Call For Abstracts
6th National Conference on PHE
(Population, Health and Environment)
Pasay City, Metro Manila, 8-10 November 2016
EXTENDED --- CALL FOR ABSTRACTS UP TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016!!!
Conference Theme: Engaging the Government in Mainstreaming the PHE Approach Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Poverty reduction • Food security • Good health and well-being • Quality education • Gender equality • Clean water and sanitation • Affordable and clean energy • Decent work and economic growth • Industry, innovation and infrastructure • Reduced inequalities • Sustainable cities and communities • Responsible consumption and production • Climate action • Life below water • Life on land • Peace, justice and strong institutions • Partnerships
The National PHE Network invites you to submit an abstract that share learnings on how the network members and partners are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed above as guided by the integrated PHE approach. Important ideas from paper presentations and discussions shall serve as inputs to the mainstreaming of the PHE approach in the Philippine Development Plan under the Duterte Administration to fulfill the country’s commitments in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target conference participants are public and private PHE practitioners, members of the academe, government agency officials, local government executives, international organizations/ development partners, non-government organizations, people’s organization and other civil society organizations.
Specific objectives of the 6th conference are the following:
- Present the current state, issues and challenges of PHE;
- Familiarize and update PHE members on the status of planning to fulfill the SDGs;
- Draw up the PHE advocacy plan to engage the government and other stakeholders;
- Identify roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda in the New Philippine Development Plan within the context of SDGs.
Parallel sessions that shall cover the PHE strategies and tools being used to achieve the SDGs are the following:
- PHE issues and challenges in the SDGs Era
- Roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda
- Applying PHE as a tool to achieve specific SDGs
- Partnership, accountability and sustainability
Submission Guidelines for Abstracts:
Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract:
Each abstract submission must include the contact information for the presenter, the abstract text, and a brief narrative biography of the presenter.
- A presenter may submit only one abstract for consideration.
- Only one author can be listed as the presenter. Co-authors are welcome to attend the session, but cannot be featured as a presenter.
- All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
- All abstracts must be limited to 450 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 font. Handwritten abstracts and paper copies will not be accepted. The title and designated presenter are not included in the word count. Headings within the abstract are included in the word count. Any abstract longer than 450 words will be returned.
- Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out at first use.
- All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Conference Secretariat must receive your abstract no later than 30 September 2016 (earlier if suggestions for improvement are requested).
Criteria for Selection:
Abstracts will be judged based on their direct relevance to the conference theme of how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan under the new leadership to support the attainment of SDGs commitments of the government.
In addition, abstracts should highlight new lessons and innovative ideas, along with the ability to share lessons for replication of integrated models. Authors may include any of, but are not limited to, the following keywords referring to the PHE dimensions and models through which the SDGs are being addressed, e.g., in issues like universal health care, health care resilience and disaster, RH-maternal health, climate change, environment (water and ecosystems), renewable energy, emerging threats and existing vulnerabilities, poverty and hunger reduction, food security and sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood and enterprise, how PHE tools are effective in addressing these issues, and aspects in partnerships and good governance.
Guidelines for Abstract Contents:
Please follow these guidelines for the content and flow of your abstract and present it in a brief or summarized format:
- Abstract Title: How does your study, program or initiative demonstrate addressing the SDGs (either in response to the state of the global goals, as actions in climate change adaptation and disaster risk and rehabilitation (CCA-DRR), or by demonstrating how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan)?
- Presenter and co-authors/partners: Who was involved in your study, program, or activity? Is the primary person involved the one who will make the presentation if the abstract is accepted? Who assisted in the study or program?
- Learning Objective: What will participants learn as a result of attending this presentation? An example of a learning objective is: Participants will be able to explain a model for a NGO - local government partnership and key steps in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
- Background: What was the purpose of your study, program, or campaign? What were the key objectives? When and where did it take place? How long did it last? How many people were involved in the study, program or policy initiative? How much did it cost?
- Design/Methods: How was your study, program, or initiative conducted or implemented?
- Examples for your study/program: How were the data collected and analyzed? (Cite methods used.)
- Results/Outcome or Current Efforts and Implications: What are the results or outcomes of your study, program or initiative? What is the outcome of addressing any of the SDGs? What population, health or environment improvements have been made? What have been additional documented benefits (such as better community cohesion, greater outcomes for initial capital investments, or increased livelihood opportunities)?
- Conclusions: What have we learned from the study or program that merits further action or will be useful for replication in other studies/programs/campaigns? What are the implications and conclusions as indicated by the data? What is the potential applicability or replication in other settings, particularly for a country like the Philippines?
Review and Notification:
Your abstract will be submitted to a review committee. The conference organizers will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted on/before 6 October 2016. If you’re abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference on or before October 15, 2016.
Send Your Abstract and inquiries thru any of the Conference Hosts:
JACKYLIN D. ROBEL
Planning Officer V
Commission on Population
Acacia Lane Ext., Welfareville Compound,
Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
Telephone No.: (+63 2) 531-7303
Fax No.: (+63 2) 531-5122
FERNANDO M. RAMIREZ
Manager, Program Development Unit
Foundation for the Philippine Environment
#77 Matahimik St., Teachers’ Village
Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Telephone Nos.: (+63 2) 926-9629/ 927-2186/ 927-9403 Fax No.: (+63 2) 922-3022