JSI @ Women Deliver 2023 Conference

July 17 – 20 | Kigali, Rwanda

We are a proud sponsor of Women Deliver 2023, a convening focused on advancing gender equality.

JSI is committed to ensuring all people have access to health services, education, and economic opportunities regardless of gender, circumstances, or where they live.

Collaborating to understand context, needs, and opportunities


Co-creating for stronger people-centered systems and services


Shifting power and resources to local systems and experts

We work with partners to create people-centered systems and services so that all people should have access to health services, education, and economic opportunities regardless of gender, circumstances, or where they live.

We look forward to engaging and sharing knowledge at Women Deliver 2023.

  • Join our in-person side events and
  • Stop by our booth (K14-K16) at the Expo Hall
  • Follow along on social media at #JSIatWD2023
  • Follow our Gender Equity experts on LinkedIn

Our Schedule @ WD 2023

Tuesday, July 18

Our Life, Our Journey: Navigating youth life stages for a better world

Side Event | 11:30 – 13:00 | Location: Kigali Convention Center, Room MH1.2
This interactive side event will be a dynamic session featuring a group of eight young women who will facilitate small group discussions. The facilitators will share their lived experiences and aspirations related to a particular life stage. Participants will explore new inclusive ways to advance gender equality for adolescent girls and young women.

Reimagining Technical Assistance: Overcoming gender inequity in development assistance for health

Side Event | 17:30 – 19:00 | Location: Kigali Marriott Hotel, Room Muhazi+Virunga
Join us for an interactive dialogue and reception to explore system drivers of gender inequity in development assistance for health. The program will feature speakers from across the global health ecosystem, a system map gallery walk, and a reception with food and drink. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on ways to overcome systemic gender inequity in their particular contexts. 

Meet Our Experts

Amanda Coile, Technical Advisor – Reimagining Technical Assistance

Dyness Kasungami-Matoba, Project Director of the Global Child Health Task Force – Reimagining Technical Assistance

Belindar Kwamboka, Communications and Social Media Associate – HCDExchange

Melinda McKay, Director – Behavior Initiative

Liz McNeil, Senior Community Manager – HCDExchange

Patience Ndlovu, Vice President – Bantwana Initiative

Muthoni Wachira, Project Director – HCDExchange

Learn More About Our Gender-related Work

Reimagining Technical Assistance (RTA) is a JSI-led initiative to spark dialogue and change around development assistance norms, policies, and practices. We seek to contribute to a global health system where power and resources shift to local stewards, and where local entities and experts set the agenda, define needs, select approaches, and coordinate programming.

A woman stands holding a baby in a group of people.

Our Behavior Initiative integrates behavioral thinking into everything we do. Moving beyond conventional approaches, we combine social, ecological, and behavioral applied sciences with innovations from marketing, design, tech, and other sectors, to help people live healthier lives. Our 90+ behavior experts collaborate closely with practice area specialists who have the deep applied experience to make change happen.

JSI’s Center for Healthy Women, Children, and Communities envisions a world of healthy individuals, families, and resilient communities where all women, children, and youth have equitable access to high-quality health and nutrition care. The Center leads JSI’s reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health work, developing and implementing state-of-the-art, sustainable programs integrated with health systems strengthening efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

The Human-Centered Design (HCD) Exchange is a community of implementers, funders, designers, and evaluators committed to advancing learning and practice related to the integration of human-centered design and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low-resource settings.

Three school girls talk outside a school in Africa

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education works with governments, local organizations, and communities in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen comprehensive health, education, social protection, and economic resilience supports that improve the wellbeing of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, violence, and harmful norms.