The Power of Co-Design: Advancing Global Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health

Developing Sulwe Sanitary Towels at the Society Empowerment Project, Oyugis Kenya. 2021
Developing Sulwe Sanitary Towels at the Society Empowerment Project, Oyugis Kenya. 2021

November 7-9, 2022

This three-day conference explores how co-design has enhanced sexual and reproductive health in communities in Colombia, Kenya, Brazil, and Peru. Participants will engage in co-design activities in an effort to develop a global network of researchers and activists committed to providing women and girls opportunities to design solutions to the sexual and reproductive health challenges they are facing in their lives.  


Keynote Speakers

Faith Kathoka
Programme Associate - Innovation ServicesProgramme Associate - Innovation Services, World Food Programme
"Design Process as a means to change cultural norms/behavior change"

Dr. Monica Onyango
Affiliate Faculty Member, Boston University Global Development Policy Center; Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
"HIV Adherence among Adolescents in Western Kenya"

Dr. Maria Fernanda Escobar
Leader - Director of the Global Health Equity Unit of Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali- Colombia; Representative for the Latin American region FIGO Committee for Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health
Maternal mortality and Indigenous Women Solutions in Colombia"


Full agenda here



Ray and Maria Stata Center
R&D Common, 4th Floor
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139



Sally Haslanger & Libby McDonald

Join us



Sally Haslanger, Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies, D-Lab-affiliated faculty member

Libby McDonald, MIT D-Lab Associate Director for Practice