Posted on: April 27, 2020
The 120 Under 40 project kicked off the new year with an exciting new youth led podcast, Candid Conversations: real people, real stories, real impact.
Candid Conversations is a podcast that invites family planning and reproductive health champions from around the globe to chat about current topics in family planning and reproductive health, as well as share their personal journeys, the challenges they've faced, what excites them about the future.
The podcast seeks to demystify what it means to be a “family planning champion” by creating a space where guest can let their guard down and casual conversations can take place; inviting other young family planning leaders to be inspired by and learn from the 120 Under 40 winners, while also giving a much needed youth perspective of working in the family planning space, what their vision is beyond 2020 and some advice for others seeking to make a positive impact in their communities. You can subscribe on Apple podcast, Google Play, Spotify or their YouTube channel.
Click here to tune in to their latest episode: Designing your life, non-negotiables and finding your onions!
About 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders
120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders recognizes and highlights the young people who are making a difference in family planning and reproductive health worldwide. It is led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with sponsorship from Bayer. The program recently identified the final cohort of winners and now has 120 family planning champions worldwide, each winner received $1,000, furnished by the Gates Institute, to continue their work in family planning. Additionally, winners have the opportunity to receive scholarships to attend the Gates Institute Global Health Leadership Accelerator, the International Conference on Family Planning and to apply for additional funds made available through the Ingenuity fund. The Ingenuity fund was created to give the 120 Under 40 young leaders a chance to set their creative ideas in motion, the concept underpinning this fund is “small is beautiful,” recognizing that seemingly small actions can have a huge impact. This global project shines a light on the “positive disruptions” made by young leaders in family planning, enabling others to model their behavior and build on their success.
Follow 120 Under 40 on Twitter @120under40 and check out their website: www.120under40.org
This text was created by Carolina Salmeron, Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.