Recalde, Director of Public Budget of the Paraguay Ministry of Finance

 

Panel organized in partnership with:

8:30 – 8:50

Social Café

8:50 – 9:00

Informal Activity

9:00 – 10:00

Panel 3:  Social Accountability and Paths to Scale

This session will explore lessons from GPSA grants about synergy between social accountability and public sector interventions for pathways to scale, as envisioned in the GPSA’ theory of action; illumination of these processes by emerging evaluations and research; and, why this is important to the pandemic response and a stronger recovery.

Moderator: Ingo Wiederhofer, Practice Manager, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, World Bank

Panelists: Tom Aston, CEDIL/SALT project, Helena Skember, Country Director, United Purpose Mozambique, Dra Ana de Lurdes C.E. Cala, Mozambique Ministry of Health, National Directorate of Medical Assistance, Head of the Central Department for Quality and Humanization, H.E. Ngy Chanphal, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior and Vice-Chair, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development of Cambodia.

 

Panel organized in partnership with the Scaling Social Accountability for Health: Leveraging Public Policies and Programmes project, including:

10:00 – 10:20

Social Café

10:20 – 10:30

Takeaways and Closing of Day 2

 

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Wednesday, May 12

 

7:30-7:35

Forum Daily Recap

7:35 – 8:40

Panel 4: Voices from the Field and GPSA Update and Future Plans

Part I: GPSA Global Partners’ Experiences and Lessons in the COVID-19 Response

Current and former GPSA grant partners will relate their experiences in the COVID-19 response: what approaches were most effective, and lessons; specific challenges to the operational response; nature of their collaboration with government and other stakeholders; whether inequality or exclusion were factors in the response; the overall country conditions for civil society and if unique to COVID-19.

Moderator: Izabella Toth, Head of Unit, External Relations and Business Development, Cordaid   

Panelists: Harilanto Ravelomanantsoa, CIMSI/GPSA Project Manager, SAHA, Madagascar, Abdellahi O. Awah, Project coordinator, Eco-développement, Mauritania, Junito Drias, Advocacy Manager, Wahana Wisi Indonesia, Consolatrice Uwingabire, Project Manager, TI Rwanda.
 

Part II: GPSA Update and What’s Ahead

In this session, The GPSA Program Manager will present an update of the Program and elaborate on future directions, opportunities and challenges.

Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, GPSA

 

8:40 – 9:00

Engagement Space

In this space, the GPSA will solicit ideas and inputs from participants on the future of GPSA.

9:00 – 9:05

Informal Activity

9:05 – 10:00

Panel 5: Social Accountability for Stronger Health Systems

In this session, we will discuss how collective action and collaborative social accountability processes, as part of a ‘whole of society’ approach, are shaping the COVID-19 emergency response and recovery in the short term, and how these approaches can be leveraged for more resilient and inclusive health systems over the medium term. 

Moderator: Mickey Chopra, HNP Global Lead for Service Delivery 

Panelists: Jodi Charles, USAID Global Health, Kaustuv Bandyopadhyay, Director, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu, Head, Quality Management Unit, PPMED, Ministry of Health Ghana, Carolina Vaira, TTL, MASAM project.

 

 

Panel organized in partnership with USAID’s Global Health Unit

10:00 – 10:20

Social Café

10:20 – 10:30

Takeaways and Closing of Day 3

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Thursday, May 13

 

8:00 – 8:05

Forum Daily Recap

8:05 – 8:45

Forum Recap and Closing Remarks

Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, GPSA

Louise Cord, Global Director, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, World Bank

Gopa Kumar K Thampi, Senior Advisor, The Asia Foundation, and GPSA Steering Committee Current Co-Chair

Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank, and GPSA Steering Committee Co-Chair.

8:45 – 9:00

Memory Book

9:00 – 9:15

Forum Closing

 

Read the GPSA Forum Brief for additional information in this year's theme of the conference. To access additional resources relevant to this year's theme, please visit Forum's Reading List.