Hosted by Global Health Council and the Global Health Fellows Program II, The Future of Global Health Unconference is an event for global health unlike any other. It is a unique opportunity to step outside the usual panel discussion format and engage in meaningful conversation with peers and potential mentors. The goal of TFGH is to foster connections and increase knowledge through conversations among new and established members of the global health community. In previous years, the event has focused on the global health workplace and connecting the next generation of professionals. The breadth of sectors – private, non-profit, government, academic and donor – are usually represented among the event’s discussion group leaders, mentors and attendees.
This event features a variety of mentors, all experienced practitioners in the field of global health, who facilitate dynamic “conversation hubs” on topics around multi-sector partnerships, gender in global health, and pandemic preparedness. Mentors are distinguished global health professionals and have previously included Leslie Heyer, Founder and President of Cycle Technologies; Sarah Degnan Kambou, President of the International Center for Research on Women; and Robert Clay, Vice President of the Department of Global Health at Save the Children, to name a few.
One-on-One Mentor Sessions
Another major component of this event is one-on-one mentor sessions where students and global health professionals of various levels have the opportunity to meet and connect with experienced individuals in the field. These one-on-one mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and have previously included individuals like Tina Flores, Vice President of External Engagement and Communications at Rabin Martin; Jeffrey Jordan, President and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau; and Donald Shriber, Deputy Director for Policy and Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health.
In addition to these main features, TFGH gives attendees opportunities to network with peers and leaders in the field by participating in fun activities such as the photo contest hosted by GHFP-II (winners receive free airline tickets)!
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