Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management Conference August 12 – 14, 2014

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Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management Conference August 12 – 14, 2014

Background
NETWAS Uganda, Uganda WASH Alliance, IRC and SNV are glade to invite you to the Uganda Conference on Menstrual Management on August 12 – 14, 2014. The conference venue is Africana Hotel Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.

It is a moment to dialogue where water, hygiene and sanitation professionals will explore how to achieve healthier, affordable and better results in menstrual management in schools, institutions and communities. One half this entails learning what water, hygiene and sanitation professionals have achieved in menstrual hygiene management, how they have achieved it, what challenges hinder progress in menstrual management and how they cope or override these challenges. The other half of the conference focuses on demonstrative menstrual hygiene management innovations as well as how innovative ways that integrate government, community, the private sector and market can best be utilized to champion menstrual management.
Registration
Registration is open starting May 5th 2014 and will close on August 4th, 2014. If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to contact Peter Kabagambe, NETWAS (U): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Aims of the Conference: Promote Menstrual Management Awareness & Advocacy
The primary target audiences are the different partners that want to see menstrual management concerns addressed both at institutional and community levels. These include NGOs, Embassies, Business Development Services (BDS) partners, donors, UN agencies, government line Ministrys’ of Health, Water, Gender and Education, local government and regulatory partners, private sector partners, and social investors. There is a need to bring these groups together to share, reflect, and set the menstrual management agenda as well as fast track interventions and advocacy initiatives. This exchange of ideas and discourse aims to be a unique multi-stakeholder meeting to get to the bottom of important undertakings required in attaining menstrual management.



Conference Theme: Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management
Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management is about Break the Silence on Menstrual Management. The menstrual management conference is organized according to several sub themes which are proposed below; with papers which will be sifted by a team of experts. These papers are to be presented and will feed into the conference dialogue and discussion with moderation from menstrual management experts drawn from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. After these initial presentations, discussions will ensue followed by moderation viewpoints and finally the display of practical perspectives for participant’s uptakes. These discussions are to be oriented towards skill and knowledge transfer for participants. Participants should leave the conference with sufficient knowledge to continue the discourse and action on menstrual management promotion as well as ideas to put to test.

Paper Themes

• Local solutions to Menstrual Management (Managing the Cramps and Grumps; Sustainable menstrual hygiene management & Managing the dilemma’s of reuse and disposal).
• Policy and legal environment on menstrual management
• Menstrual hygiene management in the school environment
• Menstrual hygiene management in institutions
• Putting an affordable price tag to menstrual hygiene management

Call for Paper submissions
The call for paper opens starting May 5th, 2014 and closes on May 31,2014. All papers should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the keywords MHM CONFERENCE UGANDA PAPER SUBMISSION noted in the email subject line. Papers should not exceed 4 pages and should contain an abstract as well as the sub theme from which the papers draw its content. A title, author’s names, designation, email and telephone contact are required. The APA style of referencing is mandatory.

Authors selected to present in the conference will meet their own travel and accommodation cost.
Conference Guide
Accommodation
Conference Attendee may which to reside in the following place while in Kampala.

Hotel African is located where the conference will take is located in Kampala on Jinja road as indicated in the map below: For more information the following web link may be checked www.hotelafricana.com.

The link below provides a list of hotels in Kampala and a guide of indicative rates with further information available on the respective websites.
www.hotelsinuganda.com/kampala.html

Transportation
Taxi cabs are available for transportation. A taxi cab from Entebbe International Airport to Kampala will be approximately US$40. Taxi cab rates within Kampala will vary but a very rough approximation will be US$ 10 for every 7km.

Exchange Rates
The exchange rate for the US dollar to the Uganda Shilling is currently $1 equivalent to 2,500 Uganda Shillings. Forex bureaus are available to exchange all internationally accepted currencies.

Visa Information
Visas can be obtained on arrival at the Entebbe International Airport. Detailed information on this is available on the link below:
theeye.co.ug/eye-travel-info/

Call to Action, Sponsorship, and Registration
This invitation is a call for sponsors, experts, and participants. We call upon partners interested in promoting menstrual management to offer staff and experts to this meeting. If you would like to become a sponsor or lead a session please contact Peter Kabagambe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... This event is free to attend but you must provide your own transport and accommodation to Uganda.

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