Call for membership: FP2020 Market Dynamics Working Group

Application deadline: 6 September 2013

Selected Working Group members will provide technical guidance and expertise on global market shaping activities in the effort to reach 120 million more women and girls in the world’s poorest countries with access to lifesaving contraceptive information, services and supplies by 2020

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) has announced an open, international call for applications to its fourth and final working group. The goal of the Market Dynamics Working Group is to improve the availability, affordability and variety of quality family planning methods in target countries. FP2020’s focus on market dynamics is driven by the need to guarantee the availability of a broad range of contraceptive commodities to meet the goal of reaching 120 million additional women, and to ensure the market is healthy enough to sustain this demand after 2020.

The Market Dynamics Working Group is co-led by John Skibiak from the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and Allen Staple from the Clinton Health Access Initiative. A well-coordinated expert working group focused on addressing tensions and information gaps in the market is expected to unlock new and important opportunities to ensure access to contraceptive supplies and services is expanded to new users.

All applicants will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the FP2020 Task Team and Working Group co-leads. The Working Group will consist of 10 to 20 members. Participation is voluntary and members should expect to give 10% of their time — approximately four hours per week — over a two-year term. Membership selections will be endorsed by the Reference Group.

Participation in the Market Dynamics Consultative Network, also voluntary, is open to all interested partners. Members of the Consultative Network will be engaged periodically for input on Working Group activities.

About Family Planning 2020 (FP2020)

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the right of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have. FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multi-lateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. FP2020 is an outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where more than 20 governments made commitments to address the policy, financing, delivery and socio-cultural barriers to women accessing contraceptive information, services and supplies. Donors also pledged an additional US$2.6 billion in funding.

Led by an 18-member Reference Group, guided technically by Working Groups, operated daily by a Task Team and hosted by the United Nations Foundation, FP2020 is based on the principle that all women, no matter where they live, should have access to lifesaving contraceptives. FP2020 is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s global effort for women’s and children’s health, Every Woman Every Child. For more information, visit: