The Gates Institute announces a new $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support convenings of scientific policy and program-oriented meetings and events and for core staff to collaborate with other donors in developing innovative projects.
This grant builds on previous investments that established the Gates Institute as an entity with global influence and impact, with a focus on cutting-edge research, policy and advocacy work; innovating in developing performance monitoring platforms; and scaling up urban reproductive health. It also enables the Institute to sustain its partnerships with other donors in mobilizing youth and young people in the family planning movement, and to advance its work in demographic dividend.
“This investment recognizes the Gates Institute’s significant contributions to the family planning field, and its reputation as a neutral and respected convener of scientific meetings, including the International Family Planning Conference (ICFP),” said Mr. Jose Rimon II, director of the Gates Institute and senior scientist in the department of population, family and reproductive health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The ICFP is the largest global scientific gathering of its kind, and is hosted by the Institute every two years in collaboration with a host country and more than 100 organizations and donors.